We Need More Support To Develop Boxing Talents In Ghana : Mohammed Aryeetey

Gold medalist at the just-ended African Games, Mohammed Aryeetey, has appealed for more support to aid the development of boxing in Ghana.

Aryeteey, who developed his craft by taking part in junior championships, believes more investments in the sport will also pave the way for talented young boxers to come through the ranks.

The former national Flyweight champion believes the lack of support has led to many talented boxers quitting the sport despite Ghana being noted as a country that has produced a host of world champions.

"Most of our friends and our colleagues that we started with have stopped boxing due to financial problems," he said in an interview on Prime Morning which airs on Joy Prime TV.

"I think we need a lot of support. We all come from James Town and it's not really easy for us. We are trying our best to get somewhere. We are doing it without a lot of support there are many many people who have stopped as a result.

"We have the desire to continue even when the going gets tough."

Aryeteey also called on stakeholders to provide the necessary equipment for the boxers to help them get better.

"We have to get a lot of training equipment," he continued.

"The training equipment is the most important thing because some of our clubs here in Ghana don't have training equipment.

"Also, the boxers lack financial support and some of us, we just close from training we don't get what to even eat. These things, when provided inspire us to put much focus in the game."

Watch the full interview below.

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