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Jojo Ephson charges policymakers, media to advocate for sports, not just football
Jojo Ephson charges policymakers, media to advocate for sports, not just football

Jojo Ephson charges policymakers, media to advocate for sports, not just football

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Communication and branding officer of the Ghana Boxing Federation, Jojo Ephson has charged the media to advocate for investment into sports and not just football.

Speaking to Twifoman FM on challenges facing the boxing federation, he stressed that Ghana is gifted with so much talent but lack of investment has hindered the development of the sport.

According to him, the government and the media, in general, are football-bias, neglecting the need to champion the cause for other sport.

He insisted that despite the minimal attention given to boxing, it has still managed to bring in world titles, unlike football which in recent times brought home laurels only from just the youth level.

Jojo Ephson further charged policymakers like the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the National Sports Authority to shift attention to those sports that the country has its competitive edge.

He revealed that since the national boxing team returned months ago from their Olympics qualifiers in Senegal, the per diem of the entire team are yet to be settled.

“When they [boxers and coaches] went for the Senegal Olympics qualifiers, their per diem which is not even up to $10,000, it’s been two months but still not paid.

“But winning bonus of two black stars players will cater for the entire national boxing team. Are we being fair to the sport? Are we developing the sport? he quizzed.

The renown journalist who was appointed communication officer for the GBF earlier this year pleaded with the media to advocate for investment into what is widely regarded as least finance sports.

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About Richard Korley

Accountant | Blogger/ Founder of Press Sports Ghana | Formerly a presenter with Volta Premier FM, Ho. Sports fan by default. I aspire to write

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