Sports Minister Mustapha Ussif has appealed to corporate Ghana to help invest in talents like bronze medalist at the Tokyo Games Samuel Takyi.
Hundreds of supporters thronged the Kotoka International Airport on Friday night to receive Ghana’s sole bronze medalist at the 2020 Olympic Games, Samuel Takyi and other members of the team in grand style.
Speaking to the media at the Kotoka International Airport, Mustapha Ussif appealed to corporate entities to come on board to invest in Ghana sports to thrive.
“I want to use this opportunity to appeal to corporate institutions to support the sports industry. Most of this sports industry if you invest in them … you can see with just one medal look at the enthusiasm.
So the corporate institutions should assists so that we can all position the sports industry, the ecosystem in the sports industry and make it very viable to contribute to our GDP and economy.”
Samuel Takyi won bronze in the men’s boxing featherweight division at the just ended Tokyo Olympics following his impressive display.
Takyi became Ghana’s fourth boxing medalist, ending Ghana’s 49 years drought in Olympic boxing after Prince Amartey won the bronze medal at Munich 1972.
The list includes Clement Quartey – 1960- Silver, Eddie Blay – 1964- Bronze and Prince Amartey – 1972 – Bronze, as the only men to ever win Ghana an individual Olympic medal.
Samuel Takyi will receive $3,000 as bonus package from the sports ministry after winning bronze in the Olympics men’s featherweight.