Other Sports of Thursday, 21 March 2013
Source: Daily Graphic
Ghana defeated Togo 6-3 to win a kick-boxing international banter between the two nations which was organised recently by the Greater Accra Kick-Boxing Association at Nima in Accra.
The fight saw seven fighters from each country squaring off in various categories in the relatively unknown sporting disciple among sports-loving fans in the nation.
Togolese Abubakari Musa beat his Ghanaian contender, Solomon Bortey in the second round of their round three encounters to pull out the first feat on the night for the neighbouring country.
Togo further led an onslaught which saw them win two more fights courtesy Abdulaye Iddrisu, who trounced Richard Essiey and Sadoom Malidou demolishing fellow Ghanaian Isaac Commey.
But a Ghanaian resurgence in subsequent bouts saw Isaac Aikins destroy Ganio Osman with fantastic kicks to his body and quick jabs to his chin and jaws to give Ghana her first victory.
This was followed by Alfred Adjartey, who defeated Nuhu Abubakari and Jonathan Euro, who pummeled his Togolese contender, Abubakari Osman into submission.
The ninth fight, which happened to be the final-contest between the two nations, saw Stephen Bruce annihilate to the joy of the crowd who besieged the forecourts of the Frankies Hotel at Nima.
Mr Yoofi Boham, organiser and co-ordinator of the event, appealed to the Youth and sports Ministry to take kick-boxing seriously, since according to him, it has the potential of bringing home honour and reward to the nation, as well as being a source of employment and lucrative business ventures.
He said countries that made the sport a priority had witnessed jobs for the youth and a decline in crimes and added that the discipline served as a healthy workout for a strong nation.