Thursday, January 28, 2010
And Clottey wept
The US Embassy in Accra's decision to deny Joshua Clottey, former IBF Welterweight champion's trainer, Nii Kotey Dzanie, has really saddened them.
In a well attended press conference in Accra yesterday, the emotionally-stricken Clottey broke down in tears, mid-way during the program, following his trainer's travelling documentation hitches.
The boxer revealed that a trainer plays a key role in the outcome of boxing bouts; an assertion WBC official, Atta Eddi Pappoe attested to.
Refreshingly, Mr. Worlanyo K. Agra, upon hearing the boxer's plight promised to use his good offices to intervene.
After some few contacts outside the press conference, Mr. Agra walked in to give the assurance that his contacts via telephone proved profitable and that the signs are clear on the wall that Nii Kotey will fly out with the boxer for the big bout in March.
At the time of going to press, the GBA Public Relations Officer, Alhaji Amin Lamptey, orchestrator of the press conference, confirmed that the US Embassy had promised to issue the visa to the trainer.
author: Kofi Owusu Aduonum