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Ghanaian Olympic Athlete struggling for meals as he prepares for Olympic Games

Samuel Tachie, one of the two amateur boxers about to represent Ghana in next year’s Tokyo Olympic Games is struggling…

Samuel Tachie, one of the two amateur boxers about to represent Ghana in next year’s Tokyo Olympic Games is struggling to put decent food on his table.

Samuel Tachie an amateur boxer about to represent Ghana at the international front isn’t having things really easy as one would expect him to. He is appealing to the public for support.

Tachie, a featherweight boxer qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games in Senegal after participating in the Africa Olympic qualifiers in March with the national team.

In an interview with Happy Sports, the hardworking boxer said:

“We are yet to receive our per diem after qualifying for the tournament. Things are really difficult now financially and I have to rely on my family for money and food after training. After training all day, I spend Ghc 20 or $4 on food which is difficult”.

He appealed to the public for some financial support and also training kits to help his preparation ahead of the Games.

“I will appeal to the government to camp us so we win a medal. We must start preparations now if we want to make an impact”.

Samuel added that his target is to win the gold medal and then switch to professional boxing.

 

Source: Herbert BOAKYE YIADOM