The Chiringa Platoon emerged winners of
this year’s Ghana Military Academy Inter Platoon Novices boxing competition for
Regular Career Course (RCC) 59.
They recorded 28 points after the
three-day event to walk away with the ultimate trophy.
Chiringa tied with second-placed
Abyssinia who also had 28 points but had to settle for the second position as
Chiringa came ahead after winning their featherweight fights on day one.
The Burma Platoon followed with the
third position with 25 points.
Other awards presented on the night
include the Gallant Loser Award which went to O/Cdt Atiemo Kojo from Burma,
while the Best Female Boxer was received by N/Cdt Mary Aba Fiadoo from
The Best Boxer Award on the night went
to O/Cdt Andy Mensah also from Chiringa for his exploits.
Speaking after the event, Guest of
Honour, Brig.Gen Abraham Yeboah Nsiah praised all the participants for their
efforts, adding that the three nights had been electrifying with excitement.
He said the boxing competition was very
important on the training calendar of the GMA and must continue.
“The competition is important even
globally and for a good reason. It must not be considered unnecessary and
punishment to the cadet, “he stated.
He added that, the competition helps
assess the robustness and stamina of the trainees and also give them confidence
through healthy competition.
“This is not to produce
accomplished boxers and not to brutalize civilians but to protect them against
criminals and other situations, “he stressed.
He said, the competition was meant to
give the cadets the needed strength and courage to deliver on their duties.
He also commended the female boxers for their efforts, adding that, they made a good case for more females to be giving the opportunity to join the military.
BY MICHAEL D.ABAYATEYE
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