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Ministry of Youth and Sports provides detailed breakdown of amount given to Samuel Takyi by President Akufo-Addo

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Boxer Samuel Takyi is not on Ghana’s team for the 2024 Olympics qualifiers, according to Bernard Quartey, president of the Ghana Boxing Federation, since his requests were not satisfied.

Samuel Takyi, who gained attention after winning the bronze medal in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, allegedly requested a scholarship before joining the team.

According to the Ministry of Youth and Sports, boxer Samuel Takyi is not entitled to the $20,000 President Akufo-Addo gave him to further his professional growth.

Samuel Takyi declined to join the Black Bombers for Olympic qualifications since the $20,000 was not granted to him, according to the Ministry’s letter to the head of the Ghana Boxing Federation, Bernard Quartey. Samuel Takyi received a total package worth $50,000 from the President for taking home the bronze medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, according to the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

According to the statement cited by sportsworldghana, of the $50,000, $10,000 was to be given to Takyi, $20,000 would have been used to purchase a car for him, and the remaining $20,000 would have been set aside as a development fund for him.

“After Samuel Takyi won the bronze medal at the Olympic games in Japan, the President presented him $50,000. It is significant to note that Samuel Takyi received the following types of payments.

Part of the statement cited by sportsworldghana said, “$10,000 for winning the bronze medal, $20,000 to procure a vehicle for him and $20,000 to be invested in his personal development.”

The Ministry noted, “Samuel Taykyi received $10,000 on November 18, 2021.

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