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Australian Embassy Donates GHS 25,000 To Azumah Nelson Foundation

Azumah is regarded by many as the greatest athletes of all time in Ghana and his foundation was set up to raise future boxers that will take up his mantle.

In a brief remark, before the money was handed over, the Australian Ambassador to Ghana, Andrew Barnes, revealed his admiration for Azumah and his delight to have been able to raise funds to contribute to the Azumah Foundation.

He also urged all young Ghanaian boxers to follow Azumah Nelson’s steps to achieve their goals both in a sporting sense and in their daily life activities.

Nelson is very known to the Australian public after he fought Australian boxer Jeff Fenech in 1991 and 1992. In 1991, their first meeting in Las Vegas was declared a draw while in 1992, Nelson knocked Fenech out in the 8th round in Melbourne.


President of the Ghana Olympic Committee, Ben Nunoo Mensah receiving the dummy cheque from H.E. Andrew Barnes

Receiving the money on behalf of the Azumah Nelson, Yaw Sakyi, thanked the Embassy and pledged that the money would be used in the right way to grow the foundation.

He also revealed the foundation’s readiness to work closely with the Australian embassy for bilateral gains.

An additional GHC 25,000 was donated by the Australian Embassy to the Ghana Olympic Committee to aid their preparations for the 2018 Commonwealth games to be staged in Gold Coast, Australia.


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