The National Youth Authority has held out newly crowned world boxing champion, Isaac Dogboe, as a model of persistence and courage youths need to succeed.
In a statement signed by its CEO, Emmanuel Asigri, the NYA joined in showering praise on Ghana’s youngest boxing champion after the 23-year-old’s heroics in the USA.
Dogboe ‘Royal Storm’ clinched the WBO Super Bantamweight title after knocking out Jessie Magdaleno in Philadelphia Sunday morning.
The National Youth Authority, a statutory body tasked to help Ghana’s nearly 60% youthful population reach their potential said, it is chaffed by Dogbe’s quick feet and feat.
Emmanuel Asigri noted, “Dogboe has deepened Ghanaian pride everywhere”.
He said sports play a vital role in improving a country’s visibility in the world which has a knock on effect in many areas of the economy.
“Dogboe has done just that. One knock-out and Ghana has gone a notch up,” he said.
The NYA urged the world boxing champion to keep a cool head and focus on winning bigger titles and acclaim for himself and country.
The boxer has taken the plaudits from former world champion Azumah Nelson, former President Jerry Rawlings and President Akufo-Addo.