Amateur boxer Samuel Takyi of Ghana, says he’s struggling to make ends meet as he prepares for the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
Takyi, widely considered one of Ghana’s best boxing talents, says the issue has greatly hindered his ability to be ready for the international tournament.
“We are yet to receive our per diem after qualifying for the tournament,” Takyi told Happy Sports. “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.
“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.”
Takyi qualified for the Tokyo Games during the Africa Olympic Qualifiers in Dakar, Senegal.