“No conspiracies”- Zweenes booms to Bukom Banku’s manager

Tuesday 23rd September , 2014 3:45 pm
GBA boss, Peter Zwennes (Credit: Daily Graphic)
GBA boss, Peter Zwennes (Credit: Daily Graphic)

President of the Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA), Peter Zweenes, has described as claims by Kotey Neequaye, co-manager of Braimah Kamoko aka Bukom Banku that the association is scheming to prevent the much-anticipated fight between Kamoko and challenger John Napari.

Mr. Neequaye has accused the GBA of wanting to rule out Napari out of the bout on medical grounds in order to bring in another boxer but the GBA President has called the allegations as baseless and that medical examinations to determine Napari’s health would be done by close of Tuesday.

“I think that kind of allegation is absolute rubbish. What motivation do we have to conspire to stop a fight when we have been the same people trying to save that fight right from the beginning,” said Zweenes in an interview with Citi Sports.

He continued to explain that Mr. Neequaye had not acted properly in the build up to the fight and had improperly signed a promoter when a promoter had already been given the rights to the bout.

“Mr. Neequaye is a co-manager of Bukom Banku and so are Super Entertainment Promotions. Additionally, Super Entertainment has a promotional contract to promote Banku’s fights.

Mr. Neequaye, in bad faith, went behind his co-managers and got another promoter, Macdon Promotions, for the bout.

When his co-managers got to know, they wrote to the GBA and asked that the fight should be cancelled. We invited all the sides for a meeting and that was when Macdon got to know that Banku already had promoters for the bout.

Mr. Neequaye hid all these details in absolute bad faith.”

The bout was initially scheduled for the 3rd of October but is unclear if these disagreements will affect it.

If staged, it will be the second fight for Bukom Banku this year after he beat longtime rival, Ayittey Powers, in Accra in May.


By: Nathan Quao/citifmonline.com/Ghana