You would hardly find a person so passionate about a sport that he gives preference to it over his other works such as business or positions. Despite his longing and love for badminton since childhood days, he could not get the chance to represent his country- administrative corruption and low standards of sports are to blame for.
However, it’s was his dedication and love for badminton that he drew inspiration from his grandmother, a queen who rebelled against the British army for the freedom of the Gold Coast Ghana, and decided to uplift the standards of badminton sports in the country. The person we are talking about is a renowned businessman, administrator, and holds many prestigious positions today.
Indeed, we are talking about Yeboah Evans, the frontrunner in the coming Badminton Confederation of Africa Election (BCA). During his tenure as the second vice President of the GOC (Ghana Olympic Committee), he was elected unopposed President of the Badminton Association of Ghana (BAG). After winning the BAG presidential elections, he uttered, “We will take Badminton Association of Ghana up, up and up. It’s my dream to see our players to winning medals at all African games and other international tournaments.”
He also emphasized that structures would be put in place to show modern trends for the association and develop a Premier League for Ghanaian Badminton Clubs.
What a way he has chosen to elevate the standards of the sport in the country. Apart from badminton, he has contributed to raise the standards of other sports and launch fraternity among sportsmen in the country.
Mr. Yeboah has served sports across years in a variety of roles that have helped to come forth our sporting disciplines and ensured that GOC’s reputation is enhanced and protected. When launching his election campaign his four pledges were:
• [b]Promote the worldwide growth and expansion of sports by extending the business community interest in sports.[/b]
• [b]Ensure the world-class standards of financial management[/b]
• [b]Improve and enhance the rising influence of technology in Sport[/b]
• [b]Improve the image of GOC and promote events frequently[/b]
Now, when BCA presidential elections are approaching near, Evans has launched his campaign with his three-point agenda:
• [b]Rebuilding trust and leading reforms[/b]
• [b]Decentralized development and participation empowerment[/b]
• [b]Maximizing commercial growth and enhanced management [/b]
Mr. Evans has participated in several sports reform initiatives related to athletes, having already working with groups of multi-sports events for his country. Over the last decade, he has served on boards of eight non for profit sports and inter-cultural associations including American Field Service, Ghana.
Called as one of the most influential BCA President Election candidates, Evans has brought Ghanaian badminton a sporting sponsorship for USD500,000 of media airtime till next Olympic Cycle. He has also been nominated for the Best Federation President Award by the Sports Writers Association Ghana for his ‘magical’ sport leadership skills.
Supporting him in the upcoming BCA elections would mean a step towards the overall development of sports in the country and establishment of a sports-culture. You a can contact him at:
Email: [b][email protected]
Phone: [b]+233 26 944 3063[/b]