By Stephen Appiah, GNA
19, GNA - Chiringa Platoon has won the best platoon in the Ghana Military
Academy (AMA)2019 Inter-Platoon Novices Boxing Competition for Short Service
Commission and Special Duties Course 57 in Accra.
It was a total
of 15 bouts with three rounds in each bout with a duration of two minutes in
the first two rounds and three minutes in the final round.
The winner of
each fight scored two points, whiles the loser scored a point with no point for
With a total of
three wins and one lost, Chiranga Platoon was adjudged champions following an
impressive performance from the officer cadets in the platoon which gave them
Platoon placed second after two wins and two lost which scored them six points
with only a point ahead Burma Platoon who were third with five points after a
win and three defeats.
(O/CDT) Amoah Ebonyi of Abyssinia was named the best boxer, with O/CDT Baah MB
of Chiranga picking the best female boxer, whilst O/CDT Appiah DK Abyssinia was
rewarded the gallant loser.
General Robert Yaw Affram, the Director General of Defence and Industrial
Department at the general headquarters, speaking as the Special Guest said the GMA Novices Boxing Competition was
important event in the training calendar of the academy and would continue to
be important in the foreseeable future.
globally, Novices Boxing had been an essential aspect of officers training in
Military Academies and it was for good purpose because it helped to build
discipline, perseverance and determination.
should consider this as unnecessary and also regard it as undue punishment for
the participants. It is a combat sport that trains the potential officers to
developed their fighting spirit as well as self confidence,"he said.
General advised the officers that, the impacted fighting skills from the
training was for their protection but not on innocent civilians.
purpose of the training is not to produced accomplish boxers. The skills
impacted in you are not for you to visit brutality on innocent civilians but
for the protection of self defense where it is necessary", he said.
He noted that,
the GMA is the guidance of values that has shaped officers over the years and
who have turn their contribution in shaping the history of our country.