He said the only way national teams in the country can excel is to give the players enough playing time by organizing friendly competitions and international tournaments for them.
He added that his federation was on course in making sure that the national amateur boxing team, the Black Bombers, will have enough exposure both locally and internationally as the qualifiers for the Olympic Games draws nearer.
Ambassador Quarcoo said this during the first round of the Triangular Boxing Tournament between Ghana, Benin and Gabon to commemorate Ghana’s 55th Independence Day celebration at the D.G Hathramani Sports Hall at the Accra Sports Stadium on Tuesday.
The GABF boss explained that the triangular tournament was to re-ignite the existing friendship between the three sister countries, promote regional intergration and encourage participation in the sports among the youth.
He said the initiative was also a platform for the three federations to assess the performances of their national teams and make the amends where necessary.
Ghana emerged champions in the first round of the bouts against Benin and will face Gabon tomorrow at the Bridge Boxing Gym in Accra.
In the Light flyweight junior women division between Ghana’s Rose Awatey and her opponent Amoussou Nadege, the bout ended in a draw. Sulemanu Tetteh from Ghana defeated Samoussi from Benin by 14-3. In the light heavyweight division, Benin’s Garadine Fataou retired in the second round.
With a winning point of 5-7, Abdul Wahid from Ghana defeated Faiaznli John from Benin in the flyweight division. Jessie Lartey and Loco Clement met in the bantamweight division but Lartey from Ghana won by 7-2.
Michael Amoo-Bediako from Ghana lost to Chitou Chafiq from Benin by 10-8 in the light welterweight division. Amossou Joel lost miserably to Ghana’s Musah Rahman Lawson by 23-2 in the light welterweight division.