‘Karate Do’ Association president in Ghana, Melvis Brown is calling on the Sports Ministry and other stakeholders to collaborate with the federation to promote one of the least financed sports in the World.
The president bemoaned the non-availability of space for sports infrastructure and financial support as a challenge.
‘Karate Do’ Association is the largest association for Karate in Ghana and a member as well as the official representative for this sport in the Ghana Olympic Committee since 1997.
Speaking in an interview on Thursday morning, the president Melvis Brown pleaded that the ministry should support them so that the financial burdens will be lessened.
“The truth is, the level of support we are expecting is not coming. Although, they are also having challenges. We don’t have to rely on them only but they should check on us,” Melvis Brown told Original FM.
The president again called on the ministry not to base on football only but should give them the needed support.
“We can’t compete with football but when our games clash with foothball, likely you will not get the support you are looking for.”
The Ghana ‘Karate Do’ team will compete in the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Birmingham scheduled for 28th July to 8th August, 2022.
Birmingham was announced as host on 21 December 2017, marking England’s third time hosting the Commonwealth Games after London 1934 and Manchester 2002.