Ministry of Youth and Sports consoles family of Alfred Kotey
The Ministry of Youth and Sports has expressed it's deep regret over the demise of former WBO Bantamweight champion, Alfred Kotey.
This follows the death of the 52-year old in Bronx, New York on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 after battling with ilness.
"The Ministry of Youth and Sports has learnt with shock and grief the demise of Alfred Kotey, a former member of the national boxing team, the Black Bombers. The ministry on behalf of government and the sporting fraternity, expresses its deep regret at his demise. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the boxing fraternity during this difficult period" A press statement signed and released by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Isaac Kwame Asiamah read.
Alfred 'Cobra' Kotey, was born on 3rd June 1968 at Bukom; a suburb in Accra noted for producing great boxers. He represented Ghana at he 1988 Summer Olympics held in Seoul, South Korea.
On 30th July 1994, he became Ghana's first boxer to win the WBO Bantamweight Title after defeating Puerto Rican, Rafael Del Valle in London. He also won the West African and Commonwealth Flyweight titles in his career.