- Sylvia Dogah has made history as Ghana's first-ever female kickboxer to participate in an international tournament
- She will join other team members to represent the country in the Arab Boxing Grand Prix Championship from April 21 to May 1, 2021
- Dogah has been celebrated on social media for her remarkable feat
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Sylvia Dogah is making history as the first-ever Ghanaian female kickboxer to participate in the Arab Boxing Grand Prix Championship from April 21 to May 1, 2021.
The young female kickboxer will imprint her name in the sands of time as the first Ghanaian female to participate in such an international tournament.
Dogah joins the ranks of notable Ghanaian women who made history in their fields, including Rosmond Asiama Nkansah, the first Ghanaian woman to be recruited into the then Gold Coast Police Force, and Susan Barbara Gyankorama Ofori-Atta who became the first female doctor in the Gold Coast.
The Arab Boxing Grand Prix Championship will be staged at the plush Olympic Village Novogorsk Sports Complex in Moscow, Russia from April 21 to May 1, 2021.
For the first time in an international tournament, Dogah will be representing Ghana as the country's first female kickboxer.
She joins other eager Ghanaian kickboxers determined to win laurels for the country at this year's Arab Grand Prix Championship.
The team from Ghana will compete against other professional kickboxers from Russia, Middle East, and Africa for honours.
Dogah who is a native of Mepe in North Tongu has been honoured by the Member of Parliament for the constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa.
In a post on his Facebook page, the MP said, ''It was with great delight that I hosted in my office today, the astounding Sylvia Dogah from Mepe in my beloved constituency who makes history as Ghana’s only female kickboxer participating.''
He continued: ''Miss Dogah is determined to return home with laurels as she dreams of soon securing Ghana’s first Olympic medal in the sport.
''She has indeed made Ghana and North Tongu proud and that is why I am deeply honoured to be contributing to her sponsorship throughout her professional career. And if I may add, she says my boxing skills aren’t bad at all.''
In other news, YEN.com.gh previously reported that a US-based second-year Ghanaian law student at the Syracuse University College of Law, Hilda Frimpong, has been named the editor-in-chief of the Syracuse Law Review.
Frimpong, 30, has shattered the glass ceiling and makes history as the first Black person to ever hold this position.
The former Miss Ghana USA winner, who was born in Ghana and raised in Dallas, Texas, will lead the Law Review for the 2021-22 academic year with a female-dominated board.
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