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RexDanquah submit forms for MOBA Ebusuapanyin position

Renowned land economist and sportbusiness consultant, Magnus Naabe RexDanquah, has submitted his duly executed nomination forms for the 2023 Elections for the position of the Mfantsipim Old Boys Association (MOBA) National Ebusuapanyin to its secretariat.

As an events architect, planner and manager, an author and a member of the Mfantsipim Old Boys Association (MOBA) 1972 Year Group, he sought to serve his alma mata.

Having successfully submitted his form to contest the National Ebusuapanyin position to the secretariat, vetting of nominations of all candidates for the 2023 MOBA Elections is slated for the MOBA Secretariat, Wesley House, Methodist Church Conference Room, Accra from September 11th to 25th.

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The campaigning period is also fixed for September 26 to October 25, 2023, for the conduct of elections on Thursday, October 26, later this year.

The positions available on the MOBA National Executive Committee are the Ebusuapanyin / National President, the Vice President and eight (8) Decade Representatives: 1973 – 1955 (one representative); 1974 – 1983 (two representatives); 1984 – 1993 (two representatives); 1994 – 2003 (two representatives; and 2004 – 2013 (one representative).

According to an official testimonial on his file, “Magnus was actively creative, contributing effectively to the social life of Mfantsipim, socially concerned for others and played a notable role in safe-guarding the property of the school whilst at school.”

Mr. RexDanquah attended Mfantsipim School (1967-1974) and he was in the Pickard – Parker House as well as the Grounds Prefect (1973-1974) of the school.

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He successfully pursued a BSc. Land Economy & Estate Management degree course at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) and aborted a MSc. Land Economy degree course for a new life in sportbusiness, including stadia management in 1979.

For the past three decades, Mr. RexDanquah, by dint of hardwork has distinguished himself to the good cause of Mfantsipim School. He was a member of the School Board of Governors between 2013-2016 and Chairman of the School Development Planning Committee between the same period.

He also served as a member of the School Board Finance Sub-Committee from 2013-2016, Chairman of the GES Committee setup to investigate the Headmaster of the School in 2016 and a member of the School Reform Plan Committee.

Mr. RexDanquah is a national and a continental sportbusiness icon of great repute.

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He was the Editor of the Form 3B1 Class newspaper ‘The LIGHTING’ (1970-1971); the Class Football Team Manager (1971-1973); Member of Pen Pal Club (Founder / Secretary), Historical Society, Geographical Society and the UNSA-Mfantsipim.

Also, a Form 5B1 and Lower 6A Class Monitors; Member of the School Council & Prefects Council (1973-1974); Member of the Chapel Committee; and contributed articles to the ‘Kwabotwe Outlook’ as well as the School Magazine.

Mr. RexDanquah was a host of the erstwhile ‘SPORTS DIGEST’ TV programme on GBC-TV in the eighties and edited a number of publications, including award winning ‘PUBLIC OPINION’ and ‘SPORTS COIN’ weeklies.

On October 3, 2015, the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) honoured him with a citation and a Plaque at the 40th MTN / SWAG AWARDS NIGHT for his contributions to the development of Sports in Ghana over three decades.

Highlight of his enormous contributions included engineering Ghana’s successful bid for the hosting and organization of the 13th African Games 2023 to be hosted in Accra.

Popularly called ‘Uncle Rex’, the architect and manager of several landmark sport events in Ghana, including the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa (SCSA) Zone II Football Championships organized and hosted in 1986 (Ghana); the 11th CAF African Youth Football Championships organized and hosted in 1999.

Others include the 13th CAF African Football Championships (CAN 2008 Ghana) organized and hosted in 2008; and the 11th AfHF Hockey Africa Cup for Nations (Ghana 2009) organized and hosted in 2009 at the Theodosia Okoh National Hockey Pitch.

He is also an author of several published articles as well as both published and unpublished books.

Magnus Naabe RexDanquah is a father of seven four males and three females with nine grandchildren.

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