The 2015 African Games bronze medalist in the lightweight category, Nick Okoth as well as Cosby George Ouma, the middleweight boxer managed to win their bouts. The given fact backed hopes that Kenyan sportsmen have good prospects at the African Games being held in Morocco.
Being the 2015 African lightweight champion, Okoth managed to have Equatorial Guinea’s Armando Moliko defeated. That Okoth’s win inspired Cosby and the latter outperformed Togo’s John Koudeha, hoping that the middleweight clash would bring him to the quarter-finals.
Albert Matito, the director of the Boxing Federation of Kenya told that they expect two sportsmen to win their tournaments, they have chanced to do it due to their rich experience in international competitions.
The director added that the squad would revive the country’s lost fame in the sport. Those boxers’ win turned out to be a boost to the squad braced for competing in their tournaments tomorrow and today.
It occurred right after Edwin Okongo, the country’s light heavyweight boxer and Evelyn Akinyi, the lightweight female champion failed to win their opening matches.
It was Zambia’s Kaonga Mbachi who defeated Okongo, while Akinyi was outperformed by Tunisia’s Moula Khouloud.
Besides this, yesterday, two female flyweight boxers Lorna Kusa as well as Christine Ongare also were unlucky in their opening tournaments due to the fact African Boxing Federation came up with fixtures of the boxers in the quarter-final as well as pre-quarterfinal plays tomorrow and today.
In a pre-quarterfinal lightweight tournament, Omar Abdul Wahib from Ghana is expected to face off with Ethan Maina, the policeman.
Furthermore, tomorrow Nigeria’s Arinze Franklin Chukwidi is scheduled to compete with Elly Ajowi, the Olympian Kenya Police heavyweight boxer.