Ten amateur boxers comprised of eight males and two females will represent Ghana at the 2020 Olympic Games African Qualifiers which takes place in Dakar, Senegal, from February 20-29.
According to the president of the Ghana Boxing Federation (GBF), George Lamptey, the lack of funds has forced them to plan more strategically, including exposure for some of the local female boxers to the international scene.
Lamptey revealed that the 10 boxers selected will camp at the Trust Sports Emporium – Bukom Boxing Arena and train at the Bukom Fitness Center for a week before heading to the competition.
The GBF technical director, Dr. Ofori Asare, said the final Black Bombers selected squad will be divided into two, with the Zone B team featuring the best next generation of boxers.
Afare is optimistic that many Ghanaian boxers will qualify for the 2020 Olympics, which will be held in Japan.