Mr. George Lamptey, President of the Ghana Boxing Federation (GBF), is confident the Black Bombers (national amateur boxing team) will go for a medal haul at the Africa Games (AG) coming up in Morocco.
According to him, the team will rely on the vast experience gained by the boxers in competitions of such magnitude to end their medal drought in recent championship.
In a chat with the Times Sports over the weekend, the GBF boss said the failure to win medals in recent times has become a matter of concern for not just the management team but the boxers as well.
“That has in a way put a huge expectation on the boxers and everybody around the team to prepare well and focus on the dream of winning medals at the Games.”
Ghana will be represented by 10 boxers at the Games made up of eight males and two females who are virtually new to such platforms.
But Mr. Lamptey told the Times Sports that apart from the female boxers who are new, the male fighters are very experienced and talented and are considered medal hopefuls.
“We have boxers that have participated in the AG, Commonwealth and Olympic Games and gone as far as to the medal stage so they would certainly not be overawed by the event.”