Mr. Ben Nunoo Mensah, the President of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), has called on the national amateur boxing team, the Black Bombers to secure a place at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
In a goodwill message to the team ahead of the qualifiers in Dakar, Senegal, Mr. Nunoo Mensah said he believes in the boxers and coaches selected as the best that can represent Ghana at this time.
“I know they are well prepared for the assignment and capable of beating any opposition and make it to Tokyo in July,” said Nunoo Mensah.
The President noted that boxing brought the nation most medals at major international championships and competitions, so the nation is looking to them to shine. He advised the boxers to be focused, believe in themselves and return home with as many medals as possible.
“I believe in the Black Bombers and I wish them God’s guidance and protection,” said Nunoo-Mensah. “I also wish them success to beat all competitors and qualify to Tokyo 2020,” he added.
The Olympic qualifiers run from February 20 to 29 at the Dakar Convention Centre.
The Black Bombers team is:
Sulamanu Tetteh (52kg)
Samuel Takyi (57kg)
Abdul Wahid (63kg)
Jessie Lartey (69kg)
Abubakar Quartey (75kg)
Shakul Samed (81kg)
David Bawa (91kg)
Anani Kutsuke (91+kg)
Ornella Sathoud (75kg)
Fairuza Osman (69kg)
United States-based Ornella Sathoud and Faruza Osman are the female boxers on the team.