Namibia vs. Ghana is back! Ghanaian super featherweight Patrick Okine left Ghana on Thursday to Namibia as he winds down preparation for his March 20th date versus WBO Africa super featherweight champion Jeremiah Nakathila of Namibia.
Okine will be accompanied by his manager, Dauda Fuseini, trainer Osumanu Nii Armah Brew and Desmond Anaosu, a member of his management team.
Information from Team Okine also indicates they will be joined by a few supporters from the Ghana Boxing Supporters Union (GBSU) on March 17 to encourage the boxer in his quest to snatch the title.
Dauda Fuseini, Head of Team Okine management told the Times Sports that the fight against Jeremiah Nakathila will be held at the Ramatex.
As an occasion to celebrate the Independence of Namibia, the organisers have ensured a stacked boxing card on that day. Okine says he’s left no stone unturned in preparing himself for a hostile crowd and a worthy opponent.
The champion, Nakathila, has tasted just a single defeat in his 15 fights. Although he’s less experienced than Okine (who has fought 23 times, with a record of 19-3-1), he’s a multi-faceted hard-hitter fast gaining the experience needed for the international stage.
According to Mr. Fuseini, the March 20 date represents the biggest platform for Okine and he has been working tirelessly to be in great shape for the fight.
“We have intensified his training and providing every support he will need to emerge victorious,” he told reporters. “He is a disciplined boxer and has his eyes fixed on the prize.”
Mr. Fuseini also expressed confidence in the ability of Okine and looked forward to the fight day, adding that, ‘the presence of a few supporters from Ghana to be joined by fans residing in Namibia would surely create a decent ambiance for Okine to deliver.”
When it’s Namibia vs. Ghana, there’s always fireworks. Stay tuned.