Black Bombers captain exits 2016 African Olympic Qualification

YaoudeThe national amateur boxing team, the Black Bombers, recorded mixed results on day four of the ongoing 2016 African Olympic Qualification event in Cameroon as two team members exited the competition while two others advanced to the quarter finals.

Black Bombers captain, Sulemanu Tetteh, who was hoping to qualify for the Olympic Games for the second time in a row, had his hopes dashed after losing a split decision to Kenya’s Peter Mungai Ken Warui at the quarter finals of the men’s light fly.  

The judges scored the closely fought encounter 28:29, 28:29, 27:30 in favour of the Kenyan to the surprise of many at the Indoor facility in Yaoundé.

In the +91kg Super heavy division, Ghana’s Emmanuel Sandyman lost a unanimous decision to Cape Verde’s Davilson Morais Dos Santos in the quarter finals with the judges scoring the bout 25:30, 24:30, 25:30.

Elsewhere, middle weight Musah Rahman Lawson put the smiles back on the faces of the Ghanaian team after securing a unanimous decision over Nigeria’s Korede Mojeed Adeniji with the judges scoring the bout 10:8, 10:8, 10:9.

Fly weight Akimos Annang Ampiah also advanced to the quarter finals after defeating Namibia’s Luben Nam Kandimba by a unanimous decision. All the three judges scored the bout 27:30 in favour of the Ghanaian pugilist.

Out of the nine boxers Ghana presented to the tournament, five remain in the hunt for places in Rio 2016.

Heavy weight David Bawa, Mohammed Azumah and Abdul Wahid Omar are scheduled to be in action in their respective quarter final bouts on Tuesday while Musah Rahman Lawson and Akimos Annang Ampiah will be in action on Wednesday.