Wahid Omar closes in on Rio 2016

Abdul Wahid Omar certpsGhanaian bantamweight Abdul Wahid Omar is closing in on qualification to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games after winning his quarter final bout against Zambia’s Emmanuel Ngoma at the 2016 African Olympic Games event in Cameroon on Wednesday.

The 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist won the bout on split point’s decision to claim a place in the last four.

He needs to win his next fight to guarantee an automatic place in Rio as the top three boxers in each weight category will obtain a quota place for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

When asked about his prospects of qualifying for Rio 2016, Wahid Omar told www.liquidsportsghana.com: “Me I don't know about that. Am just focused on my next fight.”

It will be recalled that Abdul Wahid Omar beat home fighter Narcisse Mevoah Melono in the bantamweight 56Kg category to advance to the quarter finals on Sunday, 13th March.

Ghana presented nine boxers at the Boxing Qualification event but only three remain in the competition with two more members of the Black Bombers team set to be in action later on Wednesday evening in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Mohammed Azumah and Musah Rahman Lawson are expected to take a cue from Wahid Omar’s feat when they mount the ring for their respective quarter final bouts.