Only four female boxers have made it to the “Hit Squad,” the Kenya boxing team which will represent the country in the Commonwealth Games set for the Gold Coast, Australia from April 4-15.
The quartet represented the country in the inaugural India Open Boxing tournament in Delhi from January 28 to February 1.
They are: Christine Ongare (light flyweight), Veronica Mbithe (flyweight), Lorna Kusa (welterweight) and Elizabeth Andiego (middleweight).
Boxing Association of Kenya (BAK) president John Kameta yesterday said out of the 10 male boxers who accompanied the four women to India, three will be dropped from the “Club” Games squad.
“We will announce our final squad a few days before we depart for the Games. We want the 10 boxers to train hard for the Games as none is guaranteed of a place in the squad,” Kameta told Nation Sport.
The 10 male boxers who were selected for the games during the trails at the Kaloleni Social Hall, Nairobi, on January 6 include light flyweight Shaffi Bakari (Police), flyweight Mohamed Ali (kongowea, Mombasa), bantamweight Benson Gicharu (Police) and lightweight Nick Okoth (KDF).
By Richard Mwangi, allafrica.com