George Lamptey, president of the Ghana Boxing Federation (GBF), has disclosed that eight boxers (six male and two female) will represent Ghana at the upcoming 12th Africa Games in Morocco.
Lamptey said the GBF initially expected 10 boxers to participate, and they also hoped three four coaches would accompany them as AIBA requires even more officials to handle the boxers.
According to Lamptey, he is optimistic that Ghana will win more than three medals in boxing because the boxers are eager to prove they can do better than the Black Stars, the national football team, who went to the African Nations Football Tournament and could not reach the Quarter-finals stage.
Mr. Lamptey noted that they have prepared well even without government support as the boxers are undergoing non-residential camping and report for training daily at the Accra Sports Stadium.
He thanked the organizers of the Bukom Fist of Fury Boxing League which has kept many amateur boxers in good form.
He appealed to companies and Ghanaians who love boxing and want them to win medals to support them.
He hinted that previous experiences have convinced him that the Black Bombers are going to shine in Morocco.
The Games would be held from August 19 to 31 in Rabat and other cities.