The final Kenya men’s and women’s boxing teams for the Africa qualifiers in Senegal for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will be named on Friday in Nanyuki.
Head coach Benjamin Musa disclosed this on Monday as the National Olympic Committee of Kenya (Nock) assured the team of maximum support in their final preparation for the Africa qualifiers that will be held from February 20 to 29 in the Senegalese capital Dakar.
Musa will name a final travelling party of eight men and five women from the squad of 18 boxers who are in training in Nanyuki.
Musa indicated that their high altitude training that started over a week ago in Nanyuki involving 18 pugilists had been smooth with no injuries or illness reported.
Musa said the residential training in Nanyuki that is to put the boxers in pre-competition period is hinged on four area — punching strategies, defence techniques, ring movement and aerobic strength.
“We want the boxers to be effective and do their job with ease with their punches that should come out with speed and power,” said Musa.