A former Chairman of Ghana Boxing Authority Moses Foh-Amoaning has shot down the chances of the national amateur boxing team at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Team boxing has won majority of Ghana’s medals at the recent Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast 2018 and Glasgow 2014. Abdul Wahid Omar won bronze at Glasgow and Jesse Lartey also won bronze at Gold Coast.
Samuel Takyi stormed to a surprise bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, which was Ghana’s first medal at the Olympics in 29 years.
But Moses Foh-Amoaning feels the team is not well prepared for the Games this time around.
“I don’t see their (Bombers) chances of winning any medal: they lack competition and they don’t appear to be properly trained for the Games,” Moses told the Daily Graphic.
“They need sparring badly and a good sparring such that they must also engage in mock bouts, competitive fights and other serious competitions to stand a chance of winning a medal at the Games.”
The Birmingham Commonwealth Games begins from 28th July to 8th August.