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Nigeria targets five gold in boxing at the All Africa Games

25 June 2015, 19:35Israel Ojoko

Lagos - National boxing coach Adura Olaleyin says his target at the forthcoming All Africa Games is five gold medals.

According to Olaleyin, boxers will soon assemble to prepare for open national championship and trial for preparation for All Africa Games in Congo, World Championship in Qatar and Rio 2016 Olympics qualifier.

Trial will hold from June 28 to July 4, where the best boxers will be selected to represent the country.

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“Right now my boxers are ready all over the country and are set to come down here in Lagos to give their best. We are ready to go to All Africa Games to get five gold both in female and male categories,” he told news24.

“We’ve not won gold I think since 2003, but right now I promise Nigeria gold in Congo Brazzaville.”

Ten male and three female are expected to represent Nigeria in three categories (51kg, 60kg and 75kg) at the All Africa Games.

Olaleyin said they enjoy support from the Nigeria Boxing Federation.

“We always get support from the boxing president (Kenneth Minimah), we give thanks to him because he has been doing his best to see boxing improve and develop in Nigeria.”

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