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
“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
“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.”For
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