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Obisia Nwakpa laments poor preparation

25 June 2015, 17:33

Lagos - Former national boxing coach Obisia Nwankpa believes Nigeria boxers is severely under-prepared for the upcoming All Africa Games.

The games kick off on September 4th in Brazzaville, Congo, and Nwankpa does not expect the boxers to perform well.

"I must express my disappointment at the way the authorities have been going about the Games," he told punchng.com.

"We have three months to be in Congo, and it is obvious that nothing is happening. The authorities know that the All Africa Games hold every four years and we have been taking part in previous editions.

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"I am sure our boxers are not happy at this sad situation, because they are going to compete with boxers from countries that have been preparing for the past three years."

In the past, the National Sports Festival has served as an event to prepare athletes, but this year it has been postponed which will affect the athletes.

"The National Sports Festival is a competition that brings past and current champions of various sports across the country together to defend their titles and have chances of making the All Africa Games trials," he added.

"No date has been fixed for the festival and it’s supposed to be an open festival, which could have played a major role in preparing our athletes for the All Africa Games."

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