After several weeks of speculations and bruhaha on who represents Ghana in the Flyweight boxing at the upcoming 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, the technical and coaching staff of Ghana Boxing Federation has finally settled on Samuel Yaw Addo of Attoh Quarshie boxing gymnasium.
Addo who lost to Theophilus Allotey in an Individual Championship at the Bantamweight division has to reduce weight to fight as a Flyweight contender instead of the bantamweight he is known for.
An exclusive source in Black Bombers camp revealed to XYZ Sports it was too late to change whoever others were hoping to see fly Ghana’s flag during the games.
Our source again picked that subject to unforseen injuries in camp, the selected boxers for the games will be United States-based Dr Ornella Sathoud who is the only female in the team; 2020 Olympian Shakul Samed (light heavyweight), 2006 Olympian Abdul Wahid Omar (light-welterweight) and Jessie Lartey (light-middleweight) who won the bronze medal for Ghana in Australia 2018.
The others are Abubakar Quartey (middleweight), Alfred Kotey (welterweight), Joseph Commey (featherweight), Abraham Mensah (bantamweight) and Yaw Addo (flyweight).
The team will be handled by Coach Ofori Asare and supported by Lartekwei Lartey and Ebenezer Quaye aka ‘Akpenator’.
Many fanatics of Ghana Sports believe boxing is always the sport that wins medals for the nation so they should be supported, especially at their pre games preparations.
The Commonwealth Games start from July 28 to August 8, 2022, in the United Kingdom City of Birmingham.
Ghana won a bronze medal in boxing at the last Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.
Fans of Theophilus Allotey are encouraged to remain calm as there are more opportunities that may come his way like the African Games in 2023 which will be staged here in Ghana as well as the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in France.