Mandela African Boxing Cup Tourney, Durban, South Africa, April 15-21-Ghana Pulls out

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▫️ They’ve opted to focus on the 2nd World Olympic Qualification tournament in Thailand

Ghana has pulled out of the inaugural Mandela African Boxing Cup tournament starting on Monday (April 15) in Durban, South Africa.

Ghana became the second country to withdraw after Zambia which cited financial constraints as their main reason for pulling out.

The Communication Officer of Ghana Boxing Federation (GBF), Charles Jojo Sergius-Ephson, said the federation decided to invest in their participation in the 2nd World Olympic Qualification event in Bangkok, Thailand from May 22 to June 2.

In a terse statement to AFBC Communication, Jojo said: “The priority is to prepare our boxers with the limited resources available for the upcoming Olympic Qualifiers in Bangkok Thailand.

“Team Ghana will be represented by six men and one woman (US-based middleweight 75Kg) Ornella Sathoud.”

Jojo said the timing of the Mandela tournament also put them in a tight corner financially, coming after their massive expenditure in the African Games in Accra.

“They should have staged the Mandela Cup after the Olympics in September or October,” said Jojo.

📸 Photo courtesy: Ghana’s US-based female middleweight Dr Ornella Sathoud (left) in a past tournament

✍🏼 AFBC Communication

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