Three Ghanaian boxing medal hopefuls, Shakul Samed, Abdul Wahid Omar and female Ornella Sathoud will begin their Commonwealth Games bow on Friday, July 29, 2022, at the NEC Games Village.
Light heavyweight boxer Samed will face Mauritius’ Luc Jean Rosalba in a Round of 32 tie while 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Omar faces Jamie Devine of Isle of Man in a light welterweight clash in a Round of 32 contest.
Ornella on the other hand will slug it out with Kerry Davis of England in a women’s middleweight contest at the Round of 16 stage.
Reacting to the draw, Kwasi Ofori Asare, trainer of the national amateur boxing team, said he was pleased with the pairings and expected his team to sail through to the next phase of the competition.
Coach Asare explained that the team were in good shape to face any opponent that comes their way.
“It is not going to be easy but I am pleased with the pairings because the team is in good shape ahead of the tournament,” Coach Asare told Graphic Online.