Amateur boxing team departs for youth AIBA Championships in Azerbaijan
Accra, April 19, GNA - A 19-member Amateur Boxing Contingent comprising seven Officials and 12 Boxers left Accra on Sunday, 18th April for the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships scheduled for Baku, Azerbaijan from 20th April to 2nd May, 2010.
The championship is to seek qualification for the Youth Olympics in Singapore as well as expose the youth to the international scene.
Ghana's contingent is being sponsored by the National Sports Council (NSC) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
Among the boxers who made the squad are; Tetteh Sulemanu -48KG - Light Flyweight, Omar Abdul Wahid, 48-51KG - Flyweight, Lawson Musah Rahman 51-54KG - Bantamweight, Lartey Jessie 54-57KG - Featherweight,
Kwuonu Victor 60-64KG - Light Welterweight, Mensah Raphael Abrompah, 57-60KG - Lightweight.
The others are Mohammed Jibril Zubaru 69-75KG - Middleweight, Bawa David 75-81KG - Light Heavyweight, Mohammed Azumah 64-69KG Welterweight, Sackey Isaac 54-57kg - Featherweight, Quartey Ebenezer Nii Kwatei 64-69KG - Welterweight and Agbeko Sena 69-75KG - Middleweight.
The team was led by Ray Quarcoo, Chairman of the Ghana Amateur Boxing Authority (GABA), with Kwame Amponfi Jr as the Team Manager.
Ibanez Chavez Roberto is the leader technical department and the head coach to be assisted by Ofori Asareand Lartey Lartekwei, with Dr Kenneth Joe Nii Aryeetey, Team Doctor and Stephen Kofi Antwi as the first AIBA Delegate Technical Exams candidate.
Ghana's Contingent is scheduled to depart Baku on Monday, 3rd May, 2010 after the Championship and arrive back home on Tuesday, 4th May, 2010.