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AAG: ‘Nigeria’ll Win At Least Three Gold Medals’

Posted: Jul 8, 2015 at 1:05 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Chibuike Chukwu  –  Lagos


National boxing coach, Anthony Konyegwachi, has expressed confidence that Nigerian boxers to the All Africa Games in Brazzaville, Congo, will pick nothing less than three gold medals at the event.

Speaking during the end of the inaugural Kenneth Minimah National Open Boxing championship at the indoor sports hall of the National Stadium in Lagos, Konyegwachi said the country will be parading good boxers who are ready to do the nation proud.

“We have the boxers that will get us the medals. Though we have only two months before the All Africa Games, it will be enough for us to get them fully ready and into shape.

“The unfortunate thing is that the country is saying there is no more to train the boxers and put them in good shape. Where do they think we will get money for camping?

“That notwithstanding, I am assuring Nigerians that we will come back with a minimum of three gold medal from the games.”

Konyegwachi hailed the Kenneth Minimah Open boxing championship, describing the experience as a worthwhile one, while also thanking the brain behind the event and Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, General Kenneth Minimah.

“This is a fantastic event. At least it has helped to put the boxers in good shape and for us to also make good selections.

“I want to thank General Kenneth Minimah for this wonderful event. He, through this event, has proved that he loves the game and wants it grown in the country.”

“But unfortunately, while we are just planning to begin camping, other African countries have begun theirs for a long time ago. Sadly, we will not be going for a training tour. Despite that, though, we will try to do our best for the country and come back with gold medals.”