All 4 Kenyan boxers underwent COVID-19 assessments within the metropolis of Khabarovsk, Russia this night forward of the graduation of the Konstantin Korotkov Memorial Worldwide Boxing Championships.
The seven-day competitors ending Could 16 will probably be held at Lenina Regional Sports activities Advanced Stadium.
First to be examined was Head Coach Musa Benjamin and was adopted by assistant coaches David Munuhe and John Waweru and thereafter worldwide referee cum choose Nelson Otieno and Boxing Federation of Kenya Communications Director Duncan Kuria took the queue.
Additionally to take the assessments have been the 4 boxers in two time Olympian and Africa Zone Three super-heavyweight gold medallist Elly Ajowi, the 2015 Africa Boxing Championships light-weight gold medallist and group captain Nick ‘Commander’ Okoth, Commonwealth Video games flyweight bronze medallist Christine Ongare and nationwide welterweight champion Elizabeth Akinyi adopted within the queue.
All got a clear invoice of well being by the Russian Well being Authorities and will probably be drawn towards their opponents in fixtures to be launched tomorrow (Could 11, 2021) night.
Head Coach Musa Benjamin mentioned morale was excessive of their camp and all gamers have been raring to go of their respective bouts.
” We’ve come an extended approach to attain the place we’re immediately and gamers are in good temper to face their opponents this time spherical. Whether or not we win or lose, it’s going to be a superb expertise,” Benjamin instructed Normal On-line.
The match has attracted a number of European international locations and three African international locations in Kenya, Morocco and Algeria.
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All taking part international locations have been required to hold together with them a professional worldwide referee to be appointed to officiate within the matches.
Boxing Federation of Kenya nominated worldwide referee cum choose Nelson Otieno who has a wealth of expertise having just lately officiated in Africa Zone Three Boxing Championships in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo in March and within the Commonwealth Video games.
Otieno additionally officiated within the World Navy Video games in South Korea in 2015.
Otieno exuded confidence upon his appointment and promised to do his greatest within the project and forthcoming worldwide assignments at a time Confederation of African Boxing(CAB) was equally searching for certified match officers to officiate within the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
“This appointment has simply come on the proper time however I am decided to do my greatest right here in Russia and within the many extra appointments that would come my manner sooner or later,” he mentioned.
Russia Boxing Medical Fee is anticipated to conduct weighing in and medical check-ups for all gamers tomorrow(Could 11, 2021) earlier than the primary boxers take the ring later within the afternoon.