All 4 Kenyan boxers underwent COVID-19 exams 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 Might 16 might be held at Lenina Regional Sports activities Complicated 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 exams had 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 staff 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 might be drawn in opposition to their opponents in fixtures to be launched tomorrow (Might 11, 2021) night.
Head Coach Musa Benjamin mentioned morale was excessive of their camp and all gamers had been raring to go of their respective bouts.
” Now we have come a protracted technique to attain the place we’re at present 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 great expertise,” Benjamin informed Commonplace On-line.
The event 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 had 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 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 Army Video games in South Korea in 2015.
Otieno exuded confidence upon his appointment and promised to do his finest within the project and forthcoming worldwide assignments at a time Confederation of African Boxing(CAB) was equally purchasing 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 finest right here in Russia and within the many extra appointments that might come my manner sooner or later,” he mentioned.
Russia Boxing Medical Fee is predicted to conduct weighing in and medical check-ups for all gamers tomorrow(Might 11, 2021) earlier than the primary boxers take the ring later within the afternoon.