Black Bombers sweat on funds for Rio 2016 qualifiers

Tuesday 8th March , 2016 11:46 am

The Ghana Amateur Boxing Federation is set for crunch talks with the Ministry of Youth and Sports today in a bid to get funds released to enable the Black Bombers participate in the final Rio 2016 Olympics qualifier in Cameroon.

The Black Bombers risk missing out on the qualifiers if they fail to meet the deadline for arrival on Wednesday 9th March.

The inability to raise funds cost Ghana the initial opportunity to take part in the AIBA Championships in Doha in October 2015.

The Ghanaian contingent made up of both male and female boxers arrived in Ghana a fortnight ago after excelling in a 3 nation warm up tournament held in Benin.

Despite the bureaucracy in getting the funds  released President of the Federation Gideon Quartey remains hopeful that the situation will be resolved within the stipulated time.

“We are waiting for the government to release the money to us and hopefully we will be able to leave by Wednesday because that will be the deadline for getting to Cameroon.

“We are still continuing with our residential camping and we are hoping that negotiations will yield a positive outcome so we can leave the country,”he told Citi Sports.

The qualifiers will last from 9th March – 20 March.


By:Benjamin Nketsia/citifmonline.com/Ghana