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Commonwealth Games: 32 boxers invited to camp

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A total of 32 boxers drawn from 8 weight categories have been invited to camp for adequate preparations towards the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

The boxers are made up 16 men and 16 women, namely: Ifeoma Anthony, Ayisat Oriyomi, Caroline Linus, Abasi Ama Moses, Tomiwa Sadiku, Yetunde Odunuga, Abibat Ismael, Fadilat Tijani, Oben Blessing, Bola Shogbemu, Rafiat Yaya, Oriola Itunu, Olamide Oluwamuyide, Jacinta U., Adejumola Toyin and Millicent Umu for the women.

For the men category are Abayomi Rotimi, Sanusi Abiodun, Sikiru Fatai, Henry Effiong, Oluremi Adedokun, Kazeem Soyoye, Ibraheem Aliu, Paul Patrick, Aminu Lawal, Adegoke Oyekeyede, Shogbamu Waheed, Osita Umeh, Sango Muritala, Lukman Lawal, Dimeji Salami and Idowu Rasheed.

The boxers were invited based on merit following their performance at the just concluded two -day National Open Championship and Australia 2018 Commonwealth Games trails held at the Brai Ayonote Boxing Gym, National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos.

According to Ademisoro Oluwasegun Bode, the Secretary General, Nigeria Boxing Federation, he revealed that the camping will resume on December 17, 2017 where the boxers will remain until their departure to the Games.

Only 8 boxers (champions of each weight category), would be selected for the Games.

Frank Jumbo with Agency Report

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