Commonwealth Games: 16 Boxers Set To Be Dropped
32 were called to camp but only 16 are needed to fly Nigeria's green and white.
The Nigeria national boxing coach, Anthony Konyegwachie, has hinted that 16 of the 32 boxers camping in Lagos ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games will soon be decamped.
Konyegwachie said that January 16 would mark the end of the one-month first phase of camping for the boxers.
Only 16 boxers would move to the next phase including eight male and eight female.
“We have been in camp since Dec. 16 and will end the first phase of camping on Jan. 16. The second phase will begin immediately on Jan. 17.
“The boxers are undergoing trials and screening for us to, based on merit, get the final eight in the male and female categories who will represent Nigeria at the Games,’’ the former boxing champion said.
Konyegwachie disclosed he has discovered from the new boxers in camp those that needed to be exposed further.
“Majority of the boxers are new and needs exposure. If possible, we will have a training tour that will help expose the boxers more to what will be obtainable at the Games,’’ he added.
The Commonwealth Games is billed for Gold Coast in Australia from April 4-15, 2018.
ALSO WATCH: 70-Years-Old And Still Boxing