GHANA’s Black Bombers won four medals at the just ended Association Internationale de Boxe Amateur (AIBA) Africa Boxing Championship in Morocco, which doubled as a qualifier for the AIBA World Championship and 2016 Olympic Games.
The Bombers captain, Sulemanu Tetteh clinched silver after losing in the final to Moroccan Imad Ahayoun in the Light Flyweight division while Musah Ramah Lawson, David Bawa Akankolim and Annang Ampiah Akimos all won bronze.
Bombers captain said that the competition has placed the team on a high pedestal ahead of the All Africa Games.
“We were happy that we got the opportunity to compete at the games and our performance has really pushed the team to a level that we hope to get more medals at the All African Games.” Sulemanu Tetteh.
In another development, The Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) has lifted the four-year ban on Mr. Solomon Otoo Lartey, the match maker found guilty of match fixing in 2013.
Mr. Otoo Lartey, was banned four years after he was found guity of match fixing between a Ghanaian and Algerian boxer.
A letter signed by Mr. Patrick Johnson, General Secretary of the GBA said, “the GBA has agreed to lift a ban imposed on you after your conspiracy with Algerian counterparts to fix a boxing match.
“That being the case the GBA wishes to recall you to resume your duties as a Boxing Match Maker, as we wish you well with the hope that, you will mark a new chapter in your career”. The letter stated.
The GBA has subsequently forwarded a copy of the letter to the World Boxing Council (WBC) Youth Championship Committe to notify them of the decision.
Algerian boxer Nasreddine Dahou won the WBC Youth Welterweight championship after stopping Frank Dodze in the third round in 2013 at the D.G. Hathiramani Hall of the Accra Sports Stadium.
Many fans including the officials of the GBA found the decision of the cornermen of the Ghanaian boxer and the match maker suspicious after Dodze gave up the fight.
The GBA was compelled to launch investigations into the matter leading to the ban on Mr.Otoo Lartey.