Ghana’s hope of having boxers at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris is gradually fading away with disappointing results in the qualifiers.
Out of the 12 boxers who made it to Dakar, Senegal for the qualifiers, only one has been able to progress to the semi finals.
Theophilus Kpakpo Allotey is the only Ghanaian boxer who was able to reach the semi-finals of the qualifiers after defeating Ugandan boxer Fathia Shafik Mawanda in their flyweight contest.
11 boxers with the notable one being UK-based Seth Gyimah alias Freezy Macbones have all been eliminated in the qualifiers.
Abdul Wahid Omar, Jonathan Tetteh and Joseph Commey who won medals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games for Ghana were all eliminated in the qualifiers on points.
The boxers who have been eliminated will have another shot at qualifying at the play off stage by facing opponents from Europe and Asia.
In 2019, only three Ghanaian boxers were able to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.