Ghana Navy triumphs in 2018 GAF Boxing competition

Ghana Navy team has been crowned the overall champions of the 2018 Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) Inter-services Boxing Competition.

The two-day event, which came off at the Nicholson Stadium, saw a dominant Ghana Navy team, amassing a total of 21 points from seven victories in 14 fights.

The Ghana Air Force team, came second with 12 points from four wins, while the Ghana Army was third with nine points from three wins.

Lightweight boxer, Abi Adzartey Alfred, was adjudged the best male boxer, whilst middleweight boxer Anatu Mohammed of the Army team won the best female boxer.

Heavyweight boxer Dodoi Larry of the Air Force was however given an award as the best loser.

Gold medals were presented to eventual winners of the final eliminators.

The competition conducted under the International Amateur Boxing Association (IABA) rules with three rounds for each bout, saw a large and enthusiastic spectator who were entertained by the boxers.

 

Air Vice Marshal (AVM) Issifu Sakib Kadri, a former Commandant at the Ghana Armed Forces and Staff College, who was the special guest congratulated the boxers and organisers for a good show.

 

He said the exercise was important in the training of the Armed Forces. “One of the strategic objectives of the Ghana Armed Forced is to improve on the state of its combat readiness and the training of the personnel of the Armed forces forms an integral part in achieving this objective.

 

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…with Gottlieb Baako

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