Kenya, Ghana & Nigeria top qualifiers at 2nd AIBA Africa Olympic Qualifier

29.03.2008

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Pic: The victorious Kenya team with AIBA Technical Delegate Professor Aghajan Abiyev and AIBA African Confederation President Dr. Abdellah Bessalem (far right)
  
Prince Octopus Dzanie's 13:3 win over Ashley Dlamini in their 57kg bronze medal box-off and an incredible come-from-behind victory by Durodola Olanrewaju of Nigeria in the 91kg final on the final day of the Olympic qualifier in Windhoek, Namibia saw Ghana and Nigeria join Kenya as top qualifiers at the 2nd AIBA Africa Olympic Qualification Tournament on Saturday.

Each nation qualified four boxers in Windhoek (a total of 15 countries are represented in the final tally of 29 Olympic qualified boxers) while Kenya - named team of the tournament - and Ghana had qualified one and two boxers respectively at the 1st Africa Olympic Qualification Tournament in Algiers, Algeria.

After Friday's semifinals where 20 boxers (including four from Kenya), boxed their way to Beijing, nine vacancies remained unfilled with 48kg to 69kg and 81kg bronze medal bouts and the 91kg final offering the last Olympic tickets for African boxers.

Uganda, South Africa, Tanzania, Ghana, Namibia, Cameroon, Morocco and Nigeria all shared the bronze medal qualifying spots amongst the eight weight categories while Olanrewaju came from 4-0 down to tie his 91kg final bout against Abgonso Yao from Togo at 5-5. The bout, and the final Olympic qualifying spot of the evening, was awarded to Olanrewaju on accepted points 12:11 much to the delight of the jubilant Nigerian fans.

The 2nd AIBA Africa Olympic Qualification Tournament completes the qualifying process for Africa with Morocco topping the African qualifying table with 10 qualified boxers followed by Algeria, and Ghana with eight and six respectively.

2nd AIBA Africa Olympic Qualification Tournament - Windhoek, Namibia
Boxers Qualified by Weight

Weight in kg

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Light Flyweight 
Up to 48kg

Essomba Thomas (CMR)

Bouchtouk Redouane (MAR)

Ronald Sergo (UGA)

Flyweight
Over 48 to 51kg

Cassius Chiyanikab (ZAM)

Bernard Ngumba (KEN)

Jackson Chauke (RSA)

Bantamweight
Over 51 to 54kg

Issah Samir (GHA)

Louis R. Bruno Julie (MRI)

Emiliani P. Polino (TAN)

Featherweight
Over 54 to 57kg

Nicholas Okongo Okoth (KEN)

Ghato Batshegi (BOT)

Prince Octopus Dzanie (GHA)

Lightweight
Over 57 to 60kg

Jean de Dieu Solonianina (MAD)

Rasheed Lawal (NGR)

Juluis M. Indongo (NAM)

Light Welterweight
Over 60 to 64kg

Louis Richardo Colin (MRI)

Samuel Kotey (GHA)

Smaila Mahaman (CMR)

Welterweight
Over 64 to 69kg

Mejandjae Kasuto (NAM)

Nickson Abaka (KEN)

Khalisi Mandy (MAR)

Middleweight
Over 69 to 75kg

Badou Jack (GAM)

Herry Saliku Biembe (RDC)

 

Light Heavyweight
Over 75 to 81kg

Bastie Samir (GHA)

Aziz Ali (KEN)

Izobo Dauda (NGR)

Heavyweight
Over 81 to 91kg

Durodola Olanrewaju (NGR)

 

 

Super Heavyweight
+91kg

Mohamed Amanissi (MAR)

Ehwarieme Onorioge (NGR)

 


2nd AIBA Africa Olympic Qualification Tournament - Windhoek, Namibia
Boxers Qualified by Country

Country

Qualified Boxers

Total

Kenya

Bernard Ngumba (51kg Silver)
Nicholas Okongo Okoth (57kg Gold)
Nickson Abaka (69kg Silver)
Aziz Ali (81kg Silver)

4

Ghana

Issah Samir (54kg Gold)
Samuel Kotey (64kg Silver)
Bastie Samir
(81kg Gold)
Prince Octopus Dzanie (57kg Bronze)

4

Nigeria

Rasheed Lawal (60kg Silver)
Ehwarieme Onorioge
(+91kg)
Izobo Dauda (81kg Bronze)
Durodola Olanrewaju (91kg Gold)

4



Morocco

Bouchtouk Redouane (48kg Silver)
Mohamed Amanissi (+91kg)

Khalisi Mandy (69kg
Bronze)

3

Cameroon

Essomba Thomas (48kg Gold)
Smaila Mahaman (64kg Bronze)

2

Mauritius

Louis R. Bruno Julie (54kg Silver)
Louis Richardo Colin (64kg Gold)

2

Namibia

Mejandjae Kasuto (69kg Gold)
Juluis M. Indongo (60kg Bronze)

2

Botswana

Ghato Batshegi (57kg Silver)

1

RD Congo

Herry Saliku Biembe (75kg Silver)

1

Gambia

Badou Jack (75kg Gold)

1

Madagascar

Jean de Dieu Solonianina (60kg Gold)

1

Zambia

Cassius Chiyanikab (51kg Gold)

1

South Africa

Jackson Chauke (51kg Bronze)

1

Tanzania

Emiliani P. Polino (54kg Bronze)

1

Uganda

Ronald Sergo (48kg Bronze)

1

Total: 15

 

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Qualification Summary for the African Continent

CONTINENT/  COUNTRY

NUMBER OF QUALIFIED BOXERS

AIBA World Championships Chicago 2007

1st AIBA Africa Qualifying Tournament

2nd AIBA Africa Qualifying Tournament

AFRICA

 

 

 

 

Morocco

10

1 Chicago

6 Algiers

3 Windhoek

Algeria

8

 

8 Algiers

 

Ghana

6

 

2 Algiers

4 Windhoek

Kenya

5

 

1 Algiers

4 Windhoek

Tunisia

5

 

5 Algiers

 

Nigeria

4

 

 

4 Windhoek

Cameroon

3

 

1 Algiers

2 Windhoek

Egypt

3

1 Chicago

2 Algiers

 

Namibia

3

 

1 Algiers

2 Windhoek

Botswana

2

 

1 Algiers

1 Windhoek

Zambia

2

 

1 Algiers

1 Windhoek

Mauritius

2

 

 

2 Windhoek

RD Congo

1

 

 

1 Windhoek

Ethiopia

1

 

1 Algiers

 

Gambia

1

 

 

1 Windhoek

Madagascar

1

 

 

1 Windhoek

South Africa

1

 

 

1 Windhoek

Tanzania

1

 

 

1 Windhoek

Uganda

1

 

 

1 Windhoek

Total: 19

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