Kenya’s boxing assistant captain, Elizabeth Andiego, has now shifted her attention towards the upcoming Olympic qualifiers set to take place in Dakar, Senegal next month. This comes after her second consecutive defeat to Morocco’s Khadija Mardi, Africa’s first-ever female world champion, in the light-heavyweight semi-final match held last week in Yaounde, Cameroon.
“We are currently concentrating on our preparations for the Olympic qualifiers in Dakar. Although there’s limited time to address the mistakes we made in Yaounde, we remain hopeful that we can perform better, as our ultimate goal is to secure gold medals in every competition we participate in.
“In Cameroon, everyone gave their best efforts to win, but there were instances where the referees’ decisions were questionable. Nonetheless, this doesn’t deter us from our commitment to advancing Kenyan boxing,” Andiego stated.
The African Boxing Championships occurred from July 25 to August 6, while the African Olympic Qualifiers are scheduled for Dakar, Senegal, from September 9 to 15.