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Okoth, Andiego to captain boxing team at Africa Olympic qualifiers

Featherweight boxer Nick Okoth will wear team Kenya armband ahead of Africa qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics due February 20-29 in Dakar, Senegal.

Okoth, who will be deputized by Elizabeth Andiengo has been named alongside former Africa champion Rayton Okwiri and Christine Ongare to lead Kenyan boxers in men and women respectively.

Today, Boxing Federation of Kenya (BFK) named a final men and women’s squad of 13 boxers for the continental qualifications as seasoned Okwiri will be leading the team alongside African Games bronze medallist George Cosby and Edwin Okong’o.

Okwiri returns into the Kenya team after making his appearance during 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil.

Also in the mix are featherweight boxer Nick Okoth, who will be deputised by Elizabeth Andiego.

Also in the team is the African Games silver medallist Shaffi Bakari (flyweight) and African Games bronze medallist Boniface Mogunde (welterweight).

Others dropped were David Karanja (flyweight), Victor Odhiambo (Lightweight), Martin Oduor (featherweight) and John Wasike (heavyweight).

Team:

Men
Flyweight: Shaffi Bakari

Featherweight: Martin Oduor, Nick Okoth

Lightweight: Joseph Shigali

Welterweight: Boniface Mogunde

Middleweight: Rayton Okwiri

Light heavyweight: Humphrey Ochieng

Heavyweight: Elly Ajowi

Super Heavyweight: Fredrick Ramogi

Women

Flyweight: Christine Ongare

Featherweight: Beatrice Akoth

Lightweight: Everline Akinyi

Welterweight: Elizabeth Akinyi

Middleweight: Elizabeth Andiego

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