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Kenyan boxers to impress in Dakar

Kenyan boxers will be chasing for Olympics Games slots on Monday in the ongoing Africa Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifiers in Dakar, Senegal.

Kenyan deputy captain Elizabeth Andiego will be against Mozambican Rady Adosinda where the country sent 13 boxers (eight male and five female).

Lightweight Joseph Shigali and women’s featherweight Beatrice Akoth both losing out in the preliminary round.

Addiego, alongside Elizabeth Akinyi (welterweight), Boniface Mogunde (Welterweight) and light heavyweight Humphrey Ochieng will be seeking to avoid the fate of their compatriots in Dakar, Senegal this evening.

There are 33 places for Africa at the Olympics— 22 men and 11 female. However, for those who will not manage to qualify in their continental events, they will have one final chance to qualify for Olympics in Paris during World qualifiers to be held in May 2020.

Monday fixtures:

Men’s light heavy (75-81kgs): Humphrey Ochieng (Kenya) vs Assaghir Mohamed (Morocco); Quarterfinals: Women’s middle (69-75kg) Elizabeth Andiego (Kenya) vs Gramane Rady Adosinda (Mozambique); Quarterfinals: women’s welter (64-69kg): Elizabeth Akinyi (Kenya) vs Osuman Faruza (Ghana);  Round of 16: Men’s Welter (63-69kgs): Boniface Mugunde (Kenya) vs Preliminary winner between Cameroon & Morocco.

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