Olympic Boxing Qualifiers :  Apochi, Obareh Crash Out

Olympic Boxing Qualifiers :  Apochi, Obareh Crash Out

By James Agberebi:


Nigerian duo of Efetobor Apochi and Kehinde Obareh have both crashed out of the AIBA Olympic qualifiers in Yaounde, Cameroon.


In the fifth day of the championship, Apochi, a silver medalist at last year's All Africa Games, lost on points, 3-0, in the quarter-finals to St Pierre Joseph Kennedy from Mauritius.


According to the judges score-card, Kennedy won 30-27, 29-28 and 30-27, to progress into the semi-finals.


On her part, Obareh, a gold medalist in Congo Brazzaville, also lost on points, 3-0 in the quarter-finals to Morocco's Lachgar Hasnaa.


The judges scored the bout 36-38, 35-39 and 36-38 in favour of Hasnaa.


The championship which kicked off on Friday 11, will end on Saturday 19 March.  

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