Nigeria kicked off their campaign at the Africa Boxing Championship in Yaounde, Cameroon on a good note after Efetobor Apochi defeated Morocco's Abouhanda Abdeljalil.
According to aiba.org, in the first session of the preliminaries, fighting in the men's heavyweight category, Apochi triumphed on points, 3-0.
It would be recalled that Apochi won silver for Nigeria at the 2015 All Africa Games in Congo Brazaville.
The African Boxing Championship will serve as qualifier for the Rio Olympic Games which kicks off in August this year.
Meanwhile, 10 boxers (seven men and three women) are representing Nigeria at the Africa Boxing Championship in Yaounde.
Amongst some of the boxers flying the flag of Nigeria are London 2012 Olympian Edith Agwu, 2015 All Africa Games gold medallists Efe Ajagba and Kehinde Obareh and England-based Umar Sadiq.