Ghana has included two women on a list of 10 boxers to compete at the African Games in Morocco from August 16 to September 1.
US-based boxer Ornella Sathoul and Abigail Quartey are the two females the Black Bombers, nickname for the national amateur boxing team, will be presenting at the Games.
“We have been given a quota to take 10 boxers to this year’s Games so we decided to include two female fighters in order to allow gender balance and also give them the opportunity to showcase their talent,” the Black Bombers coach Ofori Asare said at a presentation in Accra.
“The other eight boxers are male fighters whom we believe will make a significant impact at the Games when they participate.”
Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Jessie Lartey and three-time African Games bronze medalist David Bawa are among the male boxers expected at the 12th edition of the African Games.
The Bombers began non-residential camping since December last year.
In a related development, the Ghanaian authorities have backtracked on a decision to exclude football from the country’s delegation for the Games due to financial reasons.