Libreville, May 16, 2019 – Somalia has made a history to qualify for the final of the ongoing African Boxing Championship Zone 3.
Somalian boxer, Adan Mohamed 75kg booked his place in the final of the tournament after beating his opponent Ndayize Jean (Burundi) in a hotly-contested fight in Libreville on Wednesday 15th of May.
The second Somalian flag carrier, Rashid Omar 64kg, has also qualified for the final after thrashing his rival Mengue Ayissi (Cameroon) in another big fight on Wednesday.
On Friday, Adan Mohamed (Somalia) will fight in the final against the winner of either Keuye Bernadette (Cameroon) or MalewuTekasala Jorbelle (Côte d’Ivoire), while Rashid Omar (Somalia) will face the winner of either Chaymae Raddie (Morocco) or Tabarkok Sounih (Algeria).
Somali Boxing Federation General Secretary, Abdirahman Ali Mire, who is with the team in Gabon, was very jubilant that Somalia has for the first time stormed into the final of this great African event.
“I am very proud that our men have now qualified for the final and I am confident that they can make it to win gold medals. We have reached this higher point without any governmental assistance. I hope Somali government will play its role in promoting the boxing game which is munch interested amongst Somali people” Mr Mire said.
By Shafi’i Mohyaddin Abokar