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Sports News of Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Source: GNA

Sulemanu Tetteh, others advance to quarters of Olympic qualifier

Sulemanu Tetteh, Captain of the national amateur team, the Black Bombers has qualified to the Quarterfinals of the Men's Flyweight (48-52 Kg), after a 3-2 unanimous decision over his Kenyan opponent Hassan Shafi Bakari at the African Olympic Qualifiers in Dakar, Senegal.

Omar Abdul Wahid also scored a unanimous points victory over Kenya's Joseph Shigali, despite a gutsy show by the Kenyan, but the experienced Ghanaian's ring generalship won him the fight as he poked at the Kenyan with his jabs and timely combinations against the flat-footed Kenyan cop.

However, Middleweight contender Abubakari Kwesi Quartey failed to qualify to the Quarters after being outpointed by a 2-3 decision by Obama Manguel Raul Abaga of Equatorial Guinea.

Abubakar Kwesi Quartey had earlier beaten his opponent Mohammed Ahmed from Somalia.

Akankolim Bawa (Heavyweight-91Kg) lost to his Guinean counterpart on a split decision in the preliminary event of the Men Heavyweight category.

Jessie Lartey (Welterweight-69Kg) annihilated Mohamed Aboubacar of Comoros in the preliminary event of the Men welterweight category.