All five members of the Black Bombers who reached the semi-finals stage of the 2020 Olympics Games Qualifiers in Dakar, Senegal did not qualify into the final stage.
This includes female boxer, Dr. Ornella Sathoud.
All boxers took loses within this round which questions their level of compatibility with international level.
Dr. Sathoud lost 0-5 to Gramane Rady Adosinda of Mozambique in the middleweight division and missed the direct qualification. New sensational featherweight boxer, 19-year-old Samuel Tackie also lost 1-4 to Mulenga Everisto from Zambia.
Jessie Lartey lost 0-5 to another Zambian, Stephen Zimba in the welterweight division, while Sulemanu Tetteh, the Captain also missed the finals by losing 0-5 to Fliss Mohammed of Algeria in the flyweight division.
Shakul Samed unfortunately could not make it to final as he was beaten by Egyptian, Salah Orsbi 2-3 in the Light Heavyweight division.
The African road to Tokyo 2020 began on February 20, and ends on February 29 at the Dakar Arena.
Meanwhile, Tetteh, Takyi Samed and Lartey would be presented with another opportunity to qualify, only by vying for a place in the losers’ round-up, how astonishing.
The world road which is another opportunity to qualify comes up in Paris, France in May.