Team Kenya boxers intensify training for Commonwealth Games

Team Kenya boxers intensify training for Commonwealth Games
Hit Squad members in training

The tactician says the experience picked over the last two international tournaments the team has been will be massive for them to charge for medals

Under the tutelage of head coach Benjamin Musa, Kenya’s team of boxers for next month’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham have intensified their training at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani.

Musa says he is impressed so far with the workrate they have shown in camp and remains confident of medal prospects when they land in the United Kingdom.

“This is the first time that we are going to the Commonwealth Games with equal hopes on both the men and women competitions because we have taken part in various international tournaments that that have given our ladies exposure and has improved their general performance,” said the coach.

The tactician says the experience picked over the last two international tournaments the team has been will be massive for them to charge for medals.

“If you look at their history in performance, they have not been at this improved level, and after the women world championships last month, they improved a lot. I expect the same for both the men and the women – an improved performance,” he added.

The team has been training at the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani which has been fitted with boxing equipment to ease the team’s preparations