IKEJA – The Head Coach of Nigeria’s boxing team to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, Anthony Konyegwachie, has said his boxers did not perform well due to late preparation.
Konyegwachie, while reflecting on the Games which ended on Sunday, said the team could have won at least a gold medal if they had prepared early enough for the Games.
“Although we have three bronze medals for Nigeria, but we would have won a gold medal in boxing if there was early preparation. [eap_ad_1] “I’m not really impressed with our performance, but my men really fought hard to win the bronze medals they even won, since this is their first international outing,’’ he said.
The coach then appealed to government and corporate bodies to support the boxing sport in Nigeria so as to ensure early preparations for subsequent competitions.
Three boxers won bronze medals at the Games, namely Edith Agu, Efe Ajagba and Wasiu Taiwo.
Nigeria had won a total of 36 medals at the Games to place eighth with 11 gold, 11 silver and 14 bronze medals.
The Nigerian team of boxers and their officials had arrived from Scotland at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos on Monday.
NAN reports that the arrival aboard a British Airways was one hour late as the team arrived at the MMIA at about 8 p.m. as against the 7 p.m. earlier scheduled.(NAN)