GLASGOW – Anthony Konyegwachie, Head Coach of Team Nigeria’s boxers at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, on Sunday said Nigeria could still win a gold medal in spite of questionable officiating.
“We all know why it happened. Wales is part of the UK. But we thank God, and so far there is no problem,’’ Konyegwachie said.
He alleged that every strategy was being adopted by the organisers to ensure boxers from the UK get into the semi-finals, saying however that Nigerian boxers would not be deterred.
Konyegwachie said he would now want Team Nigeria boxers to go for the kill just like Apochi did, in order not to give the judges no room to play any antic.
Taiwo’s fight was Nigeria’s third bout for the day, and Kehinde Ademuyiwa will face Daniel Lewis of Australia on Monday in the Round of 16 of the welterweight division.
Ademuyiwa had defeated Salemani Kidunda of Tanzania to reach the Round of 16.
The trio of Marks Jelks, Monzavous Edwards and Ogho-Oghene Egwero had earlier in the day qualified for the semi-finals of the 100 metres men’s event.
Oluwatoyin Adesanmi also won gold in the female weightlifting 63kg category.
Obioma Okoli also picked silver in the same category to place Nigeria in the ninth position on the medals table with two gold, three silver and one bronze.(NAN)