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Sierra Leone win another gold to finish third in Zone II boxing championships

Photo credit: Bockarie Alieu

By Mohamed Fajah Barrie in Freetown

Another female boxer Sara Haguighat gave Sierra Leone another gold medal on the final night of the Zone II West African sub-regional boxing championships in Freetown on Thursday.

The Canada based Haguighat who flew to Freetown just to represent Sierra Leone at the championships defeated Dieynaba Diallo of Senegal in the final of the 54 kg category at the Bintumani international conference centre.

Her victory came a day after her compatriot Zainab Keita beat Ndeye Seynabou Ndiaye of Senegal in the 70 Kg to give the hosts their first gold medal in the championships.

This means Sierra Leone finished the competition with two gold medals won by the female boxers (pictured).

Two Sierra Leonean male boxers John Brown and Mohamed Sillah also chasing gold on the final night lost their final bouts in different categories to Admilson Carvalho of Cape verde and Senegal’s Djiby Ndiaye respectively.

Overall, Sierra Leone came third in the ranking with 2 gold, 7 silver and 5 Bronze behind champions Senegal and second place Cape Verde.

Sierra Leone medalists complied by Alhaji H. Koroma


Zainab Keita 70 kg

Sara Haguighat Joo 54kg


Arnold Koroma 51 kg flyweight

Benjamin Davids 54 kg

John Brown 67kg

Mohamed Sillah 71 kg

Yusuf Kargbo 67kg

Isha Fofanah 52kg

Solomon Farma 92kg heavyweight


Abu Bakar Kanu 60 kg light weight

Ali Turay 86kg

Samuel C Kamara 80kg

Ansu cover 75 kg

Joseph Palmer 57kg light weight

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