After being dropped out, Bukom Banku’s son claims favoritism.


Bukom Banku’s son claims favoritism. After being left off of Ghana’s Olympic qualifying team for Paris, Abu Kamoko, the son of former boxer Brimah Kamoko, has accused boxing authorities of biased selection.

The Black Bombers, an Olympic boxing squad from Ghana, will compete in Bangkok, Thailand, from May 25 to June 2, 2024, in an attempt to qualify for the Games.

This occurred after two separate Olympic qualifying competitions in Senegal and Italy saw all of Ghana’s boxers lose.

Ghanaian boxer Abu Kamoko

In September last year, the twelve boxers who competed for Ghana in the Olympic Games qualifications held in Senegal were disqualified.

The Black Bombers made another attempt at the second Olympic qualifiers, held in Italy earlier in March, but none of them qualified. 

When the Ghanaian contingent competes in the Olympic qualifiers in Bangkok this month, they will have one final chance to purchase their ticket to the event. 

However, Abu Kamoko earned a silver medal at the African Games only two months ago. He has since accused the boxing authorities of selecting boxers unfairly because he was left out of the Black Bombers roster for the qualifications.  

“They’re taking Jonathan Tetteh, who failed to medal in the African Games, while Mohammed Aryeetey, who won a gold medal, has been benched in favor of a less competent player. He asked the Graphic Sports, “Why should this be the case?” 

Abu, also known as Ambitious Tilapia, gained popularity in Ghana after making it to the finals of the 86 kg cruiserweight division at the 2023 African Games. 

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However, after losing to Algerian rival Kanouni Ousama in the championship match, he had to settle for a silver medal. 

Abu, who recently won gold at the African Games, has stated that he wants to box professionally and compete in the Olympics.