Team Ghana will be hoping to chalk their first wins of the 2016 Olympic Games when boxer Abdul Wahid Omar and young swimmer, Abeiku Jackson make their debuts today in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Four hours later (8.00pm), 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Omar will come against Argentina’s Alberto Ezequiel Melian in a round of 32 bantamweight bout.
Abdul Wahid Omar – Boxer
Omar will be hopeful of continuing Ghana’s rich boxing history at the Olympics, as he comes up against a very stubborn opponent.
The duo will be hoping to avoid the fates of Hungarian-born judoka Szandra Szogedi and swimmer Kaya Adwoa Forson who both suffered first-round exits earlier in the week.
Ghana presented a 16-person contingent for the 2016 Olympics currently ongoing in Brazil.