Ghana staged a last minute fight to overhaul rivals Nigeria from the summit of the medal table after the later led throughout the last six days in the ending Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Games.
The host racked in five gold medals in boxing at the finals held at the rlg Hathramani Hall at the Accra Sports Stadium late Thursday to push up the ladder.
With the hall filled to capacity; the crowd cheered on quintet Jessie Lartey, Duke Michah, Sulemanu Tetteh, Lawson Railwan and Emmanuel Martey to go for gold and they responded with victories that left the partisan supporters chanting.
Fans favourite Michah who won every bout on his way to the final by way of knockout , defeated Benin’s Adande Jesugnon 11-6 after three rounds in the flyweight category .
Michah who was understandably ecstatic after claiming gold appeared to have set the tone for the four other bouts with Nigerian Okerimde Semiu losing 9-12 to Sulemanu Tetteh .
Soon, Rahman swept aside Malian opponent Mahamadou Doucoure 15-6 for the host third gold on the trot.
Jessie Lartey who took the red corner appeared the stronger in his fight with Nigerian Oladosu Rilwan before Masebinu Adwane succumb 11-15 to Ghanaian Emmanuel Martey.