Kenyan boxer goes missing in Australia


Kenyan boxer goes missing in Australia
Brian Agina went missing in Gold Coast, Australia, just after the completion of the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games on Sunday.PHOTO/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • A Kenyan boxer Brian Agina has gone missing in Gold Coast, Australia, just after the completion of the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games on Sunday.
  • The Boxing Association of Kenya president John Kameta told Citizen Digital that the matter has already been reported to the Chief de Mission Barnabas Korir and to the police, who have since intensified search for the pugilist.

EXCLUSIVE

Kenyan boxer Brian Agina has gone missing in Gold Coast, Australia, just after the completion of the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games on Sunday.

Agina went missing from the Athletes Village on Sunday night.

The Boxing Association of Kenya president John Kameta told Citizen Digital that the matter has already been reported to the Chef de Mission Barnabas Korir and to the police, who have since intensified search for the pugilist.

Kameta revealed that the 18-year old boxer left with a small back pack without any form of identification.

“It was discovered today (Monday) morning that one of our players was missing. The search began immediately and the coaches also reported to the CDM and also called me.

“He has left his big bag in the village. Yesterday when I came to the village I was denied access. He (Agina) was a little bit worried about his performance but I talked and encouraged him since he is still young and has a bright future ahead,” a visibly worried Kameta said.

(FILES)Boxing Association of Kenya chairman, John Kameta, addressing the media at a past function. He has threatened to sue Sport CS, Dr. Hassan Wario. PHOTO/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha

Kameta further disclosed that Agina borrowed USD 100 (around Sh10, 000) from Olympian Ben Gicharu to buy headsets prior to going AWOL.

“We still have his passport with us. It has become a challenge for us to deal with civilian boxers. We thought holding their passports would prevent them from running way but that is not possible. We need to get a way to deal with them,” said Kameta.

Meanwhile, the Australian police are keeping a close eye on two unnamed athletes who are being suspected to have made plans to disappear.

Last week, eight Cameroon athletes also disappeared at the Games.

 

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