Amina Martha Faki has indeed made history by becoming the first Kenyan female boxer to win a medal in the African Games.

Her bronze medal in the bantamweight division marks a significant milestone for women’s boxing in Kenya.

Martha demonstrated her skill and determination from the outset, securing a commanding 5-0 points victory over Ghana’s Sarah Apew in the bantamweight category.

This impressive win propelled her to the quarter-finals, where she faced Botswana’s Phekie Bele, a formidable opponent who had previously clinched the bronze medal at the 2022 Africa Games.

Unfortunately, Martha’s journey to the medal was cut short due to a left shoulder injury sustained in the first round of her semi-final bout against Nigeria’s Shukurat Kareem.

The injury forced the referee to terminate the fight, ultimately resulting in Martha settling for the bronze medal.

Despite the setback, Martha’s achievement has opened doors for more Kenyan female boxers to participate and excel in continental tournaments.

Her historic feat not only highlights the growing prominence of women’s boxing in Kenya but also serves as inspiration for aspiring female athletes in the sport.

While Martha’s medal is a significant accomplishment, it also underscores the untapped potential and opportunities for further success in women’s boxing on the continent.

Kenya’s representation in other women’s divisions indicates room for growth and development in the sport, paving the way for future achievements by female boxers from the country.

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