He says in the latter years of his boxing career, Olympian Nick Okoth has been a pillar for him. In a bid to pursue the elusive Olympic dream, Shaffi moved a berth up to the flyweight division after International Olympic Committee (IOC) dropped his light-flyweight speciality. Shaffi, a constable in the National Police Service, joined Police team in 2015 after a short stint from Kenya Defence Forces team. The flyweight Champion pounded his way into the African Games boxing final in Rabat and became the first Kenyan to do so in boxing at the Africa Games since light flyweight Suleiman Bilali in 2007 Algiers when he outclassed Dawit Bekele (Ethiopia) 4-1 in their semi final contest. Shaffi nevertheless lost to Rajab Otukile Mohammed from Botswana in the final to settle for Kenya’s solitary boxing silver medal at the games.
Source: The Star September 21, 2020 01:52 UTC