James Fayia was beaten 3-0 by The British Virgin Islands Joe Chapman, losing by a score of 11-4 in the first match and 11-2, in the second and third match respectively.
The second match involved Sierra Leone’s Turkish based, Issa Kamara and New Zealand’s world ranked player, Paul Coll. After 22 minutes of action it was Paul who carried the day.
Sierra Leone’s Issa Kamara started poorly in the opening set as he failed to secure a single point losing 11-0 but in the second match, he tried to overcome the poor start but still could not match his opponent power losing 11-5.
It was a similar result in the third and final battle as it was another win for Paul Coll of New Zealand again who registered a win of 11-7 in his final score.
“I tried to get back but I was unable to; at the end I played against the better player of the day in Paul. I have no excuses it was a bad day at the office and I am disappointed at myself and my heart is broken,” Kamara said adding that he will continue to give 100% in his game as he hopes to bounce back from such disappointment in future tournaments.
Meanwhile, Leslie Smith of Sierra Leone was a no show for his bout in the 66kg round of 32 contests. According to the International Judo Federation, Smith was "unable to compete" paving the way into the next round for Welsh judoka Jamie MacDonald.