Mokhotho fought tooth and nail in his first match and defeated Mhandi Bilel of Tunisia in the flyweight preliminaries bout by a split decision. The national champion then booked himself a spot in the second preliminaries but lost to Mulenga in the men's featherweight division (52-57Kg).
Mokhotho was disappointed, emotionally broken and stressed over the loss. He has however, accepted his loss and therefore pledged his support to his team-mates in their oncoming fights. The national coach, Thabiso Nketu is also disenchanted by Mokhotho's loss though he is not blaming his charges for losing at any stage as he feels they were not completely prepared for the games.