IBF Africa to Set Up Shop in Windhoek

The International Boxing FederationAfrica (IBFAfrica) on Tuesday announced plans to relocate its headquarters to Windhoek when confirming the surprise appointment of prominent Namibian businessman Simon Andjamba as its second vice president.

The boxing organisation said in a statement that “there will be a restructuring of IBFAfrica, whereas IBFAfrica’s continental offices for the region will move to Windhoek, Namibia, while the general offices for Africa, Middle East and Persian Gulf will be [remain] in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania”.

A definite date has not been set for the relocation, however, the impending move is part of Andjamba’s shocking appointment as second in command at IBFAfrica, who view him as a useful cog in their push to become more relevant in southern-Africa.

The other IBFAfrica vice president is Mehrak Dashab, a merchant banker with offices in Dubai, who heads the boxing organ’s marketing development.

Andjamba is in charge of finance and is expected to be part of the 32nd convention of the IBFUnited States Boxing Association (USBA) in Montreal, Canada in May next year.

“Mr Andjamba is a vibrant young entrepreneur from Namibia and is the owner of Oluzizi World of Commerce, a private company with various business ventures in Namibia. Mr Andjamba is not only famous for his business sense and style but is identified profoundly with his love boxing,” according to a media statement from IBF Africa.

In his appointment letter to Andjamba, Onesmo Ngowi, the president of IBFAfrica since its inception in 2000, described his new deputy as “a capable sports leader” with “great love for boxing and his long vision as two of the great values”.

“I am honoured to inform you that you have been appointed as the vice president of IBFAfrica effective forthwith,” read part of the letter from the IBFAfrica chief to Andjamba.

IBFAfrica anticipate that Andjamba’s appointment will improve their prominence in Southern Africa’s boxing fraternity through his many businesses associates.

“Professional boxing has been facing a lot of sponsorship problems and the appointment of Mr. Andjamba could be a jab on the arm for sponsorship,” said Ngowi.

Source : The Namibian