NBF hosts succesful amateur boxing tournament

Namibia Boxing Federation (NBF) President Benjamin Rabang says he was happy with the recently concluded international boxing tournament which saw Namibian boxers exchanging leather with their Angolan counterparts.

The two-day boxing championship between the two countries was held at the After-School Centre in Grysblok, Katutura from Sunday to Monday.

Rabang told Nampa on Monday that boxers from the two countries displayed talent which only needs nurturing.

We are happy to see that some of the boxers that we chose to represent the country at future competitions did well during this two-day event. We are going to travel to Angola next month for the return of this championships and I hope we will still put up a great performance like we did here, he said.

Rabang added that it was great to see female boxers exchanging leather during the two-day championship that saw more than 14 amateur boxers representing Namibia and Angola in this international friendly championship.

The goal of hosting this championship is to prepare our boxers for the All African Games since we do not have enough funds to adequately prepare them the way we want too. But we are hopeful this competition will keep them active while we wait for government funding,

Namibian boxers Nestor Tomas, TryAgainNdevelo, Junias Jonas, and Martin Kambalili outclassed their opponents MiquelKembo, Ernesto Gomes, Francisco Gomes, and NafitalGoma.

Rabang stated that 10 amateur boxers have been identified to represent Namibia at the All Africa Games that will be held in Morocco from 19 to 31 August 2019.

The government did not give us any funds to host this championship but they at least helped in bringing the boxers from Angola to the country. Our dream is to get funding from the government or even corporate Namibia so we can start hosting more of this competitions which will make our boxers better,

Source: Namibia Press Agency