NDF boxers set Keetmanshoop alight

As part of the week-long Namibian Defence Force (NDF) sixth Annual Sports Edition, NDF boxers entertained hundreds of spectators as they showcased their skills here at Keetmanshoop stadium on Wednesday.

Hundreds of spectators gathered in jubilation at Keetmanshoop stadium and witnessed the NDF boxers who showed their skills in the ring which was erected in the open.

The main bout was between AmadhilaKefas from the Namibian Navy who beat UeitereOiva of Namibia Special Force on points.

The there-rounds-bout was one of the most entertaining one as the two boxers took on each other by throwing heavy punches.

It was Uaetere who took the game to his opponent but, Amadhila responded swiftly by throwing close but heavy upper cuts before becoming the favourite of the audience as they cheered him and demanded more.

Speaking to Nampa on the side line, former Olympic gold medallist boxer Maj Paulus 'Ali' Nuumbembe, said since boxing was only introduced last year in the annual competition, the boxers have improved tremendously.

Nuumbembe pointed out the shortage of boxers, saying there are fewer boxer in the NDF.

I therefore call upon men in uniform to take up this sport seriously so that one day they (boxers) can compete nationally, he said.

He added that he was impressed saying the boxers now have the required basics.

It is interesting because our sports are playing simultaneously, but once boxing started all spectators flocked in to watch boxing, he boosted.

Nuumbembe said the Ministry aims to have clubs that will represent the Namibian Army, Air Force and the Navy in the future.

The Special Force are the overall boxing winners with three golds, three silvers, followed by the Namibian Navy with only three golds while third are 21 Brigade with two gold medals.

The Military School Okahandja team also walked away with one gold while Army Battle School took a silver medal.

Four teams participated in the boxing event including the Hosting Formation 21 Motorised Infantry Brigade with four boxers, the Namibian Navy, four boxers, Special Field Force with six boxers as well as Army Battle School represented by one boxers,

Source: Namibia Press Agency