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Erongo win national boxing championship

2023-03-27  Maurice Kambukwe

Erongo win national boxing championship

Hosts Erongo won the National Boxing Championship held in Swakopmund on Saturday. 

Khomas took second place followed by the Uniform Forces in third place.

All 14 regions participated.

Namibia Boxing Federation secretary general Petrus Kashango commended the quality of boxing showcased, especially the inclusion of female boxers for the first time.

“I must say that witnessing so many talented boxers today gave me confidence that Namibian boxing is in safe hands. The competition was outstanding with boxers from various regions, and I must highlight that the female boxers competing was one of the standout moments for me,” he said.

The championship served as a qualifying event for various international competitions scheduled for the year, including the African Games, which serve as qualifiers for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

To ensure that the talent does not go to waste, Kashango pleaded for more amateur tournaments – at least twice every two months – to cultivate and nurture the talents appropriately. 

“Observing the abundance of exceptional boxers today has reinforced the need for more than just a single tournament to sustain the development of talent. With the emergence of promising boxers from the far north, it would be a waste of talent not to provide them with tournaments to showcase their skills. 

As individuals in positions of authority, it is our responsibility to ensure that young boxers receive the necessary competition every few months to gauge their progress,” he stated.

2023-03-27  Maurice Kambukwe

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