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The regional amateur boxing championship for the Kavango and Caprivi regions is on this weekend on Saturday.

The tourney which could not take place last week due to lack of transport is aimed at selecting boxers to represent the two regions in the national championships, scheduled for later this month at a venue yet-to-be announced by the Namibia Boxing and Wrestling Control Board (NBWCB).

The event is organised by the Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sports and Culture (MYNSSC) in conjunction Namibia Amateur Boxing Federation.

Kavango regional boxing coach Godried Muyenga confirmed to Nampa on Friday that the stage has been set for the boxing championship as the boxing ring arrived in the region last night.

He said the event will take place at the Rundu Open Market and has called boxing lovers to come in big numbers and support.

Muyenga said adult are expected to pay N.dollars 15 while young children of school going age will pay N.dollars 5 at the gate.

Thirty amateur boxers from the Kavango Region and 40 boxers from the Caprivi Region are expected to compete in the championship.

The judges and referees will be coming from various parts of the country.

The local boxing coach earlier indicated that he is currently lobbying the line ministry to consider hosting national championships in the Kavango Region to encourage youth in both the Kavango and Caprivi regions to actively participate in boxing because the sport has been dormant in the two regions for too long.

Meanwhile, no date has yet been set for the Kavango Amateur Boxing Federation (KABF) congress, which was scheduled to take place last week Friday but was cancelled until further notice.

Muyenga said the congress was cancelled because the mother body - NBWCB - was not informed in advance in writing of the candidates who are vying for leadership positions.

The KABF, which has also been inactive for close to 16 years, was formed in 1991 with the aim of identifying and promoting boxing talent in the region, but such aspirations slowly vanished due to a lack of interest from residents of the region.

Once the KABF leadership is elected, the federation intends to rejuvenate boxing clubs throughout the entire region, because there are only three boxing clubs currently active at the Mpungu, Rundu and Divundu towns.

Once revived, the regional boxing federation will also train boxers to participate in the annual national boxing championships.

The coach earlier called on members of the public who are lovers of this sport to come on board and to financially support the federation because they are currently unable to host tournaments due to a lack of funds.

(edited)RUNDU; The regional amateur boxing championship for the Kavango and Caprivi regions will take place this Saturday.

The tourney, which could not take place last week due to a lack of transport, is aimed at selecting boxers to represent the two regions in the national championships, scheduled for later this month at a venue yet-to-be announced by the Namibia Boxing and Wrestling Control Board (NBWCB).

The event is being organised by the Ministry of Youth, National Service, Sports and Culture (MYNSSC), in conjunction with the Namibia Amateur Boxing Federation (NABF).

Kavango regional boxing coach Godried Muyenga confirmed to Nampa on Friday that the stage has been set for the boxing championship, as the boxing ring has also arrived in the region last night.

The event will take place at the Rundu Open Market, and all boxing lovers are called upon to come in big numbers to support.

Muyenga said adults are expected to pay N.dollars 15, while children of school-going age will pay N.dollars 5 at the gate.

Thirty amateur boxers from the Kavango Region and 40 boxers from the Caprivi Region are expected to compete in the championship.

The judges and referees will be coming from various parts of the country.

The local boxing coach earlier indicated that he is currently lobbying the line ministry to consider hosting national championships in the Kavango Region to encourage youth in both the Kavango and Caprivi regions to actively participate in boxing because the sport has been dormant in the two regions for too long.

Meanwhile, no date has yet been set for the Kavango Amateur Boxing Federation (KABF) congress, which was scheduled to take place last week Friday but was cancelled until further notice.

Muyenga said the congress was cancelled because the mother body - NBWCB - was not informed in advance in writing of the candidates who are vying for leadership positions.

The KABF, which has also been inactive for close to 16 years, was formed in 1991 with the aim of identifying and promoting boxing talent in the region, but such aspirations slowly vanished due to a lack of interest from residents of the region.

Once the KABF leadership is elected, the federation intends to rejuvenate boxing clubs throughout the entire region, because there are only three boxing clubs currently active at the Mpungu, Rundu and Divundu towns.

Once revived, the regional boxing federation will also train boxers to participate in the annual national boxing championships.

The coach earlier called on members of the public who are lovers of this sport to come on board and to financially support the federation because they are currently unable to host tournaments due to a lack of funds.

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