Kavango, Caprivi Regional Boxing Champs to start on Saturday

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.