By MICHAEL MIYOBA
ORIENTAL Quarries Boxing Promotions manager Christopher Malunga has urged the Zambia Boxing Federation (ZBF) to come up with a constitution which will facilitate the growth of amateur boxing in the country.
In an interview, Malunga said there is need for ZBF and all the individuals who participated in the constitutional review to make sure that they look at the interests of ZBF affiliates for the growth of the sport.
Malunga said a constitution which will stand the test of time will prevent wrangles which have affected the progress of the sport at amateur level.
“Once we have a constitution which is targeting certain individuals then that constitution is going to bring more wrangles.
“My appeal to those mandated to run amateur boxing in Zambian is that they look at the interests of the country not their personal interests.
They need to make sure that
they come up with a constitution which is going to stand the test of time,” Malunga said.
Earlier, ZBF president Kennedy Mubita described the ZBF constitutional review held two weeks ago in Kabwe as a success. He said affiliates were involved in coming up with a final document which will stand the test of time though not all the affiliates showed up during the constitutional review despite having been invited.
“We formed a forum and some affiliates didn’t come for reasons known to themselves. We invited everyone for those who did not come it is unfortunate but everyone was invited,” Mubita said.
“The final draft was done and it was a success. Now we will just wait for the affiliates to go through it before the final document is signed. There is nothing we are going to amend further,” he said.