By MICHAEL MIYOBA
ZAMBIA Boxing Federation (ZBF) president Kennedy Mubita has called on affiliates to unite and work together to develop the sport.
Mubita said there is need for affiliates to work together and support one another in their quest to have a representative at the International Boxing Association AIBA.
He was speaking in an interview after the ZBF constitutional review meeting held at the weekend in Kabwe.
“We need to work as a team. It is important that we support one another if we have to get somebody to go to an organisation such as AIBA.
“We want to see a Zambian representing the country at AIBA but if we don’t support each other at local level, I don’t see anyone representing the country at international level,” Mubita said.
Meanwhile, Mubita has hailed affiliates who took part in the ZBF constitutional review meeting.
Mubita described the exercise as a success despite some members having shunned the meeting.
“The constitutional review was a success and when the document is ready, we will send it to the affiliates to go through before it can be approved.
“Not all members participated because we formed a forum and some members did not come because of reasons best known to themselves despite confirming that they would come but the whole process was a success,” he said.
Mubita haild Athletes and Youth Commission chairman, Alex Mapulanga who donated track suits worth thousands of Kwacha to the boxing national team ahead of the all-Africa games to be held next month in Morocco.
Mubita said the donations will boost the boxers’ confidence while the K3, 200 donated by Pladoc Enterprises Chief Executive Officer, Oliver Musonda will enable the IBF affiliate to AIBA.