Khomas wins amateur boxing cup again

12 Dec 2015 16:10pm
WINDHOEK, 12 DEC (NAMPA) - The Khomas Region boxers Friday won the Sunshine Cup for the second consecutive year.
The event aims to develop amateur boxers and is the brainchild of the MTC Nestor Sunshine Tobias Boxing and Fitness Academy.
The Erongo Region’s Matheus Heita, who fought in the 56 kilogramme (kg) division, was crowned the best boxer, while Vilho Vilho (64kg) from the Hardap Region scooped the award for the most disciplined boxer. Erastus Jonas (49 kg) from the Omusati Region was identified as the most promising boxer.
The winning team took home a trophy, the best boxer of the tournament and most disciplined boxer each received boxing training kits, while the most promising boxer got a gold medal.
Speaking to Nampa after the tournament, Khomas regional team manager, Memory Manasse was happy with her team’s performance, saying: “We used our B team instead of our A team and they proved themselves. If they continue working hard we are hopeful they may qualify for the 2016 Olympics”.
Coach of the Khomas team, Robert Haihambo told this agency that the developmental tournament is commendable. “This type of competition is really helpful to our boxers because it gives them exposure as well as experience,” he said.
Boxers from Omusati, Oshana, Ohangwena, Oshikoto, Kavango East and West, Khomas, Hardap, Erongo, Kunene regions as well as Namibian Police (NamPol) and Namibia Defence Force (NDF) took part in the tournament.