Amateur boxing bonanza set for Otjiwarongo

23 Nov 2016 11:40am
OTJIWARONGO, 23 NOV (NAMPA) - Amateur boxers from Otjiwarongo, Outjo, Ondangwa and Eenhana are expected to trade punches on 03 December this year at Otjiwarongo.
The event, which takes place at the community hall at Etambi, will be hosted by the Otjiwarongo Amateur Boxing Academy.
Chairperson of the academy, Onesmus Kalipi on Tuesday told Nampa that the purpose of the event is to promote boxing in rural areas and entice young people to start boxing training.
“Everything has been organised for this event and we are prepared to host a total of 44 young boxers from four boxing clubs,” he said.
Kalipi said 12 young boxers from Otjiwarongo, another 12 from Outjo, 10 from Eenhana and 10 more from Ondangwa will participate in the bonanza.
The boxers are between 18 and 27 years old.
Entrance is free as the event has been fully sponsored by former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Otjiwarongo Municipality, Manfred /Uxamb and his family.
Kalipi urged local businesspeople in and around Otjiwarongo to support boxing and other sports codes.