28 Aug 2017 14:20pm
WINDHOEK, 28 AUG (NAMPA) The German Embassy on Monday donated boxing equipment worth N.dollars 80 000.00 to the Khomas Boxing Federation (KBF), as part of its sports development programme.
Handing over the equipment at a media conference here, German Ambassador to Namibia, Christian Schlaga said boxing is an important sport in the country hence the decision by his government to come on board and donate equipment for the development of upcoming boxers.
The equipment was bought to improve and continue training youngsters in the field of boxing, to lead them to greater heights in sport, he said.
Schlaga added that sports takes these young people off the streets and give them something meaningful to do and look forward to.
He noted that the German Embassy is involved in various sporting activities in Namibia, including football, volleyball and basketball.
The Ambassador called on the KBF to make good use of the equipment and get more youngsters into boxing.
We always align the importance of sports with training in acceptable lifestyles, health, and personality development. We want these young adults to contribute in nation building, Schlaga added.
KBF President, Jason 'Taks' Naule said his association was grateful to receive the equipment as this will help them develop and promote Olympic style boxing.
He added that boxers who are currently doing well in Namibia came through the amateur ranks, hence the need to have developmental programmes going on at grassroots level.
Naule also announced that the Khomas Boxing Federation Championship will be held at the After School Centre in Katutura, Windhoek on 2 and 3 September.