NBF hosts succesful amateur boxing tournament

16 Jul 2019 16:00pm
WINDHOEK, 16 JUL (NAMPA) - Namibia Boxing Federation (NBF) President, Benjamin Rabang, has expressed satisfaction with the international boxing tournament which saw Namibian boxers trading blows with their Angolan counterparts.
The two-day boxing championship between the two countries was held at the After-School Centre in Grysblok, Windhoek on Sunday and Monday.
Rabang told Nampa on Monday boxers from the two countries displayed talent which only needs nurturing.
“We are happy to see that some of the boxers we chose to represent the country at future competitions did well during this two-day event. We are going to travel to Angola next month for the return of this championships and I hope we will put up a great performance like we did here,” he said.
Rabang added that it was great to see female boxers exchanging blows during the two-day championship that drew more than 14 amateur boxers from both countries.
Namibian boxers Nestor Tomas, TryAgain Ndevelo, Junias Jonas, and Martin Kambalili outclassed their opponents Miquel Kembo, Ernesto Gomes, Francisco Gomes, and Nafital Goma.
Fourteen amateur boxers have been identified to represent Namibia at the All Africa Games that will be held in Morocco from 19 to 31 August 2019.
“The government did not give us any funds to host this championship but they at least helped in bringing the boxers from Angola to the country. Our dream is to get funding from the government or even corporate Namibia so we can start hosting more of these competitions, which will help our boxers to improve,” he said.