Mapeyi is new EC coach

The Rep - - THE REP CLASSIFIED - By Tem­bile Sgqolana

QUEEN­STOWN Boys Box­ing Club (QBBC) coach Mab­huti Mapeyi has been se­lected as the head coach of the Eastern Cape box­ing team which will com­pete at the na­tional cham­pi­onships in Gra­ham­stown from July 7 to 12.

Mapeyi, who is also the Chris Hani Am­a­teur Box­ing Or­gan­i­sa­tion sec­re­tary, was se­lected at the pro­vin­cial box­ing tri­als in East Lon­don over the week­end.

He is the first per­son from the dis­trict to be se­lected as head coach of the pro­vin­cial team. Man­zozuko Mofu, who is also from Chris Hani dis­trict, was se­lected as the team man­ager.

Mapeyi said his se- lec­tion showed that the dis­trict’s box­ers had per­formed well in the pro­vin­cial tri­als. “We are slowly re­claim­ing our place in box­ing.”

Many cham­pi­ons had been pro­duced at lo­cal level in the past.

“We have a rich history in box­ing and the only thing that can make us go for­ward is to mo­ti­vate more young peo­ple to take up the sport.”

Train­ing ses­sions will take place in Port El­iz­a­beth from June 29 to July 6.

“I want to con­grat­u­late the box­ers who brought home medals from the pro­vin­cial tri­als over the week­end,” he said. Aphelele Ntila was awarded a gold medal, Siph­e­sihle Ma­jara a sil­ver, Jose Oden­daal a sil­ver and Aphiwe Man­gena a bronze medal.

Pic­ture: TEM­BILE SGQOLANA

STAR PER­FOR­MANCE: Mab­huti Mapeyi will be the Eastern Cape box­ing team coach

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