SWABA championships shifted to January 20
BOXING - Due to the unfortunate demise of female boxer Delisile Msibi, the Swaziland Boxing Association of Swaziland (SWABA) has shifted its championships to January 20.
The championships were scheduled for next weekend, but they have since been shifted to accommodate the funeral of Msibi who was allegedly murdered by her boyfriend. This was disclosed by SWABA President Pearl Dlamini.
“We are still shattered by the death of Delisile, especially in the manner at which she died hence we have decided to shift the championships so that we support the family during the funeral,” said Dlamini.
SWABA is also expected to send a seven men team to Mozambique after the championships to compete against their regional counterparts from several countries such as South Africa, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Botswana in a five day championships slated for Maputo from February 21-25.
Some of the local boxers expected to make it through to Mozambique include the likes of Thabiso Dlamini, Zweli Dlamini, Phumlani Shabalala and Sthembiso Shabalala who will be competing in several categories such as the 49kg, 52 kg, 56 kg and 60 kg. Both the championships and the Mozambique tournament are a build-up to the Australia Gold-Coast Commonwealth Games to be held in April.