Baba hosts tour­na­ment in Njanji, Gwanda

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Allen Khumalo Sports Re­porter

BOX­ING fans will be treated to a fi­esta when the Bu­l­awayo Am­a­teur Box­ing As­so­ci­a­tion (Baba) stages a tour­na­ment at Njanji Cen­tre in Gwanda fea­tur­ing teams from five prov­inces.

Gwanda box­ers will fight in dif­fer­ent weight di­vi­sions against Bu­l­awayo clubs, Nketa, Loben­gula, Tshaka, Sikhulile, Inyanda, Youth Arts, Nku­lumane and Bu­l­awayo West, as well as pugilists from the Mid­lands, Mata­bele­land North and Masvingo.

Ac­cord­ing to Baba spokesper­son Ar­vian Mathe, the com­pe­ti­tion will also fea­ture box­ers that are part of the 2016 African Union Sports Coun­cil (AUSC) Re­gion Five Un­der-20 Youth Games squad.

“This is an op­por­tu­nity for the young box­ers to make fi­nal prepa­ra­tions be­fore they go into camp. We hope they will be able to iden­tify their strengths and work on their weak­nesses be­fore rep­re­sent­ing the coun­try,” said Mathe.

Baba has also in­vited WBC wel­ter­weight sil­ver cham­pion Charles Manyuchi to be guest of hon­our at the event.

“This is an­other way of en­cour­ag­ing young­sters that they can also achieve big­ger things just like Manyuchi. As a sport which I be­lieve is at the stage of re­birth, this time we are pro­mot­ing it in Gwanda dis­trict.

“This com­pe­ti­tion is good for every­one in­volved and it’s im­por­tant that fans get to know box­ers early and fol­low them through­out their ca­reers.” — @khumza­llen.

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