Boxing board's tenure extended

HARARE - Sports minister Makhosini Hlongwane has extended the tenure of the current Zimbabwe National Boxing and Wrestling Board of Control (ZNBWBC) until end of year.

Veteran educationist and sports administrator Paul Nenjerama, whose term had expired on May 24, remains the chairperson with boxing judge Patrick Mukondiwa assuming the secretary general role.

Hlongwane also roped in principal director in his ministry Benson Dube and Eugenia Chidhakwa to replace other members, who had retired from the board and they have been tasked with leading local boxing back to its glory days after years of stagnation.

Other board members are former SRC board member Tsitsi Muzuva and former general manager of the Supreme Council for Sports in Africa Zone VI Rangarirai Charles Dzimba.

Njerema said they have accepted and are ready to deliver.

“As the new board we accept to continue with the task of developing boxing in the country,” he said.

“We know we have a very tight and interesting timetable ahead of us especially with the voluntary Charles Manyuchi bout coming. We would like to thank the minister for strengthening the board. We are looking forward to brighter days.”

Nenjerama added that his board will work hard to ensure the Manyuchi bout will be a success.

“We hope the upcoming bout will be a huge success. It’s not going to be a cheap affair but the promoters have assured us that it will go well,” he added. “We are looking at a quarter of a million to stage the bout.”

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