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Boxing federation elections confusion irks Mawere

MINISTER of Youth, Sport and Child Development Moses Mawere has bemoaned the confusion that characterised last Saturday’s Zambia Boxing Federation (ZBF) elective annual general meeting in Kabwe.
Mawere said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that there was no need for the delegates to engage in physical confrontation.
“I have been briefed about what happened at the Zambia Boxing Federation annual general meeting. I must say that I am disappointed. We are talking of adults and mature people here.
“It is sad that adults and mature people decided to trade in blows, anyway that is their field. Maybe that is the reason why they decided to fight each other,” Mawere said.
Former national team coach Wisdom Mudenda had a showdown with former under-20 trainer Maybin Gunduzani after the latter was accused of insulting Exodus Promotions director Anthony Mwamba.
Mawere urged ZBF officials to conduct themselves in a mature manner.
Some unruly delegates also roughed ZBF chairman of elections Kennedy Mvula.
Presidential candidates Thomas Chileshe and Kennedy Mubita were both disqualified.
Chileshe, who was the incumbent, was disqualified because he was only nominated by five clubs contrary to the ZBF constitution, which requires that a candidate vying for presidency must be backed by at least 10 clubs.
Mubita was penalised because the National Sports Council of Zambia ruled that only nominations that were filed last year would be allowed.

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