Boxing Sport

Mubita goes for boxing federation presidency

GEORGE MULELEMBA, Lusaka
ZAMBIA Boxing Federation (ZBF) vice-president Kennedy Mubita will contest the presidency during elections set for February 25 in Lusaka.
ZBF general secretary Bright Chomba said in an interview yesterday that Mubita is so far the only candidate vying for the top job.
Chomba said Lieutenant Colonel Jack Mbewe from the Zambia Army has pushed in papers for the vice-presidency.
Both Mubita and Mbewe were disqualified during the elective annual general meeting on January 28 in Kabwe.
Former ZBF president Thomas Chileshe was also disqualified because he was only nominated by five clubs.
The ZBF constitution chapter 16.3 states that the candidate for presidency must be backed at least by 10 clubs.
Mubita, who was elected vice-president two weeks ago, was disqualified from running for the top job because the National Sports Council of Zambia (NSCZ) ruled that only nominations that were filed last year would be allowed.
He was vying for the vice-presidency last year.
Mbewe was disqualified from running for the number two position because he submitted papers for the presidency last year.
Chomba said the closing date for receiving nominations is February 20.
He said the office of the NSCZ general secretary will be receiving the papers.

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