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Re-opening of nominations cheers ZBF vice-president

ZAMBIA Boxing Federation (ZBF) vice-president Kennedy Mubita says Government’s directive to reopen nominations for the February 27 elections has vindicated him.
Mubita said in an interview yesterday that the decision to close nominations was meant to block some people from contesting.
“Like I said earlier, the closure of nominations was null and void. It was done in bad faith. It was a strategy to block some people. I have been vindicated,” he said.
M u b i t a i s h a p p y t h a t nominations have re-opened and it will pave way for credible people to aspire for leadership positions.
He said the happenings in ZBF have affected the development of the sport.
On Friday, during the meeting with ZBF officials, Deputy Minister of Youth, Sports and Child Development Ronald Chitotela directed for the re-opening of the nominations that closed on February 5.
“We want credible people. It is sad that the president [Thomas Chileshe] has all these corruption allegations. He should be cleared before recontesting because it will be detrimental, especially with sponsors,” Mubita said.
Asked if he will recontest his position, Mubita said he will leave it to councillors to decide whether they want him to stand or not.
“I don’t want to impose myself. It will be up to the councillors to decide,” he said.