Boxing Sport

ZBF extra-ordinary meeting flops

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ROBINSON KUNDA, Kabwe
AN extra-ordinary annual general meeting that was called by some provincial amateur boxing associations to oust Zambia Boxing Federation (ZBF) president Thomas Chileshe failed to take place in Kabwe yesterday.
The meeting, scheduled for Palm Groove Lodge, could not go ahead because members resolved to attend the elective annual general meeting billed for February 27.
None of the members from the Midlands Amateur Boxing Association (MABA) who led the petitions to remove Chileshe turned up for the meeting.
All the clubs from the Copperbelt Amateur Boxing Association (CABA) and Southern Province Amateur Boxing Association (SPABA) shunned the meeting called to deal with the petitions to remove the Chileshe-led ZBF executive for alleged corruption.
Chileshe is alleged to have received K400 from each of the seven boxers that travelled for the All -Africa Games in Congo -Brazzaville last September.
ZBF vice-president Kennedy Mubita said in Kabwe yesterday that the meeting could not proceed because members have ressolved to attend the February 27 elective AGM.
CABA chairman Austin Hambula said it is good the meeting did not take place because whatever was going to be discussed there would have been illegal.
“In fact, I had warned all CABA affiliates that they were going to be disciplined had they travelled to Kabwe to attend the meeting. That was not constitutional and whatever resolutions they were going to come up with would have been null and void,” Hambula said.
He advised ZBF affiliates to stick to the constitution if wrangles in the boxing body are to be avoided.
SPABA cordinator Leonard Mambo said the body did not want to be part of a meeting that was called without following procedure.
Last week, MABA vice-chairman Raphael Chalwe announced that most of the ZBF affiliates would attend the Kabwe meeting because they had lost confidence in the Chileshe-led executive.

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