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CB boxing tourney attracts 100 – Zambia Daily Mail


ELIZABETH CHATUVELA
Lusaka
OVER 100 boxers from across the country will today enter the ring to showcase their skills during the Copperbelt Boxing Tournament at Indeni Sports Complex which the Zambia Boxing Federation is using to select the under-20 national team.The boxers are drawn from the 24 ZBF-affiliated clubs from Copperbelt, Lusaka, Central and Southern provinces.The boxers picked will represent Zambia at the Africa Union (AU) Games slated for Lesotho in December.“We are confident that from this event,
we will be able to pick competent boxers who will win medals for Zambia in Lesotho,” ZBF general secretary Bright Chomba said.Chomba also said that they are using the event to assess Everisto Mulenga, Patrick Chinyemba and Stephen Zimba, who have qualified for Tokyo Olympic  Games.However, national team coach Wisdom Mudenda feels the tournament is just an academic exercise for his boxers as they will really get nothing from it.Mudenda again emphasised that
his boxers need to start fighting in competitive events if they are to win medals at the Tokyo Games billed for July.“Our friends are in Russia preparing and here we are,” he said. “What competition can the boxers going to the Olympics get from the ones who have not qualified?” Mudenda said he understands that COVID-19 has affected the preparations but stressed that it will be suicidal for his boxers to go to Tokyo without testing competitive fighters. “At the end of the day, the coach will be the one to blame if these boxers fail to perform in Tokyo,” he said.Meanwhile, ZBF has opened the nominations for this month’s elective CLICK TO READ MORE



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