Long at last! The much awaited boxing rings may be on their way if the assurances by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Ulemu Msungama are anything to go by.
During an audience with a delegation from the Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board led by its president Lonzo Zimba, the Sports Minister revealed that the rings may be in the country as early as the next four months.
Without specifying the total number of the rings to be procured, Msungama said with certainty that the rings may be in the country in four months to come.
“Let me assure you colleagues that the Tonse government will procure these rings for you because your cries have been heard enough.
In Tonse government, every sporting discipline will be treated equally as such we will ensure that when addressing infrastructural challenges , all sporting disciplines are considered”, Msungama said.
Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board President Lonzo ‘Defector’ Zimba commended the new minister of sports and the entire Tonse Alliance administration for swiftly responding to their decade long plea.
“Many a times we lobbied for these rings from those that occupied this office but the responses were not as candid as is the case with honourable Msungama.
His straight talk gives us confidence that these perennial boxing ring deficits will soon be history”, he explained.
Unlike the Malawi Armature Boxing Board (MABA) which gets government subversion to support its undertakings, the Malawi Boxing Control Board is an independent body that
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