The Zambia Boxing Federation (ZBF) has declared that it is bringing home 10 medals from the ongoing 2022 Mount Kilimanjaro boxing tournament being held at the national stadium hall in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania.
ZBF Secretary General Westie Chewe said all ten Zambian boxers have produced exceptional and courageous performances at the ongoing Mount Kilimanjaro boxing competition.
ZANIS sports reports Chewe speaking in an interview on mobile phone from Tanzania that five boxers have qualified to the semi-finals and finals of the boxing tournament.
ZBF Secretary General Chewe he is happy that with determination and focus among the Zambian boxers he is impressed with the results saying he expects 10 medals are coming to Zambia.
“Finally, we have five boxers in the semifinals, and five in the finals, meaning we are sure of coming home with 10 medals,” said a confident Chewe.
Flyweight female Margret Tembo and Bantamweight Mwengo Mwale beat their respective opponents Nakumul Teddy of Uganda and Ally Kassim of Tanzania on unanimous points decision.
Lightweight Andrew Chilata carried the day after beating Tanzanian Issa Hamdani on majority points decision while fellow Light Welterweight Emmanuel Katema picked up a unanimous points victory over Shabani Mganda of Burundi.
Boxer Shaft Mwandwe unleashed a barrage of hooks and uppercuts that forced the referee to stop the bout to save opponent Shabani Hamadi from further punishment.
Welterweight pugilist Stephen Zimba capped a fine display by Zambian boxers when he registered another unanimous points victory over Kassimu Mbudidwike of Tanzania.
The 2022 Mount Kilimanjaro boxing competition winds up on May 31, at the national stadium hall in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania.
The ZBF is using the tournament to train and prepare Zambian boxers for the upcoming Commonwealth games to be held in Birmingham, United Kingdom, from July 26 to August 8, 2022.
The National Olympic Committee (NOCZ) recently engaged a British Boxing coaching expert Barry Philpott to help train and prepare the Zambian boxing team for the upcoming commonwealth games in Birmingham, United Kingdom.