MINISTER of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture David Coltart has thrown his weight behind the new Zimbabwe National Boxing and Wrestling Control Board membership.
Report by Brian Nkiwane
Coltart said with the assistance of the Sports and Recreation Commission, they had taken time to come up with the final list of board members which they had mandated to revive boxing.
Boxing made headlines during the era of the late legend Proud “Kilimanjaro” Chinembiri but later fizzled out.
“As the powers behind this, we are sure that we did a good job. We looked at the experience the person has in the sport. We then came up with a board composed of former boxers, promoters, a medical doctor and a media practitioner. We want people who are going to revive this sport,” Coltart said.
The new board members are set to receive letters of appointment next week.
The state of boxing in the country has been in dire straits with no substantive board for over a decade.
Last week, boxer Tinei Maridzo was quoted in the press urging the minister to appoint the board for the revival of the sport.
List of board members:
Paul Nenjarama (Chairman)
Frederick Farai Muchena
Edgar Peter Jack Hammond
Rangarirai Charles Dzimba