MINISTER of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture David Coltart met with the new boxing board for the first time since its appointment in January this year.
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The meeting was meant to familiarise all the board members with the minister, who took the opportunity to encourage the board to work hard.
Boxing board chairman Paul Nenjerama, appraised Coltart on their achievements so far, after assuming office when the previous board was dissolved.
Nenjerama told him that structures had been put into place including the appointment of a finance person as prescribed by the constitution. Coltart was impressed by their progress and went on to congratulate the board for having made it possible for Charles Manyuchi to win the African Boxing Union Welterweight title in Burkina Faso three weeks ago.
“It is my hope, it is my expectation that you will remain committed to your roles and continue to serve the sport of boxing for the benefit of those who make a livelihood out of it, as well as those who follow it,” he said.
The board which was appointed in January had their first meeting on February 3 following a delay in the issuing of their letters of appointment.
Speaking to Standardsport, board spokesperson Gilbert Munetsi said they had put in place a number of things they would want to implement.
“Our first task was to lay the foundation and at the end of it, we then set the licensing fees for boxers, promoters, managers and all the other key ring people.
Registration is progressing well, with many showing keenness to be part of the sport,” Munetsi said.