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BOXING FED NODS OYDC ROLE SPOTTING TALENT

By SPORTS REPORTER

ZAMBIA Boxing Federation (ZBF) General Secretary Westie Chewe has disclosed that OYDC through the Teulings Youth Sports Challenge is helping many associations to identify talent at grassroots level.

Chewe said the ZBF is keenly monitoring the Teulings Youth Sports Challenge which is one of the country’s biggest youth leagues, stating that his new administration is earmarked to promote the sport in different communities to see more talented players getting enrolled in different clubs.

“I wish to thank the OYDC management for the good initiative of adding boxing to the Teulings Youth Sports Challenge. This will help us as a federation to identify talent. This is one of the programme we embarked on when we took over the office and we are seeing this as a best way to promote boxing in our communities so we can nurture more athletes who can even represent us well at competitive games,” he said.

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Chewe in the company of Midlands Boxing Association (MABA) chairman Christian Kalima were at the OYDC Zambia – Sports Development Centre to witness the third boxing tournament it was hosting under the Teulings Youth Sports Challenge.

About 38 bouts featured pugilists from 10 boxing clubs which include Exodus, Olympafrica, Youth Empowerment, Green Buffaloes, Petku among others.

Meanwhile OYDC hosted five other sports disciplines – basketball, hockey, judo, teqball, and football.

The centre is expected to host the grand finale at the end of the year were top deserving players, coaches, umpires and teams will be rewarded with trophies and medals.

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