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(From left) Vice President Mr. Alpha Amadou Balde, President AFBC Mr. Eyassu Wossen Berhanu and Vice President General Ferdinand Ilunga Luyoyo at Kempinski Hotel, Accra - Ghana


AFBC outlines strategic development structure

The Africa Boxing Confederation (AFBC) has announced various strategic initiatives aimed at boosting the growth of boxing in Africa.

A statement released by the head of AFBC Communication Department, Lukelo Willilo, outlines AFBC’s ambitious plans to develop boxing in collaboration with its affiliates across Africa.

National federations have been told from now henceforth they will be required to submit monthly reports on their activities to zonal presidents and AFBC Vice-Presidents to uphold transparency and accountability in the management of boxing at national and continental level.

The important role of the media in boxing development features prominently in AFBC’s strategic initiatives with national federations required to work closely with the media.

“AFBC underscores the significance of collaboration between national federations and the media to amplify the exposure of boxing within their respective countries to raise awareness and interest in the sport for expansion across Africa,” says the statement in which the AFBC has reiterated its unwavering commitment to support national federations in their initiatives to promote and develop boxing within their regions.

“Financial and logistical assistance will be extended to national federations based on the scale and impact of their boxing initiatives,” says the statement.

AFBC takes into account the invaluable input of referees and judges, and therefore aims to elevate the level of professionalism and competence to ensure impartial officiating.
Discussions are currently underway between AFBC and the International Boxing Association (IBA) to facilitate complimentary training programs in the continent.

The supreme boxing governing body in Africa is also working towards giving African boxers more representation at regional and international level through the creation of more qualifying tournaments.

On sponsorship, the statement states: “AFBC mandates each member national federation to compile a list of potential non-alcoholic beverage companies, investment firms and interested sponsors.”

After the compilation of potential sponsors, the national federations will then submit them to their zonal presidents for further action with the AFBC giving their support to secure sponsorship for boxing events and other initiatives.

Credit: AFBC CCommunications

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