Zim boxers set to travel for Olympic qualifiers in Senegal

By ZBC Reporter
THE ZIMBABWE Boxing Federation is set to take advantage of the Olympic qualifiers to be held in Dakar, Senegal as a platform for placing Zimbabwe on the world boxing map.
Just over two weeks remain before the Tokyo 2020 Africa boxing qualifiers spring into life.
Zimbabwe is set to send 3 boxers to Dakar Senegal for the boxing extravaganza but the Zimbabwe boxing federation is making frantic efforts to secure funding for more boxers to make the important trip to west Africa.
With just over two weeks to go before the continental boxing tourney, Zimbabwe Boxing Federation National technical director, Steve Masiyambumbi says getting boxers that qualify for the Olympics would place Zimbabwean boxing on the global map.
“We are hoping that if we can at least get a boxer to qualify for the Olympics it is something that will do us a world of good in terms of exposure. We are a country which produces good boxers and the tournament in Senegal will present us with an opportunity of showcasing what we have as a country in terms of our boxing,” said Masiyambumbi.
Zimbabwe boasts of a rich history of having produced top boxers such as Proud Kilimanjaro Chinembiri, Langton Schoolboy Tinago, Alfonso Zvenyika and Charles Manyuchi.
As the country yearns for more top boxers the Africa Olympic qualifiers will present the country with an opportunity of challenging for a place among the world’s best.