One of the country’s female boxing pioneers, Agnes Mtimaukanena, is expected to attend a seminar for World Africa Boxing Association (Waba) ring side officials in Dubai.
Mtimaukanena is expected to leave the country on November 15 for the seminar which starts a day later before winding up on November 18.
“I am very excited as I know that I will learn a lot which in turn is going to help boxing in Malawi,” she said.
Mtimaukanena, who is also working as a Commercial Manager for Nepsounds Band, hailed the musical group for assisting her with accommodation, visa and seminar fees, and a return air ticket costing K700,000.
The 29 year-old pugilist, who also won the World Boxing Forum Welterweight Title in 2012, was appointed Waba official early this year. However, she is allowed to fight for other belts but she cannot fight for a Waba title while she is in Malawi where she is regarded as the commissioner.
According to information sourced from Waba, Dubai will host top rated ring officials Seminar for Boxing, Kickboxing, MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) and Muaythai.
“It would be certified by the USA based Association of Professional Boxing Commission (APBC). The training seminar will be coordinated by Waba and Ringside Gym Global and expected to bring over hundreds of participants from the Middle East, Africa, Europe and Asia,” Waba’s Director of Human Resources Management Irene Joseph Magebo stated in a statement.
Waba’s president Alfred Mcbride Ngowi said the seminar will impart crucial knowledge required for most participants saying they will have ample opportunity to gain in all four disciplines of Boxing, MMA, Kickboxing and Muaythai.