Andson Kazembe hails SA exposure


Former Malawi national boxing coach Andson Kazembe says he has gained valuable experience working in South Africa gyms.

Kazembe said he would use the knowledge to benefit Malawians when he returns from South Africa.

“I have learnt a lot in terms of training and preparing boxers ahead of fights. I have also learnt about gym management,” he said.


Kazembe said he was currently sharing boxing notes with renowned South African trainer Nick Durandt and his son, Damien, saying the two have been of great assistance to him.

“They show me how they do gym work and we share lots of knowledge,” he said.

The well-known trainer, who relocated to South Africa five years ago, also said he had learnt a lot from Jodi Solomon.


“I am still learning from them, but the Durandts have added flavour. It has added variety, exposure and new knowledge,” he said.

In January, South Africa-based trainer Kazembe, donated some equipment to Blantyre Youth Centre gym valued at about K150,000.

The former Malawi national boxing coach, sourced two punching bags, two pairs of gloves and pads from Durandt.

Kazembe donated the items to BYC where he was operating most of the times.

“I still have fond memories of the gym because that is where most boxers of this generation emerged. I worked with several boxers at the gym such as Osgood Kayuni, Wilson Masamba and Chimwemwe Chiotcha,” he told this paper.

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