Malawi Boxing Association (Maba) attempt to dissuade trainer Andy Muyaya from stepping down as national coach has ended in vain.
Following the development, Maba has accepted Muyaya’s resignation which the trainer made two weeks ago through the media.
“We received a verbal communication in other words an informal communication from Muyaya that he has resigned. While we think that this has to be formalised, we are equally so concerned because Muyaya has been an asset to us. He has been training quality boxers for us. He has been so reliable. It’s quite pathetic that we are losing him if he insists that he is going,” said Maba’s general secretary Elija Kamphinda Banda.
He said the association will struggle replacing Muyaya.
Muyaya said he was done with amateur boxing after opting to serve as a judge or referee at Malawi Professional Boxing Control Board (MPBCB).
“I am not returning to amateur boxing. As I said I don’t think the situation will change. Amateurs will continue lacking fights. Besides my welfare was also being compromised,” he said.