Malawi Boxing Association elections postponed
Malawi Boxing Association (Maba) has swallowed its pride and postponed the elective general assembly which was set for Kamuzu Institute for Sports tomorrow in Lilongwe.
Maba general secretary, Mbachichi Nyirenda, said postponing elections was ideal because there were indications that some of the delegates would not travel to vote.
This follows Malawi National Council of Sports recommendations that delegates and candidates should use their own money to cater for various expenses such as travel, accommodation and food.
“Delegates from Mzuzu and Blantyre have indicated that they do not have money to travel to Lilongwe. Chances of voter apathy are high if we hold the elections now. So the elections might not be a true reflection if others miss,” he said.
Nyirenda said they would discuss with Sports Council and Maba affiliates before setting up a new date to hold the polls.
“It is important that we should hold elections so that operations should continue. The latest situation is not conducive for the development of the sport,” he said.
International Boxing Association Amateur (Aiba) suspended Maba following allegations that some of its members were involved in professional boxing.
Following the suspension, Maba, last year, missed two events that could have helped amateurs gain international exposure.
Malawi’s amateurs missed the Region Five Games (formerly Zone VI Games) in Zimbabwe and they did not compete at the Africa Youth Championship in Botswana.
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