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Badilisha Lugha KISWAHILI

Prisons boxer excels

24th August 2009

Tanzania Prisons amateur boxer Nasser Mafuru has been voted as the most outstanding at the end of the national championship held in Dar es Salaam on Saturday.

National head boxing coach Cuban Geovanis Hurtado, made the announcement at the ed of the event which he used to scout talents as well.

The Boxing Federation of Tanzania’s (BFT) vice-president Michael Changarawe said Mafuru deserved the credit after a brilliant show during the week-log tourney.

Other boxers who also won the heart of the newly appointed boxing coach include Ngome’s Denis Martine and Nowelia Akwiriri from Police boxing team. A total of 35 boxers have been selected to form the national team.

Results of the boxing finals are as follows:

Hassan Abdalah beat Said Pume in light flyweight, Sunday Elias defeated Doni Mligwa in flyweight, Leeroy John beat Michael Patrick in bantam weight,

Revocatus Shomari outclassed Denis Martine in featherweight.

Nasser Mafuru walked over Said Mundi, Kudra Issa beat Godfrey James in light welterweight. Selemani Kidunda was declared winner over Gurushadi Rashid in the welterweight bout that was stopped by referee for safety considerations.

Leonard Machichi knocked out Laurent Mahundi in the middleweight bout, Abdul Shaaban knocked out Lenatus Mpandangazi in heavyweight, Nuru Ibrahim also knocked out Haruna Swanga as Bahati Patson beat Junior Kimaro by points.

Meanwhile, Dar es Salaam based Ngome boxing club topped medal haul standings at the end of the championships. The Club collected five gold, three silver and two bronze in the event that attracted 155 amateur boxers.

In a related development BFT has postponed the annual general assembly to next month. The body’s president Juan Minja said the postponement was due to shortage of funds.

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