The Boxing Federation of Tanzania (BFT) has called for pugilists who form the national team to start off camp training for the 2012 Olympic Games to be staged in London.
BFT secretary general Makore Mashaga said in Dar es Salaam yesterday that the current national team boxers have been informed through their employers and clubs so that they can start preparations while coming from their residences.
He said initially the boxers were required to report for training on December 20 but due to unavoidable reasons they are now expected to report after Christmas holyday.
The training will be conducted in four different venues which are Ngome, Mgulani, Ukonga Prisons and Urafiki, Mabibo, according to Mashaga.
Mashaga said after training for 30 days, the boxers will compete in January to form a 20-man national team.
He said the formed national team will compete in the national championships that will involve all regional boxing teams.
The national championships will be held on 15 February in Dar es Salaam.
The boxing’s governing body will use the national championships to form a team that will represent the country in the African qualifying games to be held in Casablanca, Morocco.
Mashaga said only boxers that will qualify after the Morocco games, which will be staged from 27 April to May 6, will go to the 2012 Olympic Games.