Tanzania national boxing team is expected to engage in off campus training in Dare s salaam under their Cuban coach Pimentel Hurtado early next month.
The training is aimed at polishing skills of the boxers ahead of the September’s All Africa Games in Maputo.
The Boxing Federation of Tanzania’s secretary general (BFT) Mashaga Makore said the non residential camp will be at the National Indoor Stadium.
The Cuban coach Hurtado has called all national team boxers to get prepared for the training sessions.
The coach said the final squad for Maputo will be selected through merit particularly for those who would work hard during the training.
Makore said the early preparations will help the coach to select a team which can win medals at the Games.
“We are very serious this time around we want to have a good team which can perform wonders in Mozambique,” he said
He said that the coach has told him that experience and discipline would be among the key factors in selection of boxers for the Maputo Games.
“The national team is very serious on discipline and experience and the coach said openly to select boxers who will exhibit the above mentioned qualities,” said Mashaga.
However, the BFT official bemoaned of lack of sponsorship for the team, as the federation has dry coffers to meet expenditures for basic essentials like water and first aid kits.
Makore said BFT has communicated to various private institutions and the Governmental in relation to assistance but with no response so far.
He could not disclose the budget for the training program.
“Though we will start camping, BFT has no money to buy essentials like water and medicine. We are just hoping that some one will come to our rescue,” said Makore.