African Boxing 2022: Why is Nigeria Not Participating – Ex International Boxer questions
His Excellency Our able Nigeria Boxing Federal (NBF) executives. We kindly request to know the reason our high performing team Nigerian boxers did not participate in this highly publicized African boxing event that are meant to benefit both the boxers and the Official. Mazi Okoronkwo questioned.
This came after Mazi Okoronkwo noticed that Nigeria was not among the states to participate in the boxing event where as
1. 🇩🇿 Algeria
2. 🇧🇼 Botswana
3. 🇧🇮 Burundi
4. 🇨🇲 Cameroon
5. 🇨🇻 Cape Verde
6. 🇨🇫 Central Africa.
7. 🇪🇬 Egypt
8. 🇬🇶 Equatorial Guinea.
10. 🇰🇪 Kenya
11. 🇲🇱 Mali
12. 🇲🇺 Mauritius
13. 🇲🇦 Morocco
14. 🇲🇿 Mozambique
15. 🇨🇩 RDC Congo
16. 🇸🇳 Senegal
17. 🇸🇨 Seychelles
18. 🇸🇱 Sierra Leone
19 🇸🇴 Somalia
20. 🇿🇦 South Africa
21. 🇸🇩 Sudan
22. 🇸🇿 Swaziland
23. 🇺🇬 Uganda
Where all involved.
Mazi Okoronkwo wrote in a direct message sent to Chrysora Media
I believe that one of ways to solve the issue of sponsorship of team Nigeria Boxers to International Boxing event under NBF project is to honestly seek help from some of our powerful ex international Boxers from Nigeria that have passion for development of team Nigeria Boxers. (They should know the better way to solve this problem)
Because there is money in Nigerian system but i don’t understand the reasons for this complaint of lack of Money to sponsor boxers.
It is wrong for Nigerian Government especially from the Ministry of Sports to expect members of Nigeria Boxing Federation to bring their personal money to sponsor boxing after spending huge money to win board election.
The question I am tempted to asked is whether other Government offices occupied by individuals after spending private money to win election are run also by private money of those who won election?
If the answer is yes then there is no need to invest in Federation board election.
Instead interested persons should rather spend that money to sponsor team Nigeria in at least one international boxing outing for charity.
It will be well appreciated by our young children and officials
It is a shame for a whole Federal Fovernment of Nigeria to depend on private men money to run national affairs.
The only mistake is that NBF members could not summon courage to expose the truth to us on time about Africa boxing event.
I was told by some of NBF members that Team Nigeria must participate but now i can’t believe what i am reading from the media that Team Nigeria did not go.
God bless from Mazi Ikechukwu Okoronkwo