New Era (Windhoek)

15 April 2013

Namibia: Champion Boxers Thank Telecom Namibia

Windhoek — Namibia's newly crowned World Boxing Federation (WBF) super flyweight champion, Joseph 'Smokey' Hilongwa and International Boxing Federation (IBF) world youth super featherweight champion Albinus 'Danny-Boy' Felesianu on Friday paid Telecom Namibia's Managing Director, Frans Ndoroma, a courtesy visit to thank the company for its unwavering support for local boxers.

Hilongwa and Felesianu, who both won their respective titles early this month, heaped praise on Telecom Namibia for coming on board when they were in dire need of such assistance, emphasizing that with the continued financial backing from Telecom Namibia, boxing in Namibia will reach greater heights.

In his short speech, Ndoroma congratulated both boxers for their inspiring achievements and urged them to work harder and bring more titles home. Ndoroma advised Hilongwa, who also doubles as a boxing promoter, not to rest on his laurels but to work harder in identifying and grooming upcoming talent.

Ndoroma said that they as sponsors are proud to be associated with Hilongwa's stable - Warriors Boxing Promotions - and therefore expect good governance, accountability and transparency at all times.

"Over the years, Telecom Namibia has been part of the development and advancement of boxing and its continued involvement should therefore be seen within the context of exposing the youth to the international boxing arena. Boxing is one of the most important sports in which Namibia has proved to be a nation where champions are born. Government in partnership with the private sector should take hands and enhance boxing in the country," concluded Ndoroma.

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