Gaborone — Botswana Boxing Association (BoBA) has announced nominees for the 2018 Debswana Boxing Awards which will take place at Fairgrounds Holdings on Saturday.
Each category has three nominees, with young fly-weight boxer Mohamed Rajab of Mafika club set to compete for the prestigious boxer of the year award with Prisons' light-weight boxer Mmoloki Thipe and BMC's bantam-weight pugilist George Molwantwa.
The female boxer of the year award is contested by Keamogetse Kenosi of Diamond Trading Company Botswana (DTCB) against Gorata Morwe of Ghanzi club and Aratwa Kasemang of University of Botswana.
The junior male boxer award nominees are Brian Galelemogwe of Lotsane Senior Secondary School, Tshephang Kapinga of Tsholofelo club and Treasure Moremi of DTCB, while the junior female award contest is between Lone Selelo, Tshephaone Wowanga of Maun and Onkgopotse Jane of Ghanzi.
In the coach of the year category, Lechedzani Luza of Tsholofelo battles it out with veteran trainer Dinners Sikele of BMC and Phuthego Sakhu of Ghanzi club.
Nominees for judge of the year are Immortal Kgosiyang, Godfrey Kablay and Gaolefufa Othamile, while those for administrator of the year are France Mabiletsa of Tsholofelo and Marx Nthusang of DTCB. Nominees for the affiliate of the year are Eastern Military Garrison, Tsholofelo Boxing Club and BMC Boxing Club.
Speaking during the launch of the awards, BoBA president Dr Thato Patlakwe highlighted that the awards recognised and rewarded boxers, officials and clubs' impressive performance during the year. BoBA public relations officer Taolo Tlouetsile said tickets for the awards were available for purchase at the association's office at the National Stadium. He said a single ticket costs P300.
The awards have been sponsored to the tune of P250 000 by Debswana Diamond Company.
Source : BOPA