Gaborone — Botswana Boxing Association (BoBA) has appointed Gilbert Khunwane its new vice president.
Khunwane ascended the post at the ordinary general meeting (OGM) on February 9 as per the BoBA constitution.
The post fell vacant last year August following the suspension of the then vice president.
The association's president, Moses Patlakwe said through their disciplinary committee, due processes and procedures were followed to ensure a smooth and transparent disciplinary process.
He said a decision was taken to remove the vice president from his position and as a member of the executive after carefully considering recommendations from the disciplinary committee.
He said the meeting proposed and approved Khunwane as the organisation's vice president.
Patlakwe said Khunwane's contribution would help the association, especially that it was a busy year with international events and activities.
He also said the new vice president would be helpful to the international qualifiers, which he said, they needed to attend, compete and conquer.
Patlakwe encouraged officials and coaches to work in unison to ensure success and development of boxing in Botswana which depended on them as a committee and team.
Still at the ordinary general meeting, Patlakwe appealed to boxing clubs to prepare for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
He challenged club officials and coaches to ensure that boxers were consistent in their performance, locally and internationally.
Patlakwe indicated that the technical committee and the executive had came up with a robust preparation plan to be shared among coaches and officials as well as Botswana National Sport Commission and Botswana National Olympic Committee as important stakeholders.
<i>Source : BOPA</i>