NBF announces new Board

NBF announces new board: The Namibia Boxing Federation (NBF) on Friday announced its new interim board for amateur boxing. The board members were selected at a meeting held at A Shipena Secondary School in Windhoek at the beginning of this month.


During the meeting, NBF President Kelly Nghixulifwa and the federation’s Secretary-General, Joseph Kaperu stepped down from their positions.

Benjamin Rebang was elected as the board’s Interim President, deputised by Jeremia Ndjembo.

The new Secretary-General is Memory Manasse, while the Treasurer is Kenneth Mua-tara, deputised by Vilho Shikeva.

Josua Toivo is the board’s Public Relations Officer, with Lysias Hangula elected as his deputy.

The interim board will be in office until 30 November 2016 when an Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held. Nghixulifwa served as the president of the federation from June 1993.

Speaking at a media conference in the capital on Friday, Nghixulifwa said he will lend his support to the new board and he is happy that they found people who are capable of taking amateur boxing to another level.

“For the past 22 years that we were in charge, we developed a lot of contacts and we are going to use all that knowledge to help the new board settle in.

The current board stepped down but due to AIBA standards not being met, we could not select a permanent board. We resolved to put in place an interim team to run the affairs,” he said. Nghixulifwa added that the previous board did not meet the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) standards of hold-ing regular meetings and therefore was not allowed to appoint new members. Rabang said the previous board made the right decision to hand over power to the new team and they will do everything they can to keep Namibian ama-teur boxing on the map.


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