Contribution by Yamkela Sifingo (28/07/16)
Ncitha Magic Moments is on a mission to steer boxing development in Duncan Village, as they host a boxing tournament on Saturday 30 July 2016. The ring will be staged in an open space at the Hostels near Gompo Hall.
According to the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Ncitha Magic Moments Lungelo Mbaru, if the weather gets too cold or rainy the tournament will be held at a hall near Kusile Higher Primary School. However, Mbaru confidently confirmed that various clubs around Buffalo City Metro Municipality (BCMM) will partake in the tournament. He explained saying, “we are expecting clubs like Dimbaza Boxing Club, Thembisa Boxing Club, Mamali Boxing Club, Border Post, Amalinda Boxing Club, East Bank and Zakhele Boxing Club are amongst the expected list of clubs”.
The big names of the day were also revealed and mbuyekezoonline.com can now reveal that amongst the list of big guns there is, “Ngxozani, Mfazwe, Ndabeni, Nkathazo and Lwando,” said Mbaru. However he highlighted that the tournament is primarily focused on development and not big names, “the main aim is for kids to fight different opponents with different fighting styles so they can grow and develop fully. Now we are getting many opponents at senior level from Dimbaza. We are actually developing those big names”.
It was also brought to the fore during an interview with Mbuyekezoonline.com that family and local support is core to make these boxers believe that they will make it, “I want to urge parents to go out and support these kids because they are talented and could achieve great things in future.
You know the support of coaches is not important as that of the family, if they believe in you then you believe in yourself and visa-versa,” concluded “Mnywabe” (Lungile Mbaru) as he is hailed in the boxing fraternity.