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BSA plans to take new champs to big rings

By unknown | Jan 23, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Bongani Magasela

Bongani Magasela

Winners from the second edition of the Baby Champs last weekend are destined for greater heights.

"We want to make them better, bigger and sustainable," said Boxing SA's publicist Loyiso Mtya.

"We want to take them all over Africa. After that we, together with our brothers from other African states, will embark on a collective mission of sending African warriors to the world where they will represent our continent."

The winners last Friday night were: Gideon Buthelezi, Bongani Mahlangu, Bongani Mwelase, Marcel Japhta, David Mngcombolo, Tshepang Mohale and Sean Santana (all from Gauteng); Nikelo Diko, Yanga Petani, Luyanda Jako and Siyanda Mfundisi (Eastern Cape); Desmond Samuels, Vus'Umuzi Tyatyeka and Luyolo Katiya (Western Cape); Johnny Oliphant (Free State) and Khaphathe Mpambanyeni from Limpopo.

Mtya's plan of sending these champions to the rest of Africa could revive the moribund All Africa title.

BSA needs a big sponsorship to be able to execute its future plan for the champions in the Baby Champs development programme.

"We are grateful to provincial government and AfriSun, who made it possible for us to go all over the country with the Baby Champs.

"We also want to cater for the losers because they must not be lost in the system," said Mtya.

Some winners from last year's edition are in line for national championships, while others have already won international titles.


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