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Calls for BSA's Ravele to quit

By Bongani Magasela | 2014-08-12 10:02:24.0

TRAINERS and managers in the Eastern Cape have called for Boxing SA chair Ntambi Ravele to go, a source said yesterday.

The meeting where the recommendation was made took place on Sunday at the Mdantsane Indoor Sports Centre.

Chairperson of the Eastern Cape and national trainers and managers structure, Thembisile Mjele, said any person on the BSA board who says tournaments must be cancelled because purse monies are deposited late should also quit.

The rule forcing promoters to deposit purse monies within 30 days or 14 days of tournaments was introduced in 2002. Two weeks ago the board enforced the rule and cancelled the fifth leg of the Premier Boxing League. It went ahead after an 11th-hour court battle.

Said Mjele: "Promoters get sponsorship from government, which happens to deposit purse monies late. Instead of BSA assisting those promoters, they cancel tournaments."

Ravele said: "We have not received any correspondence from that structure, so we will wait until we get one and then respond."