The TOC Secretary-General, Filbert Bayi
The Tanzania Olympic Committee (TOC) President, Gulam Rashid, has counselled local boxing coaches to utilize skills they acquired for their recent course for the development of the sport in the country.
Rashid made the remarks on Wednesday when closing the nine-day preliminary amateur boxing coaching course held at the Filbert Bayi Secondary schools in Kibaha, Coast Region. The course was attended by 25 amateur boxing coaches from various regions countrywide.
They were trained by world boxing governing body, AIBA instructor, Josef Diouf from Senegal. “I believe you will use the knowledge acquired here for the promotion of boxing as well as keep in close contact with AIBA for more advanced courses,” said Rashid.
He also challenged them to work out a strategy that will see boxing regain its status as among the mainstay sport in the country and produce quality fighters who are capable of winning honours for the country in various continental and international competitions.
Earlier, TOC Secretary General, Filbert Bayi urged the boxing Federation of Tanzania (BFT) to start early preparations that will see the local boxers attain the qualifying standards for Summer London Olympic Games later this year.
The qualifying competition is lined up for Casablanca, Morocco in April, this year. The course was the first since AIBA reinstated BFT’s membership status. Tanzania membership in AIBA was suspended after the local boxers were allegedly involved in drug trafficking scandal in 2008 in Mauritius.
Source Tanzania Daily News