By GODFREY DUBE –
GERMANY-bound boxers have promised not to disappoint the sponsors and the country at large as they represent the country in the World Boxing Championships starting on Friday.
Zambia will be represented by Nkumbu Silungwe and Mbachi Kaonga at the World Championship.
The two boxers are scheduled to leave the country today and will be accompanied by the coach Wisdom Mundenda and a Catman.
Light heavy weight Mbachi Kaonga said his target was to reach the finals of the championships and a medal will be a plus for him.
Kaonga said it was time for them to prove to the world that they are worthy being categorised among the best boxers in the world.
He said fighting world class boxers would not intimidate them but would use the experience they gained during the Africa Championship to achieve their dreams.
“We are going there to compete and not just passengers, it will be difficult but the coaches have done their part, we have to emulate what others have done when they represented the country in various competitions,” Kaonga said.
And Nkumbu Silungwe said they would not disappoint the country stating they will die a little to lift the Zambian flag high.
Silungwe said he was going to work hard to grab a medal at the tournament as he fights to achieve his dream of become a world class boxer.
“We thank all the sponsors that came on board to make sure we make the trip to the tournament. It will be difficult but we have to die a little to make the country proud. My dream is to become a world class boxer and this is a stepping stone for me,” Silungwe said.
The two boxers qualified for the World Championships after reaping medals at the recent Africa Boxing Championships that were held in Congo Brazzaville.
The two boxer and the two coaches leave the country today for Germany ahead of the tournaments that starts this Friday.