By MOSES CHIMFWEMBE –
ZAMBIA Under-20 boxing coach, Maybin Gunduzani has resigned from his position.
Gunduzani, who confirmed his resignation yesterday, said he had decided to relinquish his position because of lack of support from his fellow coaches.
He said since his appointment early last year, he had not received adequate support from various coaches at club level regarding the welfare of the under-20 national eam.
“It’s unfortunate that my fellow coaches have not been supportive of me because a number of them did not welcome my appointment. So I feel I should pave way for someone else to take over,” he said.
Gunduzani said he would now concentrate on drilling the Zambia Police Service outfit, Nkwazi.
“I had double sessions with Nkwazi boxers in readiness for the national championship slated for the show grounds but sadly, I have to tell you friends that with immediate effect, I have decided to resign as under-20 national boxing coach.
“I would like to thank all those who supported me and those who did not. Big thanks go to the Zambia Boxing Federation (ZBF) for having given me the opportunity to drill the team,” he said.
But ZBF president Thomas Chileshe said the boxing body was not aware of Gunduzani’s decision to quit his position.
Chileshe, however, said the ZBF technical committee would move in to address the matter in accordance with the federation’s constitution.
“All I know is that he (Gunduzani) is preparing his team for the under-20 national team selection tournament next week and the news of his resignation is shocking for me because he has not quarrelled with anybody.
“Apart from that, we have not been furnished with a resignation letter from him and so we feel he is still coach,” he said.
Gunduzani was appointed under-20 in 2013 after Kennedy Kanyanta was elevated to the senior national team.