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NEW ERA | Wednesday, February 7 2018 Pique could face punishment for celebration Page 22 Fistball league kicks-off this weekend Page 23 SPORT New horizons… Leading boxing promoter Nestor Tobias wants to expand his operations into Zimbabwe. Photos: Nampa/ Africa’s ‘Don King’ Tobias eyes Zim boxing …making SADC connections Prominent Namibian boxing promoter Nestor ‘Sunshine’ Tobias, who last weekend was in Zimbabwe, has expressed a keen interest to bring his own promotion to the country. Tobias, of the MTC Nestor Sunshine Boxing Promotions in Windhoek, is regarded as the ‘Don Harare where he watched the justended New Dawn boxing show in the company of Zambian promoter Christopher Malunga of Oriental Quarries Boxing Promotions (OQBP). Also in attendance was Charles Manyuchi’s coach from the Zambian stable, Mike Zulu. There are also indications that OQBP, who on August 26, 2006 put up a tournament in which the darling of Zimbabwean boxing featured crowd, could also bring a new bill. The Namibian, who enjoys great telecommunications giant Mobile Telecommunications Ltd (MTC), has under his Sunshine Boxing Promotions banner produced multiple world champions who include Paulus ‘The Hitman’ Moses and Paulus ‘The Rock’ Ambunda. appreciation on the ground of what Zimbabwean boxing is like. We have had a number of your boxers coming down to Windhoek perhaps now is the time to also bring their Namibian counterparts to Harare to reciprocate the boxing camaraderie that exists between our sister nations,’’ Tobias told The Saturday Herald. “It is a known fact that in the past, your country was regarded as a boxing giant and back then you managed to produce continental champions like the legendary Proud ‘Kilimanjaro’ Chinembiri. ‘’But it is also fact that the sport of boxing in Zimbabwe has taken a long sleep and it is people like me, Kalakoda and Oriental Quarries who can awaken it from it from with the talent that you have in abundance here, it will not take a lot of time to place boxing back on its rightful slot as the country’s second most popular sport.” A good number of local boxers have travelled to Namibia for Manyuchi and Ishmael Takudzwa Kuchocha, the rest have performed dismally. They have blamed fatigue from the long road travel and biased - /607 ‘HE WAS GOING THROUGH A MIDLIFE CRISIS’ PRE-OWNED CARS LOOKING FOR AN OWNER WHO DOES NOT CRACK UNDER PRESSURE. OFFER VALID UNTIL 28 FEBRUARY 2018. TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY. Visit our Nedbank Branch, Call 061 295 2222 or go to Nedbank Namibia Limited Reg No 73/04561 Authorised financial services and registered credit provider

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New Era Newspaper Vol 22 No 167