The Vice President of the Nigeria Boxing Federation (NBF), Azania Omo-Agege has been elected as a director of the African Boxing Confederation (AFBC).
He was elected alongside eight others as Directors of the AFBC to give adequate support to the President, Mr. Bertrand Mendouga from Cameroun.
Apart from Omo-Agege, other directors elected at the congress are Irene Ntelamo (BOT), Eric Ndayishimiye (Bur), Alpha Amadou Balde(Gui), Zoubida Wissam (Mor), Issoufo Abdou Mallam(Niger), Siyabulela Cecil Nkwalo (RSA), Anta Gueye (Sen) and Lukelo Anderson Willilo from Tanzania.
Present at the congress was the president of the International Boxing Association (IBA), Umar Kremlev, who instantly issued a certificate to the new directors.
Kremlev also donated 100 packs of boxing equipment to Omo-Agege.
Meanwhile, often referred to as the ‘reformer’ of Nigerian boxing, Omo-Agege promised to use his African position to bring more development to Nigeria’s boxing. This, he said, he will do by ensuring that Nigeria’s referee-judges and coaches attend international courses outside the country.