Mutharika gets boxing belt, asks Malawi boxers to turn professional

Malawian President Peter Mutharika on Tuesday received  an honorary boxing belt from World Boxing Council (WBC)  in Lilongwe to become the second leader in Africa after Nelson Mandela to receive the belt.

Mutharika gets the honourary boxing belt
Mutharika gets the honourary boxing belt
Mutharika welcoming at Kamuzu Palace Houcine Houichi who is Vice President of World Boxing Council (WBC) and President of Africa Boxing Union (ABU).
Mutharika welcoming at Kamuzu Palace,  Houcine Houichi  Vice President of World Boxing Council (WBC) and President of Africa Boxing Union (ABU).

Speaking when he held an audience at Kamuzu Palace with Houcine Houichi who is Vice President of World Boxing Council (WBC) and President of Africa Boxing Union (ABU), the Malawi leader said he was “greatly honoured” to receive the honourary belt.

Mutharika pointed out that sports disciplines of all kinds play a crucial role in facilitating economic and social growth, improve public health, and bring different communities together.

Houichi and his entourage are in the country to attend Africa Boxing Union Convention which is taking place in Lilongwe this week.

“I know sport and physical education play an important role at the individual, community, national and global levels. For the individual, sport enhances one’s personal abilities, general health and
self-knowledge.

“On the national level, sport and physical education contribute to economic and social growth, improve public health, and bring different communities together. While on the global level, if
used consistently, sport and physical education can have a long-lasting positive impact on development, public health, peace and the environment,” said the President.

He added: “The control over one’s body experienced while practicing sport is particularly valuable for girls and women, for people with a disability, for those living in conflict areas and for people
recovering from trauma.”

President Mutharika further called upon sports authorities in the country to work tirelessly to turn boxing into a professional sport.

He singled out Malawi’s celebrated icon, Isaac Chilemba, as one person who every young boxer in the country should emulate.

The Malawi leader promised the sports fraternity that his government will create a conducive environment for sports excellence by constructing high-class infrastructure and building capacity across the board.

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Zilani
Zilani
5 years ago

Honorary wake ndiye ali upside down. Mandela was a boxer not a fan of boxing.

APM? Never heard of him watching boxing. His brother even rebuffed Chilemba.

How absurd can honorary pieces be sometimes.

Shasha M. Gulugunya
Shasha M. Gulugunya
5 years ago

Mr man lets meet in the box ring. I want that belt. I will finish you off. dare me now.

bololo
bololo
5 years ago

angamenye munthu awa ngati kamawagwetsa kamtengo, izi azikwanitsa?

Ze Roberto
Ze Roberto
5 years ago

So funny!

Kalowa Kayaza
Kalowa Kayaza
5 years ago

Iwe yabwanya ufuna akhale president wa boxing nanga akamuthyola ujeni chibwano muziti wayamba nkhanza?

paul
paul
5 years ago

APM depreciation of kwacha has started by Standard bank, this bank is anti-DPP and Pro MCP, please lets build DPP and get deal with the Anti-DPP campaigners

Lexxxie
Lexxxie
5 years ago

The Champ is hereeee

Prescott Tambuli
5 years ago

The Malawi leader promised the sports fraternity that his government will create conducive environment for sports excellence by constructing high class infrastructure and building capacity across the board, my foot. Mr Ibu have you forgotten that it was DPP that promised to build an indoor court for our national netball team. From that time up to now what has happened? Do not count on Bingu Stadium that was facilitated by Joyce Banda to be built in Lilongwe.

Hard Drive Mwandira
Hard Drive Mwandira
5 years ago

Give him a machete too to signify that he is a professional gangster.

yabwanya
yabwanya
5 years ago

iinu koma zimenezo. ofunika mukhale President wa Boxing osati wadziko.

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