African Boxing Confederation re-elects Nigeria’s Omo-Agege as 1st Vice President

Azania Omo-Agege, the Interim President of the Nigerian Boxing Association, has been re-elected as the 1st vice president of the Africa Boxing Confederation, (AFBC).

The election which was held in Adis Ababa, Ethiopia also witnessed the emergence of Mr Berhanu Eyassu Wossen, from Ethiopia as the new President of the Boxing Confederation.

Omo- Agege had been acting as the interim president of the Africa Boxing body after the IBA ethics commission suspended it’s former president, Bertrand Mendouga of Cameroon this year.

IBA President, Umar Kremlev while addressing the audience, urged the African delegates to unite, while calling on the National federations to support the sports financially.

“We are here today to unite all of Africa and I am happy to see a united team. To take our business to the next level, we need more events where athletes can have the opportunity to win money. I see a lot of countries in Africa that need our support and we have been extremely supportive with them.”

“National federations should be more active in asking for financial support. Today I would like you to elect your new president so that one of the candidates can begin the immense work that awaits us at AFBC for the future of boxing on the continent,” said President Kremlev.

Newly elected AFBC President Eyassu Wossen promised to give more financial support for the continent: “I promise to find financial support for our continent. Let’s think about our future together because we must be united.”

“This is the dawn of a new era of unprecedented success in African boxing and I want to radically change the face of boxing on our continent,” the president of the Ethiopian Boxing Federation had stated.

Meanwhile, Omo-Agege thanked the Nigerian Government for the opportunity given to him while assuring that his re-election is a blessing to the country as Nigerian boxers will benefit from his position as the 1st vice president the African boxing body.

“Let me thank my Minister, Nigerian Minister of Sports, Senator John Owan Enoh for the supports accorded me in my effort to contest in this election. You may wish to know that if he had been against my contesting in the election I would not have been able to make it. So, for this, I say a very big THANK YOU to my Minister,” he concluded.

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