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New amateur boxing coach

Arin Kumar
Friday, May 16, 2014

THE Boxing Commission of Fiji has confirmed they will soon appoint a Cuban as their new coach.

Boxing joins a long list of sports that have appointed overseas coaches to benefit from the Fiji Sports Commission's grant for coaches from overseas.

BCF director Malakai Veisamasama said a message on the short-listed coaches by Fiji Sports Commission and the BCF had been sent back to Cuba.

"As you may be aware government sent Minister for Youth and Sports, to Cuba almost one-an-half years ago, to look at the possibility of a boxing coach from there and before he returned, he signed an MOU between the two countries," he said.

"This is just a process of the agreement. To release the name of the selected coach from the short-list, could be premature at this stage, but I can confirm that the coach will be a Cuban."

"Amateur boxing is included in the list of sporting bodies, given the opportunity to benefit from a government funding through the Fiji Sports Commission, for an overseas coach.

"We jumped on the opportunity and are putting all the requirements, protocol and details in place before Cuba comes back to us on the coach's name and the date of his arrival.

"The three shortlisted have one time in their career, coached at Cuban National level for Regional and International level.

"Secondly, the three shortlisted have been part of the Cuban Boxing Academy and thirdly, the three were once Cuban national reps."








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