The Tanzanian national boxing team is gearing up for the upcoming Zone 3 Championships, which will take place in Dar es Salaam from April 18-22.
The team was selected after rigorous trials held at their training camp in JKT Mgulani.
The team consists of 22 boxers, including 16 men and 6 women, who will represent Tanzania in the zonal tournament.
Among the selected boxers is Commonwealth Games light-heavyweight bronze medallist Yusuf Changalawe, who is expected to bring his experience and skills to the team.
Notably absent from the team is light-middleweight Kassim Mbundkiwe, who won a bronze medal in Birmingham. The reason for his omission has not been given, leaving many boxing enthusiasts wondering about the decision.
However, Tanzania’s two representatives in the World Championships in India, minimumweight Rahma Maganga and lightweight Beatrice Ambrose, are among the six women in the team, highlighting the team’s depth and talent.
Six countries, including Kenya, DRC, Somalia, Cameroon, DRC, Burundi, and Equatorial Guinea, have confirmed their participation in the zonal tournament.
The tournament will be used as a build-up for major championships and to give some promising upcoming boxers and coaches a chance to show their potential.
The team will continue training at JKT Mgulani, which has all the facilities they need to prepare for the tournament.
The coaches and technical committee members have also been named, and they are expected to work tirelessly with the boxers to ensure that they are in top form for the tournament.
Tanzania’s national boxing team is poised to compete against some of the best boxers in the region in the upcoming Zone 3 Championships.
With experienced boxers like Yusuf Changalawe and promising newcomers like Rahma Maganga and Beatrice Ambrose, the team is confident of putting up a strong performance and bringing glory to Tanzania.
Minimumweight: Karim Juma
Flyweight: Yohana Kenneth
Bantamweight: Abdallah Salum
Featherweight: Hassan Waziri
Lightweight: Rashid Mrema
Light-welter: Alex Isendi and Mohammed Swalahe
Welterweight: Atanus Ndiganya
Light-middle: Joseph Philip and David Chanzi
Middleweight: Joshua Shadrack and Alphonce Abel
Light-heavy: Yusuf Changalawe and Nizza Abdalahamani
Cruiserweight: Jofrey Peter
Super heavy: Alex Sitta
Minimumweight: Rahma Maganga
Light-flyweight: Mariam Richard
Flyweight: Shakila Abdalah
Bantamweight: Aisha Iddi and Leila Yazidu
Lightweight: Beatrice Ambrose
Michael Changarawe (Mwanza)
Robert Suluhu (Dar es Salaam)