Over the years, Nigeria’s efforts to get back on the international boxing scene have been stalled due to rather expected circumstances.
However, the Nigerian Boxing Federation have begun plans to introduce a National Boxing League with priority given to female boxers considering their recent performance.
The pledge was made during the full council of the Nigeria Boxing Federation (NBF) which took place on Saturday in the Media Centre of the National Stadium in Abuja, with stakeholders in attendance who reviewed the previous year, the challenges, plans and aspirations of the federation.
The meeting which was presided by the President, Lieutenant General Kenneth Minimah, praised the special contribution of female boxers.
These earned a special commendation and plan to consolidate the feats in international championships. The commendation also reached the coaches and athletes who represented Nigeria at the African Youth Games in Algeria where six medals were won by the athletes.
Mr Omo-Agege presented the structure of the National Boxing League explaining that the male league would be the test case whereby the female sector of the league would be introduced later.
The full council appealed to corporate Nigeria and the Federal Government to re-intensify their funding to the sport stating that the Federation is in a better shape to bring bigger and better honours to the nation in international sport considering the quality of young talents spotted during the National Sports Festival.