The Congress of African Boxing Confederation (AFBC) took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia today with Presidential elections as the key point of agenda. Mr. Berhanu Eyassu Wossen from Ethiopia was elected as new the AFBC President by acclamation, being the only candidate following a withdrawal from the other candidates. In total, there were 44 countries present at the Congress.
IBA President Umar Kremlev welcomed the delegates and called for unity. ‘We came here today to unite all Africa, and I am happy to see a close-knit team. In order to take our business to the next level, we need further events, where athletes can have the opportunity to earn money. I see a lot of countries in Africa that need our support, and in the past we have been extremely supportive of them. The National Federations need to be more active in applying for Financial Support. Today, I would like you to elect your new President, to allow one of the candidates to start the huge work ahead for the sake of the AFBC continent’s future,’ President Kremlev claimed.
The newly elected AFBC President Wossen promised greater support for the continent, saying ‘I promise to find financial support for our continent. Let’s think about our future together, as we need to be united.’