African Olympic Qualification Event marked by signing of HeadsUp Charter between AIBA and Cameroon Boxing Federation

March 20th, 2016 / IBA

On the final day of the African Olympic Qualification tournament held in Yaoundé, Cameroon, AIBA squarely underlined its commitment to developing boxing in Africa with the signing of the HeadsUp Charter by AIBA President Dr Wu and the Cameroon Boxing Federation President Mr Bertrand Mendouga, in the presence of the President of the African Boxing Confederation, Mr Kelani Bayor.

Through this initiative, AIBA will support projects aimed at promoting the long-term growth of boxing in Cameroon, offering a real pathway and new opportunities for the boxers, coaches, officials and medical staff to get the most out of their careers.

The HeadsUp Charter has already been formally adopted by the African Boxing  Confederation in order to to provide stable futures for all its athletes, allowing Africa to benefit from the expertise and full support of AIBA and develop the immense potential of this great continent.

The meeting ended with the exchange of traditional handcraft items given by Mr Mendouga to Dr Wu, AIBA Executive Director Karim Bouzidi and Mr Bayor made from wood and bronze and featuring the national symbol of Cameroon, the lion.

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