Wednesday, 16 May 2007

SPORTS NEWS: TPDF bars boxers

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam

FIVE boxers have been refused permission by the Tanzania Peoples Defence Forces (TPDF) to travel with the national team for the African Boxing Championship slated for May 20 to 27 in Antananarivo, Madagascar. The boxers are soldiers in the TPDF.

Boxing Federation of Tanzania (BFT) Vice-President Chris Mutta said yesterday that the TPDF withdrew their five boxers from the national team which was camping in Mwanza before leaving for Madagascar via Nairobi.

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