Boxing: Ombok elected Africa Zone Three President

Boxing Federation of Kenya President Anthony 'Jamal' Ombok. [The Standard ]

The Boxing Federation of Kenya President Anthony ‘Jamal’ Ombok is the new Africa Zone Three Boxing President.

Ombok beat Congo Brazzaville Boxing Association President Nkodia Kynd Gaetan 6-5 votes in a closely contested race pitting Anglophone and Francophone-speaking nations in elections done virtually.

Francophone-speaking nations had rallied behind Gaetan in the first round of voting for the vote to tie 5-5.

It was decided in the second round by the President of Burundi Boxing Association Eric Ndayesimiye who is also a director of Africa Boxing Confederation (AFBC) board after intense lobbying.

“It is a great honor to be elected as the President of Africa Zone 3 by boxing leaders from the zone. It is indeed a vote of confidence in my leadership and the work am doing together with my team in Kenya”, Ombok told Standard Sports in a statement.

BFK Communication Director Duncan Kuria said, “We had lobbied intensely to win the slot that now puts Kenya in a pivotal position in the administration of boxing in the continent”.

Kuria thanked Ndayesimiye for a job well done that ensured Kenya won the seat.

Ombok replaces the incumbent AFBC President Betrand Mendunga of Cameroon.