Boxer Chimwemwe Chiotcha is stranded in Lilongwe after Intersport International Promotions, promoters of his African Boxing Union (ABU) middleweight fight failed to send him air tickets to fly to Uganda.
Chiotcha and Alick Mwenda were supposed to fly out to Kampala, Uganda on Saturday for a fight with a Ugandan opponent, Medi Sebyala, on February 28
In an interview on Saturday, a visibly worried Chiotcha said he is yet to get communication from the promoters and also ABU vice-chairperson Lonzoe Zimba.
“We have had no word from Intersport or ABU. It is a worrisome development. Very unprofessional. We are completely stranded. Even my bosses do not know what is happening,” said Chiotcha.
In a telephone interview from Mchinji, Zimba said he is yet to be communicated to by Intersport on the air tickets.
Chitocha said there is no flight to Uganda in the next three days, which means the only alternative for Chiotcha is to go by bus.
“If we travel by road, that means we will be in Uganda on the day the fight is supposed to take place. It means I will not be in a condition to fight well. We are really in a bad situation,” said Chiotcha.
Chiotcha’s fight was going to headline major bouts lined up for the night. Edward Kakembo will face Raymond Ssentongo in Ugandan national Super Bantamweight title, Badru Lusambya and Saidi Yazidu will meet in a super welterweight encounter while Juma Waiswa will face Patrick Atuhairwe in a non-title fight.