The Malawi Boxing Association (Maba) has said it requires K500 000 (about $1 000) to hold elections next month.
The International Boxing Association (Aiba) refuses to recognise Maba until it elects new leaders who had roles in professional boxing in the past five years.
“We have consented to Aiba’s demand and we are now finalising a programme for fresh elections. Our budget is at K500 000. We are trying to fundraise, failing which, we will use part of the K1 million subvention provided by Sports Council,” Maba president Henry Sakala said in a brief to The Nation on Wednesday.
Sakala said they are eager to hold the elections soonest to allow the sport to be active again.
“We could not hold the annual inter-regional and national boxing championships. We were supposed to have the national finals in December and the regional finals in November, but all that failed to happen. We need to get back on track. Those interested to contest should come forward and make their stand known. The condition is clear that only officials involved in professional boxing in the past five years will be eligible,” said Sakala.