Malawi Boxing Association (Maba) has received coronavirus personal protective equipment from Women Leadership Programme and Sports for All.
The equipment that will be distributed to female boxers nationwide includes soap, face masks and hand sanitisers.
In an interview on Wednesday, Maba vice-president Francis Kadzakalowa said the donation will help to protect the boxers from the pandemic.
He then asked other organisations and individuals to emulate the gesture so that they should reach many boxers with the kits.
“We thank the programme for responding to our call for support that will be distributed to our female boxers. It is our wish that others will emulates the good gesture so that we should reach many boxers that we have across the country with the preventive kits,” said Kadzakalowa.
On his part, national female boxing coach Lucy Fumulani said the support will help boxers to stay safe as they continue with their individual training.
“We are happy that we have got the protective equipment. This is very good support that will motivate more girls to be involved in the sport,” she said.
Confirming the support, the programme’s team leader Ivy Chinangwa said their organisation aims at empowering women to take up leadership roles; hence, they feel it is vital to take good steps towards protecting the female boxers from contracting the disease.
She said Covid-19 is real and if steps are not being taken to control its spread many people will get the disease.
“We have a role to play towards protecting our athletes from contracting Covid-19 hence the donation. It is our wish to see that female boxers are healthy,” she said.