SPORTS COUNCIL FREEZES SWABA FUNDS

By | July 6, 2016

SPORTS COUNCIL FREEZES SWABA FUNDS

MBABANE – The Swaziland National Sports and Recreation Council (SNSRC) has frozen funds for the Swaziland Boxing Association (SWABA) following the association’s failure to provide minutes for their Annual General Meeting (AGM).
SWABA’s Secretary Celani Malaza said his association was unable to do anything at present as they had tried three times to stage the AGM without success. He pointed out that what caused the delay was the fact that this was an elective AGM, hence there was a requirement for them to send the nominations to the International Boxing Association (IBA) for approval.
“We have sent the names of those who want to stand for elections to the IBA. The challenge then is that we have to wait for a month for them to respond by giving us the go-ahead to stage the elections,” he said.
Malaza further pointed out that once they had staged the AGM, it would only be then that they would be in a position to furnish the Sports Council with the documents required.
“We met the teams two weeks ago and they filled the nomination forms. At this point, it is impossible for us to do anything until everything is completed, but we are hopeful that things will be sorted out soon,” he said. SNSRC Media Officer, Dumsani Ntiwane said associations know that they had to meet certain requirements before they could get any form of assistance from the council. He said boxing was one of the associations that had not met certain requirements.
“It is not only about the AGM, but we do also require quarterly reports, an account of activities, calendar of events, and so on.  We also encourage women participation in sport,” said Ntiwane.
He further stated that boxing had met most of these requirements and they knew what remained and that as soon as they submited that, SNSRC was ready to assist the association in any way possible.
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