The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) Boxing Championship (Bora Cup) came to a close today after three days of intense matches between different KDF Formations, Bases and Units at the Ulinzi Sports Complex.
Speaking during the closing ceremony, Lang’ata Garrison Commander Brigadier Isaako Jardesa, on behalf of the CDF General Robert Kibochi, applauded the sportsmen for displaying a high sense of discipline and professionalism throughout the matches. He also highlighted the contribution of Boxing to KDF saying it’s a pillar of combating training and inculcates the warrior spirit in a soldier.
Brigadier Jaldesa, expressed his gratitude to the Boxing Federation of Kenya (BFK) for their partnership and support throughout the championship.
He further recognised KDF female boxers who are representing Kenya and who have kept it’s flag flying high in the International scenes.
Silver medallists Lance Corporal Victor Odhiambo and Senior Private Samuel Njau managed to sail through to the finals to clinch victory in the wether weight and feather weight categories respectively. Corporal Onyango who was recently ranked 45th internationally, emerged victorious after thrashing Lance Corporal Frederick Ramogi.
Senior Private Murimi emerged as the most promising boxer throughout the championship while his counterpart Senior Private Samuel Njau emerged as the best boxer.
Additionally, Nairobi Garrison did not disappoint it’s fans after dominating the matches all through to the finals, as they beat the rest of the teams to take the championship’s cup, garnering 21 points overall. Following closely was the Engineers Brigade with 15 points and thirdly Kenya Navy Mtongwe who garnered 7 points.
Present during the ceremony was Chairman Defence Forces Boxing Association (DEFABA), Colonel Lawrence Ntoyai, Vice Chair DEFABA, Colonel Paul Mungori, President of the Boxing Federation of Kenya (BFK) Anthony Otieno Ombok, Senior Officers, Officers and Service Personnel.