The president of the African Federation of Arab Boxing (FABA), Eric Ella over an interview in Cameroon TV said the Arab boxing to be held in Russia would definitely change the face of Africa through sports, economically and socially.
He said the focal point of Arab boxing for Africa will improve African athletes and will also promote the cordial relationship between the Arab world and Journalists from Africa.
President Eric Ella says his expectation of Africa in this gala is enormous as there are sporting, political, economic, social and cultural expectations.
“The African Arab Boxing Federation (F.A.B.A) with all these African representatives we have only one objective which is to bring back as many belts as possible. The situation has changed with us; we used to compete for the extras but now we are very ambitious to win more titles, which will make us the best in the world.
He said he is very certain that Africa will be able to win more than 100 belts out of the 244 face-offs.
Talking on the political front president Eric Ella called on sports ministers and parliamentarians from different African countries to be present in Russia and make sure they use the opportunity to help bring more goodies for their countries.
“We will bring as many sports ministers as possible from different African countries. It is by invitation and everything will be taken care of by the Federation Internationale de Boxe Arabe (F.I.B.A.). We will also bring African parliamentarians to discuss with Russian parliamentarians. ”
The president of the F.A.B.A clarified that the F.I.B.A intends to see African businessmen in this gala for an exchange with those of other continents.
“We’re going to bring in the African businessmen who could partner up and get funding. It is a gala that could change the face of Africa through the African Arab Boxing Federation (FABA). Especially if all goes well with the help of the International Federation which mobilized many Russian businessmen and Arabs with the sponsorship of Russian President Vladimir Putin. As well as the support of the Russian parliament, which made available their Olympic village in Moscow for use for this Arab gala.”
At the same time, he assured the Africans that all the conditions are in place so that all aspects, all areas they have targeted, can achieve the assigned objectives.
Eric Ella confirmed that there will be an African fashion show in Russia which will symbolize the ancient African civilization.
“In Africa, Arab boxing is very young, in a year we have affiliated 51 countries out of 53. Our second step will be to properly structure the national federations but also to maximize communication, training through internships and increase the number of licensees within two or three years “he concluded.
He said sport cultivates love and brotherhood, it is also part of the peoples of the world and the games will start from April 21 to May 1, 2021 in Moscow, Russia.
By Austin Thomas