One of the best trainers renown for unearthing raw talent Mzamo “ Chief” Njekanye has joined Golden Gloves Promotion. Njekanye is renowned for his sterling work to develop boxing talent in the Eastern Cape specifically in Duncan Village known as the home of former GGP-promoted world champion Mbulelo Botile.
His passion of working with youngsters saw him produce Xolisani “ Nomeva” Ndongeni and followed that up with another boxing gem in Azinga Fuzile who is taking local boxing by storm. Both boxers left to join other well known stables after brief appearances in GGP shows when they were still with Njekanye.
Now GGP boss Rodney Berman has decided to reward Njekanye by letting him produce the boxing talent for the promotion. “We are excited about Chief because he is one of the best trainers to unearth talent,” Berman says.
The partnership between Berman and Njekanye promises to unleash a boxing bloom in the Eastern Cape reminiscent of the former’s relations with the province when the likes of Welcome Ncita, Vuyani Bungu and Botile were produced.
“To work directly with a world class promoter like Mr Berman will let me concentrate on doing what I do best and that is to unearth talent,” Njekanye says.
“Finally I will see the fruit of my labour as my products will go directly to GGP and ultimately to the world scene.”