A woman with boxing dreams

27 September 2021 | Sports

Jesse Jackson Kauraisa



Young Meriam Nghiyolwa – who has been in the game for quite some time – is still chasing her dream of becoming Namibia’s first female African and world boxing champion.

At just 21, the light flyweight has already faced a handful of fights and is improving her trade.

This weekend, she outsmarted Teya Ngeshea from Oshikango to win a bout at the MTC Salute Boxing Academy amateur tournament, which took place in Windhoek on Saturday.

“I am always determined to work hard in the gym in order to remain focus on my dreams of becoming a world and African champion.

“I would like to thank the MTC Salute Boxing Academy and my coach for believing in me.

“I want to continue doing what I love most and that is boxing - despite the difficult odds of not having opponents to fight against on several occasions,” she said.

Rare talent

Her coach, Samuel ‘Superman’ Kwedhi, said he was proud of the progress she has made.

“We at the gym are pleased with the kind of progress she makes and the amount of effort she puts in.

“Meriam is a very rare talent and one can only hope and wish the best for her.

“Being a female boxer in this country is difficult because you do not have the opponents,” he added.

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