CHIVHU - Charles Manyuchi's The Bees Boxing Club foundation has produced a very promising young boxer, Kudzanai Zhoya, who has been touted as the next big thing following his remarkable exploits in the ring this year.
The 18-year-old Zhoya claimed resounding victories in a number of matches against other equally competitive fighters.
In November, he won gold in the Light Weight category at the City Sports Centre in Harare.
Two weeks ago, the young boxer again displayed great boxing form and scooped silver in the Amateur Boxing Competition held in the capital.
Zhoya's coach Weston Chinoingira, who is also a member of the coaching staff at the Bees Boxing Club, called upon sponsors to support young talent at local level so that the country can produce more boxing heavyweights.
"We have a lot talent at our disposal but the issue of funding is hindering our progress. We need proper training facilities and many materials for us to be where we really need to be. Zhoya is doing wonders and we are proud of the work that is being done. We desperately need sponsors to develop this potential," said Chinoingira.
On his part, Zhoya said he was determined to work hard so that more people can begin to notice his capabilities.
"I am very proud of the victories I have so far claimed. I am winning and I want to keep on doing the best; winning more medals and representing Zimbabwe at any big stage on which I can set my feet.
"There are indeed challenges associated with shortage of the necessities needed for game but I am hopeful that the future holds something good for us as a club. All people who are successful did not start with everything they needed," said Zhoya.sport