In an interview with Metro, Mohale said: “We cannot risk our players and their family lives by letting the sport resume under these conditions. Boxing is entirely a contact sport which means it would be hard to control the issue of athletes touching each other as they box.” He said it will as well be difficult to observe social distancing as one of the measures considered for protection against Covid-19 when playing the sport.
Mohale agreed that Covid-19 hinders their planning as the newly elected LeBA executive committee because they have only had a chance to meet just once since being elected into office in February. The committee, he showed met just once and did not have time to plan other matters because immediately thereafter, the virus hit the African continent.
“Our first meeting was meant for handover by the interim committee members including Sebuisiso Keketsi and Lehlohonolo Sneiman handed over the office to the new committee and we were compelled to deal with those matters already on table going forward,” he said.
He said matters which were already on table included the selection of the national team to the All Africa Games, appointment of the team manager as well as selecting a team for the Region 5 Games which they all achieved.
“We managed to deal with all the above mentioned matters. We selected the All Africa games team and the team manager Lehlohonolo Sneiman, the Region 5 Games team and its team manager Rethabile Mohale and the main task of making a yearly plan,” he said.