In honour of its newly crowned IBO/IBF World Champion, the MTC Nestor Sunshine and Boxing Academy took to the streets on Tuesday through the spine of City of Windhoek during a lunch time parade to display its wares of silver and the champion “Blue Machine” Indongo to the boxing-crazy Windhoek audience.
A procession of vehicles made up of supporters and well-wishers was on hand to congratulate the academy’s newest crown in a chest full of jewels, as it passed through the busy highway of Katutura Central all the way to the central business district of Windhoek – during the heavy traffic-laden lunch hour.
Since establishing the academy, at the turn of the century, acclaimed trainer and promoter Nestor Tobias has through his academy produced three world champions in a space of 10 years, making it the most accomplished boxing stable in the country.
Featuring in the procession were Namibia’s top boxers: Paulus “The Hitman” Moses, Paulus “The Rock” Ambunda, Immanuel “Prince” Naindjala, Lukas “Desert Storm” Sakaria, and many others. The IBO and IBF world champion in the company of Nestor Tobias and his trainers could not hide his excitement, as they paraded down the street of Windhoek and presented his title to his fans and all boxing lovers.
MTC is the principal sponsors of the MTC Nestor Sunshine Academy since 2012, with a sponsorship value of N$3.5 million annually.
Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer at MTC, Tim Ekandjo, said “it was no fluke when this academy was nominated as the best promotor on the continent. As a sponsor, I can assure you that this is exactly the kind of return that any corporate for that matter will want to invest in sport. MTC is indeed proud to be associated with the academy and we wish them well in the future, as they continue to keep our flag flying high.”
Stable head, Tobias, also shared his gratitude to MTC, “We can only thank our main sponsor MTC and the fans for the support we have enjoyed from all stakeholders over the years. We will therefore continue to promote the sport in the interest of the boys and the country and produce more world champions.”