Malawian boxer Anisha Bashir wins Commonwealth title

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Malawian boxer Anisha Bashir on Friday night won the Commonwealth Lightweight Championship title after beating Britain’s Samantha Smith.

The 10-round fight took place in the United Kingdom.

Anisha Bashir

Bashir (C): happy with the title

Bashir expressed her delight at winning the title saying: “It feels great to win the title and the bout.”
Meanwhile, President Peter Mutharika and The First Lady have congratulated the 21-year-old Bashir for winning the Commonwealth Belt.

Mutharika said Bashir’s triumph has shined a light on Malawians’ spirit of hardwork, resilience and determination in their various undertakings.

He then encouraged other athletes to follow Bashir’s example.

“It is my wish that all sporting disciplines will emulate the boxing fraternity which is producing good results both at regional and global contests.

“Once again, well done Anisha, we are all proud of you!!,” said Mutharika in a statement posted on Malawi Government Facebook Page.

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  1. This is great!
    We need more people like him to put our country on the map, just the same as Malawi netball team,they are doing very great internationally.
    Nb.but our national football team is a problem, even at club level is a big problem.
    I wish the malawians who call themselves millionaires can start investing in soccer teams as well established e.g in South Africa there is Mamelodi sundowns this club is one of the top teams in South Africa and it is owned by Patrice Motsepe who also sponsor second division league.which is a good thing to do to your country.

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