PSB approves Cuban coach for Pak boxers

LAHORE: The Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) has given approval to appoint a Cuban coach for the national boxers.

Coach Francisco Hernandes Roland, belonging to Cuba, will arrive in Pakistan next month.

Spokesman of Pakistan Boxing Federation told that the PSB contacted the Cuban coach for the preparations of the SAF Games, the Commonwealth Games and the Olympic Qualifiers and signed a contract with him after obtaining an NOC for signing agreement with the PSB.

The spokesman said that coach Francisco Hernandes Roland who is working as assistant coach with the Cuban team will come to Pakistan in the first week of September, just after the World Boxing Championship in Italy, and start training Pakistani boxers here.