Chesa Nyama will stir the memory of one of South African boxing’s favourite sons of the 1990′s at two venues this weekend with the next episode of their popular ‘Meat and Greet’ initiative.
The legendary Nika ‘The Sting’ Kumalo, a two-time world title fight contender, will be in the Jacaranda City on Friday, 6 December, at the Boom Street Chesa Nyama (Pretoria) from 10.30am until 15.30pm. This Chesa Nyama franchise is located at Carbonato Building, corner of Prinsloo and Boom Streets, in the CBD. The manager there is Marco and he can be contacted at 083 305 6338. During Kumalo’s so-journ there DJ Be-moe will provide musical entertainment.
On Saturday, 7 December, Kumalo, who held two SA titles (light welterweight, lightweight) during his 48-pro fight career, will be at the Diepsloot Chesa Nyama franchise from 10.30am until 15.30pm. This Chesa Nyama franchise, a Halaal outlet, is located at the Diepsloot Mall, Shop 29, corner of William Nicol Drive and Plum Street, Extension 7, Diepsloot. The managers there are Mr and Mrs Moosa and they can be contacted at 082 950 2610. The DJ Be-moe will provide musical entertainment there.
On both days (Friday and Saturday) Chesa Nyama have lined up a feast of ‘Nyamalicious’ treats to mark Kumalo’s visits.
The first 100 customers on each of the two days will be given FREE pap and wors. as well as T-shirts, which Kumalo will gladly autograph.
Last week, Chess Name kick started their ‘Meat and Greet’ initiative which gives their customers a chance to ‘Come Meet Your Favourite Legendary Boxer’ with Kallie Knoetze’s visit to the Chesa Nyama Carnival Mall store in Brakpan last Saturday.
Chesa Nyama CEO Stelio Nathanael was thrilled with the reception that his customers gave Knoetze and is confident that Kumalo will be royally received on Friday and Saturday.
“Although Kumalo is a Cape Town-born boxer, he has fought in many parts of Gauteng during his career and should therefore prove to be a popular visitor at our stores,” said Nathanael. “He’s been a model athlete and we can identify with the attributes he showed as one of the country’s best boxers in the 1990′s.”
World Sports Promotions boss Thinus Strydom was Kumalo’s promoter at the height of his career when he was the No 1 contender for the WBO world heavyweight crown.
“Kumalo was always a huge hit with the fans throughout the country and I’m sure many of the Chesa Nyama customers will be glad to meet him, just as they were thrilled to greet Kallie Knoetze last week,” said Strydom. “It is a wonderful initiative by Chesa Nyama to keep these memories alive. Kumalo just couldn’t make the breakthrough in his two world title bouts but he came close in his first attempt.”
In August 1984, Kumalo fought one of South Africa’s greatest boxers of all time, Brian Mitchell, for the South African super featherweight title, and lost on a TKO decision.
During his career, Kumalo also campaigned in various parts of the USA, Italy, Panama and Australia.