Award winning musician King Tee Dee, who on Saturday unanimously defeated Project Never Walk Alone (PNWA) founder Tim Ekandjo during their exhibition catchweight fight, said the biggest winner on the night was the thousands of Namibian schoolgoing kids who are without shoes.
The PNWA initiative, which on Saturday saw King Tee Dee and Ekandjo squaring off at the Windhoek Country Club for a good cause, is aimed at raising funds to buy shoes for over 70 000 vulnerable and barefooted school children across the country.
Their fight lasted for four rounds and saw the two exchanging some great blows and providing the spectators with some exciting action in the middle of the ring.
After four grilling rounds of non-stop action, which saw a dominant King Tee Dee sending Ekandjo to the canvas on multiple occasions, the judges scored the bout in favour of the Namibian music legend.
Speaking during the post-fight interview, a jovial King Tee Dee refused to bask in his glory as he dedicated the win to all barefooted school children across the country, saying he and Ekandjo placed their lives and reputations on the line in order for the Namibian child to have a bright future.
“It was very easy! I only got one punch but he can tell you about my punches, I don’t think he will forget about my punches, jokingly said King Tee Dee.
“But the main thing here tonight was not about me winning, but making sure we all contribute to this very great cause of putting shoes on the feet of all vulnerable school kids in the country. We did our part and now more school shoes will be bought for kids. I hope the PNWA initiative continues with this great work of helping more of our underprivileged children. Tonight, the barefooted Namibian child was the winner,” he added.
On his part, Ekandjo said they did a great job in raising funds and creating more awareness around the plight of the Namibian schoolgoing child, saying although he did not win the fight, the main objective was achieved.
“Everything went right tonight; we had a sold-out venue and next week we will be able to buy those shoes. The only winner here is all the barefooted kids in Namibia. I would like to thank King Tee Dee and his team. This was not only about boxing but raising funds and we did a great job,” he said.