A local clothing brand sponsors boxing star

A Mdantsane based clothing brand has committed to sponsoring local boxing champion Yanga “Showtime” Sigqibo. Duish Corner recently announced Sigqibo as their ambassador. The clothing brand is set to design Sigqibo’s boxing gear.

Duish Corner was launched on 24 September 2020 IN NU13 Mdantsane. Its founders are Nkosinathi Sikoti (38) and Bonke Monono (38), the two own a shop that offers 4 other clothing brands under Duish Corner that target different markets.

Sikoti and Monono say the collaboration with Yanga ‘Showtime’ Sigqibo was one that came organically, “it has been our intention to support local sport. He’s character aligned well with our brand”

The collaboration between the boxer and Duish Corner is a strategic and well-coordinated decision.Yanga was meant to be contending for the world bantamweight championship title in France on 13 March 2021, however, the fight has been called off due to Covid-19 technicalities. As a local and international level fighter the boxer will easily promote Duish Corner. The brand stands to gain much exposure internationally as Sigqibo will be fully adorned in Duish corner boxing attire. 

Duish Corner came about as a means to create opportunities for individuals locally.  The establishment also offers space in their store for start-up designers to showcase their clothing brands.  “We know that it is not easy to get premises to open up a store” said Sikoti who advocates for opening up the industry for the underdogs.

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