Bombers enter residential training camp ahead of Africa Elite Championships


The Bombers team that includes 17 Boxers has entered a residential training camp ahead of the forthcoming Africa Elite Men’s and Women’s Boxing Championship in Yaounde, Cameroon.

With the tournament set to start on 25th July and climax on August 6th, the team got into the residential camp on Thursday, 13th July at Buloba Forest Park.

Ahead of the tournament had a chat with Bombers Head coach Twaib Mayanja who confirmed the boys’ high levels of fitness saying;

“We have started preparations for the forthcoming Africa Boxing Championship in Cameroon with all the 17 boxers( 11 boys and 6 girls)”

“All the boxers are in good conditions and we have already held great training sessions no injuries or sickness”.

“All the boxers have been taking part in the Boxing Champions league and so their fitness levels are top so the coaches will only have a task of polishing” he concluded

Players in camp;

Captain Joshua Tukamuhebwa, Welterweight Ukasha Matovu, light-heavyweight Idriss Mukiibi, super-heavyweight Solomon Geko and female welterweight Emily Nakalema.

Male debutants

Featherweight boxer Mulungi Kassim of East Coast Boxing Club has been minimumweight Joseph Kalema, lightweight Ssali Wasswa, light-middleweight Muzamir Semmud, middleweight Ronald Okello, cruiserweight Lawrence Kayiwa and super-heavyweight James Baraka.

Women debutants are light-flyweight Grace Nakinga, bantamweight Naddia Najjeme, featherweight Sharua Ndagire, lightweight Zahara Nandawula and light-welter Erina Namutebi., light-heavyweight Idriss Mukiibi, super-heavyweight Solomon Geko and female welterweight Emily Nakalema.

Bombers Captain Joshua Tukamuhebwa compliments that the coaches are happy;

“We are fit, all the coaches are happy and would like to enlighten that where are going, we are to perform well” he said

DR Congo, Tanzania, Comoros, Cameroon, Senegal, Egypt, Swaziland, Guinea, Morocco, Botswana, Congo Brazzaville, Mauritius, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Seychelles, Zimbabwe, Algeria, Malawi, Gabon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Angola, Guinea Bissau, Togo, Mali, Zambia, Cape Verde, Burkina Faso, South Africa and Uganda are the 35 countries have so far confirmed their participation in the $1,000,000 competition.

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