The Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF) president Moses Muhangi has expressed gratitude towards the Government for funding the National Boxing team, the Bombers’ residential camp.
The government through the National Council of Sports (NCS) and Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) promised to fund the National Boxing team’s activities ahead of the Tokyo 2020 qualifiers with a sum of Shs. 500M.
During a press conference held on Wednesday 22nd, 2020 at the UBF offices Lugogo, Muhangi said the federation will continue with the activities that are set to start with a residential training camp in Luzira as they wait for the funds to be reflected on their accounts.
For the first time ever, the Government has come out to support our preparations 100 percent. We had primarily budgeted for Shs 650M but Shs 500M has been promised.
It is yet to be reflected on the federation accounts but we are hoping it gets us along the way as the camp starts immediately.
We are behind schedule with the training but we have to train. We thank NCS and Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) for the positive response.
The Bombers team under the captaincy of Shadir Musa ‘Bwogi’ has started residential training (camp) in Luzira ahead of the Africa Olympic qualifiers in Dakar Senegal.
Muhangi also confirmed that all the boxers are ready for the qualifiers.
All boxers have their documents ready that is National Identifications and Passports apart from Bwambale Alex the Swedish based heavy weight boxer.
The 13 boxers who qualified from the national open trials are joined by the 13 finalists as training partners in a residential camp that will last for 25 days.
The team has 8 coaches and one team doctor under Zebra ‘Mando’ Ssenyange the team manager.
Bombers team in camp
Qualified boxers – Men
Disan Mubiru (Flyweight)
Isaac Masembe (Featherweight)
Yasin Adinan (Lightweight)
Musa Shadir Bwogi (Captain) – Welterweight
David Semujju (Middle Weight)
Joshua Male (Light Heavyweight)
Alex Bwambale (Heavyweight)
Solomon Geko (Super Heavyweight
Catherine Nanziri (Flyweight)
Suzan Akello (Featherweight)
Rebecca Amongin (Lightweight)
Milly Nakalema (Welterweight)
Dorren Nasali (Middleweight)
Spiring partners – Men
Muhamad Lwanga (Fly Weight)
Jonah Masembe (Feather Weight)
Joshua Tukamuhebwa (Light Weight)
Stanley Mugerwa (Welter Weight)
Yusuf Nkobeza (Middle Weight)
Edris Mukibi (Light Heavy Weight)
Emma Kyambadde (Heavy Weight)
Hudson Muhumuza (Super Heavy)
Teddy Nakimuli (Fly Weight)
Jalia Nali (Feather Weight)
Sarah Laker (Light Weight)
Lydia Nantale (Welter Weight)
Hellen Baleke (Middle Weight)
Manager: Zebra “Mando” Ssenyange
Doctor: Christopher Mbowa
Coach: Mercy Mukankusi
Coach: Patrick Lihanda
Coach: Samuel Kabugo
Coach: Tonny Sekabira
Coach: Dan Kasole
Coach: Twaib Mayanja
Coach: Lawernce Kalyango
Coach: Mariam Namirembe