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Kyobe, Nkobeza out of bombers squad set for Cameroon

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Jonathan Kyobe and Yusuf Nkobeza dropped from fresh Africa Elite Men’s and Women’s Championships set for Yaounde, Cameroon.

In the tournament that will run from July 25 to August 6, Uganda has named a team of 17 boxers , 11 men and six women with five internationals.

Among the other home based boxers is light-welterweight southpaw Joshua Takamuhebwa, silver medallist Ukasha Matovu now fighting at welterweight, light-heavyweight Idriss Mukiibi, super-heavyweight Solomon Geko and female welterweight Emily Nakalema.

The other 12 boxers will all be making their international debuts with the exciting name being 18-year-old City High School student Mulungi Kassim of East Coast Boxing Club.

The remaining debutant on the squad are Flying weight Joseph Kalema, lightweight Ssali Wasswa, light-middleweight Muzamir Semmud, middleweight Ronald Okello, cruiserweight Lawrence Kayiwa and super-heavyweight James Baraka.

On the Women’s side, the debutants are light-flyweight Grace Nakinga, bantamweight Naddia Najjeme, featherweight Sharua Ndagire, lightweight Zahara Nandawula and light-welter Erina Namutebi.

The Coaches to lead the team are Twaib Mayanja and Ramadan Seguya.

Ahead of the competition, President of Uganda Boxing Federation, Moses Muhangi said he is very impressed with the young guns performances in the Champions League;

“So we find it imperative to expose as many boxers as possible instead of concentrating on a particular boxer, when he or she is not available you’re stuck as a nation.” he said

Uganda finished joint 15th in last year’s Africa Championships with two bronze medals.

Winning the title is our target next season – Shaka Wilber

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