The wait for the Olympic games seems to be over as the start dates have drawn closer with football coming up a day earlier before the official opening ceremony on the 23rd July 2021.
Ahead of the much-anticipated games, the bombers have received some motivating news of Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF) president Moses Muhangi staking up a pledge for every successful milestone at the games.
Muhangi has pledged cash for any medals members of the team can pick up at the Tokyo 2020 games.
The cash ranges from Five million Uganda shillings for any gold medal won, three Million for Silver while two million will be for the bronze. The technical and coaching staff have also been promised an equal share of 2.5 Millions Uganda Shillings for each member for any medal won.
Furthermore, a million will be awarded to the first Ugandan to win a bout at the Olympics.
The boxing events are scheduled to start on the 24th July.
Muhangi believes that the pledges are meant to gear up the motivation levels of the team as they didn’t get enough time to prepare for the games.
“The pledges will motivate the boxers and coaches given that they didn’t have adequate preparations as was desired by UBF,” he said.
The bombers team is led by captain Shadir Musa who will represent the country in the welterweight category. Kavuma David Ssemujju will participate in the middleweight category, while Catherine Nanziri will the first lady to represent Uganda in boxing at the Olympics.
The team will be under coach Patrick Lihanda and Mulandi.