Uganda Boxing Accolades – giving Muhangi’s capitalism a human face


The Bombers could be one of the most successful sports team in the Ugandan sports history.

Indeed, history shows it is only Boxing and Athletics (In general) that the Ugandan Flag has always been assured of being flown high at the global Stage judging from level of success that has been realised in the respective disciplines.

For many years Boxing as a Sport has provided Uganda numerous accolades and medals and has rarely disapointed on global stage.

The first Ugandan and East African Boxing medal  was won in 1958 at the Cardiff City Commonwealth games in UK when Tom Kawere (the then Bombers’ Captain) defeated a Scottish opponent to win a Silver medal. That medal excited President Idi Amin Dada who ended up appointing Kawere as the national boxing coach in 1959.

Tom Kawere won Uganda’s and East African boxing medal | Courtesy photo

The Touchline Sports today brings you some of the accolades the Uganda Boxing team “Bombers ” has won at global stage.

Olympic Games:

1. Eridadi Mukwanga   Mexico City silver medal 1968

2. Leo Rwabwogo        Mexico City Bronze medal 1968

3. Leo Rwabwogo        Munich Silver medal 1972

4. Faisal Musante.      Munich Bronze medal 1972

5. John Mugabi Moscow  Silver medal 1980

Common wealth games:

1. Tom kawere.       silver medal Cardiff city 1958

2. George Oywello   Gold medal Perth city 1962

3. Peter Odhiambo.       Gold medal Perth city 1962

4. Francis Nyangweso  Bronze medal Perth city 1962

5. Kesi Odong               Silver medal Perth city 1962

6. Wandera               Bronze medal ,Perth city  1962

7. John Sentongo.       Bronze medal, Perth city  1962

8. Donciano Ochodomuge  Bronze medal, Perth city 1962

9. ALEX Odhiambo    Bronze medal, Kingston Jamaica 1966

10. Ben Ochan           Bronze medal, Kingston Jamaica 1966

11. Mathias Ouma.      Bronze medal ,Kingston Jamaica 1966

12.James Odwori      Gold medal, Edinburg city 1970

13. Muhammed Muruli  Gold medal, Edinburg city 1970

14.Ayub Kalule .            Gold medal, Christchurch city 1974

15. Mustaffa Wasajja    Silver medal, Christchurch city 1974

16. Victor Byarugaba.       Bronze medal, Christchurch city 1974

17. Ali Rojo                    Silver medal, Christchurch city 1974

18.Victor Byarugaba         Silver medal,  Brisbane city  1982

19. Godfrey Nyakana       Gold medal, Auckland city 1990

20. Justin Juuko              Gold medal, Auckland city 1990

21. Abdu Kaddu                Bronze medal, Auckland city 1990

22. Charles Matata .          Bronze medal, Auckland city 1990

23.Joseph Lubega .             silver medal, Manchester city 2002

24. Kayongo Muhammad    Silver medal, Manchester city 2002

25. Mubiru Martin             Bronze medal,  2006

26. Sekabembe Micheal         Bronze medal,  Scotland city 2014

27. Fazil Juma                     Bronze medal, Scotland city 2014

28. Miiro Juma.                    Bronze medal, Australia 2018

All Africa games:

1.  Mathias Ouma silver medal , Brazzaville  1965

2.  Ndababonye Bronze medal, Brazzaville  1965

3. Lihanda Patrick Gold medal, Nairobi city 1987

4. Kaddu Fred Gold medal, Nairobi city 1987

5. Kakooza John Gold medal  1989

6. Tebazalwa Abdu Gold medal , South Africa 1998

7.  Sunday Muhammad KIZITO Gold medal, South Africa 1998

8. Katende Kennedy Bronze medal  2016

9. Serugo Ronald Bronze medal 2016

10. Semujju David Kavuma Silver medal , Morrocco 2019

11. Masembe Isaac Silver medal, Morocco 2019

12. Baleke Helen Bronze medal, Morocco  2019

East Africa Regional Champions

1. 2018- UGANDA Bombers (Trophy Holders)

A good number of Uganda Boxers have gotten professional  deal in some of the Elite Boxing camps in the world.

Sharif Bogere, Justin Juuko, Willy Sengoba, John Baker Muwanga, Sula Ssegawa, Hudson Muhumuza  and many others have represented Uganda in the Pro Zone.

Kamardin Shero
Senior sports Editor at The Touchline Sports | Am down to earth person with a great heart of always wanting to assist where possible.

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