Three boxers that represented Uganda in the 2018 All Africa Games in Morocco will not be part of the national preparing for Tokyo 2020 continental Olympic qualifiers due next month in Senegal.
The three including Joshua Tukamuhebwa, Jalia Nali and Hellen Baleke were beaten in the last trial bouts on Sunday at the MTN Arena, Lugogo. Tukamuhebwa lost to Adinan Yasin in light weight (63kgs) who he beat last year to book a ticket to All Africa Games.
Baleke, who scooped Bronze medalist at the All Africa games lost to Nasali Doreen in the middle weight while Jalia, who was also on the Bombers team in Rabat, lost to impressive Akello Suzan in the feather weight category.
“I have been dreaming of representing my country and now I have the opportunity. I missed out to Morocco for All Africa Games last year but I continued to work hard. If I get a chance, I will do my best for my country to ensure that I qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympics,” noted Akello. Bombers captain Shadir Musa beat resilient Mugerwa Stanley in welterweight (69kgs) while Male Joshua stopped Mukiibi Idris in the second round of the light heavyweight.
Sweden-based Bwambale Alex defeated Kyambadde Emma in the heavyweight category while Geko Solomon defeated Muhumuza Hudson in the super heavyweight category. Muhumuza had come from professional boxing.
All Africa bronze medalist David Semujju beat Yusuf Nkobeza in the middle weight category as Masembe Isaac saw off Kyobe Jonah in the feather weight (57kgs). Mubiru Disan defeated Lwanga Muhammad in the Fly weight (52kgs) to complete the eight slots for boys.
Nanziri Catherine won the Fly weight category after beating Teddy Nakimuli, Amongin Rebecca defeated Laker Sarah in the light weight category while Nakalema Emilly defeated Nantale Lydia in the welterweight to complete the five girls on the team.
A total of 13 boxers; 8 men and 5 female were selected on the Bombers team expected to start on January 10th at either Kavuma recreational grounds or Prisons in Luzira where the team camped ahead of last year’s All Africa Games in Morocco.
The Bombers boxers
Mubiru Disan – Fly weight
Masembe Isaac – Feather weight
Adinan Yasin – Light weight
Shadir Musa (c) – welterweight
Semujju David – Middle weight
Male Joshua – L/heavyweight
Bwambale Alex – Heavyweight
Geko Solomon – super heavyweight
Nanziri Catherine – fly weight
Akello Suzan – Feather weight
Amongin Rebecca – Lightweight
Nakalema Milly – welterweight
Nasali Doreen – middle weight