BOXING: Bombers blame Tanzania boxing levels for second place finish

Uganda National Boxing team –the Bombers have blamed poor standards of officiation for their not winning their 2016 Bingwa wa Mabingwa boxing championship in Tanzania.

The Bombers coach Patrick Lihanda said Uganda would have won the championship but finished second overall because of biased refereeing and poor standards of officials in Tanzania. 

The competition concluded over the weekend with Uganda collecting six medals overall -one behind hosts and winners Tanzania.

As National Council of Sports General Secretary Nicholas Muramagi received the team back today advised the boxers to focus if they must continue to excel.

A total of six out seven boxers who represented Uganda returned with gold, silver and bronze medals they won from the championship.

Muzamir Kakande, Nasir Bashir and Reagan Ssimbwa are the boxers who won gold medals. Team captain Yusuf Babu and Nasir Bashir settled for silver while flyweight Geoffrey Kakeeto comes back with bronze medals.

National Council of Sports General Secretary Nicholas Muramagi received the team back and offered them lunch together. 

He also offered each of the seven boxers and officials allowances and told them to focus on greater heights in their respective careers.

BOXING: NCS to appreciate Bombers from Mabingwa Cup

National Council Sports hosts the national boxing team for a lunchon in Lugogo today to welcome the team back and appreciate their recent performance at the Bingwa wa Mabingwa championship in Dar es Salam.

Muzamir Kakande, Nasir Bashir and Reagan Ssimbwa are the boxers who won gold medals.

Team captain Yusuf Babu and Nasir Bashir settled for silver while flyweight Geoffrey Kakeeto comes back with bronze medals.

NCS sponsored the seven boxers who took part in the regional competition.

BOXING: Bombers fly high at Bingwa wa Mabingwa challenge

Uganda national boxing team -The Bombers are flying high at the Bingwa wa Mabingwa boxing championship that is concluding in Dar es Salam, Tanzania today Thursday).

By virtue of having qualified five boxers in the final of the competition Uganda is already guaranteed silver medals at the regional competition.

Middleweight Yusuf Babu, Lightweight Muzamir Kakande, Lightheavy weight, and Reagan Ssimbwa are in finals.

BOXING: Bombers secure six medals at Bingwa wa Mabingwa

Uganda has won three gold, two silver and one bronze medal to finish second to Tanzania at the Bingwa wa Mabingwa boxing championship in Dar es Salam, Tanzania.

Muzamir Kakande, Nasir Bashir and Reagan Ssimbwa are the boxers who won gold medals. Team captain Yusuf Babu and Nasir Bashir settled for silver while flyweight Geoffrey Kakeeto comes back with bronze medals.

Uganda Boxing Federation spokesman Fred Kavuma said that their performance was as a result of the boxing league that allows them keep boxers fit and improve talent regularly.

National Council of Sports fully sponsored the team of seven Bombers and two officials for the competitions. National Council of Sports general secretary Nicholas Muramagi will meet and congratulate the boxers at Lugogo on Monday.

 

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