NCS chairman promises boxing if UBF continues to perform

KCCA boxing club are the champions of the National Boxing Open that concluded at the MTN Arena Lugogo on Sunday. National Council of Sports (NCS) chairman Bosco Onyik handed over the main trophy to KCCA boxers and officials at the closure of the championships at Lugogo on Sunday with a promise to continue supporting boxing. KCCA BC gathered 30points ahead of Cobap 27points to win the elite or seniors category. The weeklong annual championship that also has the youth and juniors in both men women categories attracted close to 200 boxers from 30 boxing clubs. Lukanga BC gathered 14points to win the Youth category and push East Coast BC (8points) to second place. However, East Coast (9points) emerged champions in the Juniors boxing category with one point ahead of UPDF(8points).

Boxers converge for National Open at MTN Arena, Lugogo

National Boxing team coach Patrick Lihanda will be out to spot talent

Over 30 boxing clubs are gathered at the MTN Arena, Lugogo where they will participate in the annual National Open Boxing Championships starting on Monday.

Clubs are far as Busia and Sironko are among those expected to take part in the week-long competition that attracts over 100 boxers.

Head of pre-medical Dr. Christopher Mbowa said that the weigh-in that they are doing every test on the boxers to ensure that they are in good form to contest.

Their emphasis is to ensure that the boxers are healthy individually and cannot infect other boxers as they compete at the championship.

The clubs include Maj General Nyangweso boxing club from Busia that last featured in the tournament two years ago.

Other clubs include UPDF, Lukanga, KCCA, KBC, Cobap, East Coast, Police FC, Zana, Mbale, Sironko and Elgon Youth boxing clubs among others.

NCS chairman promises boxing if UBF continues to perform

KCCA boxing club are the champions of the National Boxing Open that concluded at the MTN Arena Lugogo on Sunday. National Council of Sports (NCS) chairman Bosco Onyik handed over the main trophy to KCCA boxers and officials at the closure of the championships at Lugogo on Sunday with a promise to continue supporting boxing. KCCA BC gathered 30points ahead of Cobap 27points to win the elite or seniors category. The weeklong annual championship that also has the youth and juniors in both men women categories attracted close to 200 boxers from 30 boxing clubs. Lukanga BC gathered 14points to win the Youth category and push East Coast BC (8points) to second place. However, East Coast (9points) emerged champions in the Juniors boxing category with one point ahead of UPDF(8points).

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.

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