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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