Uganda is yet to qualify any boxer for next year’s Olympics games to be held in Brazil however Uganda boxing federation has invited all stakeholders in boxing next week to brain storm on how Uganda can have a full team of boxers in the Olympics.
“We are remaining with only one qualification tournament that will be held in Cameroon so we need to brainstorm before we foot into it. It is a shame for a country like Uganda that had its pride in boxing and up to now we are yet to qualify any boxer so something need to be done,” said UBF publicity secretary Fred Kavuma.
Uganda has been part of qualifier for Brazil Olympics like in All African games and world championships held in Qatar but no Uganda boxer has managed to qualify.
The last time Uganda had a boxer in Olympics was 2008 in Beijing – China as Ronald Sserugo and Atanans Mugerwa represented the card and almost went on wildcard since by then wrangles had surrounded the amateur boxing federation and it could organize nothing since it wasn’t being recognized by AIBA. After AIBA against started to recognize boxing again there was a sign of hope for the game but it is yet to be realized.
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A full team in boxing consists of ten boxers and Uganda boxing federation will need to facilitate more than ten boxers for Cameroon trip something they hope to look into before the tournament.