Bombers Thrashed At Doha World Boxing Championship


Uganda National Boxing team, the Bombers ended on a poor note after being eliminated at the ongoing Aiba World Boxing Championship in Doha, Qatar.


The team of three that had represented the Country in the last qualification stage of the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics, all fell out at the preliminary round.

At first, Light Fly weight (49 kgs) pugilist Fazil Juma Kaggwa was disqualified from the tournament due to overweight in the category.

This lowered the expectations of team performance since he is the 2014 Common Wealth games bronze medalist.

Team captain, Rodgers Ssemitala lost his bout to Padilla Bennet Segundo David from Ecuador on unanimous decision.

Then hopes remained in the Fly Weight UPDF experienced pugilist, Hassan Asuuni Abdul on lost to to Pakistan unseeded pugilist Kwon Chol Guk.

The team was sponsored by the President of Uganda, HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who unleashed close to Shs100m to cater for tickets, accommodation and a $ 2520 for each as upkeep.

The tournament started on 5th October 2015 and will run up to 15th of the same month.

Full team; Fazil Kaggwa Juma,

Rodgers Ssemitala,

Hassan Asuuni Abdul,

Head Coach; Dick Katende,

Team Manager- Fred Kavuma,

Ass. Team Manger- Assen Ninsiima.

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