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Who will end Uganda’s boxing crisis?
Publish Date: Apr 27, 2013
Who will end Uganda’s boxing crisis?
Sam Lukanga(L) will battle Nyakana(R)
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Saturday Vision
 
By Swalley Kenyi
 
Today: UBF elections
 
Candidates for respective offices
President
G. Nyakana
S. Lukanga
First vice president
I. Kikungwe
P. Muwanguzi
Second vice president
P.Lihanda
Sam Rukundo
General secretary
D. Kyambadde
S. Barigo
Treasurer
J. Wasajja
Organising secretary
C. Kiiza
P. Ayasi
Ex-international 
D. Katende
S. Baluku
Women representatives 
M. Ssenyange
J. Nyanzi
 
The Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF) is set to usher in a new leadership today that experts believe will end the wrangles that have riddled the sport in the last seven years.
 
Unlike the previous assemblies that often ended in chaos, the assembly at the MTN Arena at Lugogo this morning is expected to institue a lasting solution acceptable to the respective factions.
 
Godfrey Nyakana, who will battle Lukanga Boxing Club chairman Sam Lukanga for UBF’s Presidency, pointed yesterday that: “I fancy my chances in the elections. I am looking at whoever is contesting as a family member and not as a contestant or opposition member.” 
 
Ben Ggulu Wasajja is likely to be unanimously elected as the federation’s treasurer as there is no one opposing him.
Former general secretary David Kyambadde will battle Sam Barigo, who served in the office before Nyakana’s regime was thrown out.
 
Both candidates campaigned for the same office before but Kyambadde bitterly withdrew when his supporters boycotted the exercise in 2011.
 
“The new constitution needs people with sufficient knowledge to understand it. If the fraternity needs a secretary to deliver them to the Promised Land, I am that person because I participated in the constitution making,” Kyambadde said yesterday.

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