Sport
Bukenya confident of joining Bombers
Publish Date: Apr 15, 2014
Bukenya confident of joining Bombers
Bukenya (L) in training with his coach.
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Shafik Ssenoga

1st National trials

Youth (17-18yrs)

Light flyweight

B. Lwanga (Katwe) bt C. Busingye (Kavuma) 3-0

Bantamweight

G. Kakeeto (UPDF) bt C. Matovu (Police) 2-1

Lightweight

M. Mukiibi (Kololo) bt R. Mugisha (Police) 2-1

Middleweight

R. Ssimbwa (East Coast) bt E. Alloy (East Coast) 3-0

Elite men (19-40yrs)

Light flyweight

J. Kalema (COBAP) bt U. Mutebi (KCCA) 2-1

Flyweight

R. Semitala (Cobap) bt B. Wasswa (Kampala) TKO

M. Kassim (East Coast) bt G. Mubiru (Kololo) 3-0

Welterweight

N. Bukenya (UPDF) bt S. Wandera (Police) 3-0

Lightweight

B. Asiya (East coast) bt G. Aliga (Scorpion) 3-0

SEASONED boxer Nasser Bukenya is optimistic that that he can win a gold or silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this year if he is handed the chance to join the national team ‘The Bombers’. 

Bukenya made these remarks after beating fellow veteran Simon Wandera at the first national boxing trials at Lugogo on Saturday. 

Bukenya who was one of boxing’s leading lights four years ago, proved to be a handful as he kept his opponent on the back foot throughout the contest. 

Following the success, Bukenya claimed he still had a chance to join the national team.

“I am training really hard to see that coaches can include me on the team that will represent the country in Glasgow,” Bukenya stated.

Bukenya is one of the few Ugandan boxers who won gold at the East African Inter-Cities Boxing Championships held in Kampala in 2011.   

When contacted, Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF) publicity secretary Fred Kavuma revealed that; “It was a good start since the boxers have shown that they have been training hard.”

Kavuma added that the federation intends to have the best boxers joining the senior and U18 teams.

The second national trials will be held on Easter Monday at Aero beach, Entebbe.

The chosen boxers will represent Uganda at the Commonwealth Games and the Africa Youth Games in Botswana in May.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Isabirye
Musa Isabirye sprinted to a would-be national record of 10.33, though a broken wind gauge could not make it viable to become a new national record....
FUFA Junior League: Sunday football
SC Villa Jogoo host Nsambya at Villa Park today as the first round of the FUFA Junior League winds up....
Seals maintain tempo at swimming gala
Nuwa Senkebe shot the works and added four gold medals in the 50m breast stroke, 400m freestyle, 500m backstroke and 50m freestyle....
CHAN: Uganda advances to next round despite draw
Uganda has progressed to the next round of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) 2016 qualifiers despite a 1-1 draw against Tanzania in the second leg tie....
CHAN: Micho releases Cranes final squad to battle Tanzania
Uganda Cranes tactician has released the final squad to face the Taifa Star of Tanzania in the return leg of the first round of the CHAN qualifiers....
Seals continue to excel at invitation gala
Seals Swim Club's Mercedes Mwebeiha and Jeremy Ryant continued with their winning ways, bagging 3 gold each as the Seals Invitational Swimming Championship entered day-two....
Do you think Ugandan graduates are the worst in the region?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter