Uganda last participated in the championship in 2012 in South Africa.
"I am retiring from boxing to concentrate on my political career. My fight with Timothy Bradley will be my last."
The first sport to immediately benefit will be bodybuilding which has attracted a lot of enthusiasm from the locals
The 39-year-old bodybuilder won on his tenth attempt, beating six finalists in front of a cheering Lira crowd.
This year will see the qualifiers for the 2017 Afrobasket tournaments but there is a new twist involved.
Mbaata has been undergoing vigorous drills at Mbarara Mall training wing.
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