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It’s Gold For Teba

By Vision Reporter

Added 24th March 2004 03:00 AM

SADAT Tebazalwa crowned his Olympic qualification by winning a gold medal at the Africa Boxing Championship on Monday.

By James Bakama
and Samson Opus

SADAT Tebazalwa crowned his Olympic qualification by winning a gold medal at the Africa Boxing Championship on Monday.
Tebazalwa outwitted Michael Medor of Mauritius in the final on Monday to take the welterweight title on a night that also had another Ugandan, Sam Rukundo, settling for silver.
The two earned places on what is now a five-man Ugandan team to Athens, by making the final.
It could not have been a better final for Scorpion boxing club fighter Tebazalwa, who had earlier failed to secure an Athens slot at qualifiers in Nigeria and Morocco.
Lightweight Rukundo was defeated by Zambia’s Ellis Chibuye.
Only one Ugandan boxer light heavyweight Tony Sekabira finished without a medal. Flyweight Martin Mubiru secured a bronze.
Africa’s quota of 60 boxers for Athens was in Botswana filled by the final 18 qualifiers.
Michael Ezra, sponsor of Uganda’s boxing Olympic campaign, was among the Ugandans thrilled by his country’s performance in Gaborone’s Ditshupo hall.
“I just can’t believe what’s happening. I wish Uganda’s national anthem is also played in Athens,” said the tycoon.
Ezra also showed appreciation for a job well done by coach Dick Katende with an increase in the tactician’s monthly stipend from sh 0.7m to sh1m yesterday.
“Coaches are usually forgotten yet they are very crucial if a team is to succeed,” said the sponsor.
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It’s Gold For Teba

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