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Bombers' Olympics squad named

By Samson Opus

Added 4th February 2016 06:18 PM

The team that will be handled by veteran coach Hassan Mulindi enters residential training at Lugogo on Friday.

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Boxing middleweight Yusuf Babu (r) takes on Solomon Geko. PHOTO: Samson Opus

The team that will be handled by veteran coach Hassan Mulindi enters residential training at Lugogo on Friday.

Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF) has named a squad of 31 boxers to prepare for the Africa Olympic qualifiers due in Younde, Cameroon next month.

The team that will be handled by veteran coach Hassan Mulindi enters residential training at Lugogo on Friday.

Mulindi who replaces Dick Katende will be assisted by Vincent  Byarugaba as he takes on the mantle on March 9-20.

The team that was picked during the National Open last week includes seven women boxers.

The team involves Sweden-based All Africa Games bronze medalist Kennedy Katende and former professional Sula Segawa (lightweight) and new flyweight sensation Ronald Kayita.

Conspicuously missing on the squad is Commonwealth flyweight bronze medalist Fazil Juma Kaggwa.

The squad includes Muhammad Kassim, Umar Mutebi, Muhammad Lwanga (l/fly), Ronal gayita, Marvin Omondi and Allan Sserwanga (flyweight).

Others are bantamweights Rogers Semitala, Yasin Adinand, Nasir Bashir and Atanus Mugerwa,

Also in are Sula Segawa, Wasswa Ssali and Hassan Abdu (lightweight), Shadir Musa Kimera, Tony Mukiibi, Baker Nsubuga (light welter).

In welterweight are David Ochan, Muzamil Katende, Richard Semujju while Yusuf Babu, Solomon Geko and Reagan Ssimbwa.

Kennedy Katende , Abdu Njego and Denis Mulindwa are in light heavyweight category while Emmanuel Kyambadde, Adam Nsereko, David Haiti and WillyKyakonye will tussle it out for a place in heavyweight category.

Mike Sekabembe and Paul Kayondo face off in the super heavyweight category.

The women boxers are Moureen Ajambo and Grace Amulen (flyweight), Winnie asio and Lydia Nantale (lightwelter), Hellen baleke, Dianah Turyanabo and Resty Nalunga (middleweight).

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