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Seven out of twenty pass tests

By James Bakama

Added 28th July 2016 01:54 PM

Only seven out of the 20 course participants passed the AIBA Star One course conducted by Briton Terry Edwards last December.

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UBF has been warned to raise the quality of its human resource if it is to secure international courses.

This follows a bad performance by the boxing body in a recent coaching course conducted by world boxing body AIBA.

Only seven out of the 20 course participants passed the AIBA Star One course conducted by Briton Terry Edwards last December.

Some of the coaches were illiterate and thus unable to follow the Briton’s English lessons.The course conducted at Lugogo was sponsored by
the Olympic Solidarity.

“The results were very disappointing. These are very bad results. It will be hard to secure an upgrading course for only seven people,” stated UOC president William Blick.

Blick called on the federation to next time carry out the necessary due diligence before endorsing course participants.

He promised a Two Star course next year and probably a Three Star thereafter.

Uganda currently has no Three Star coach. This is the top grade. Only coaches at this level are allowed at the ringside at major
competitions.

Dick Katende and Vincent Byarugaba are the only Ugandan coaches with two stars.

The Lugogo course followed failure of a Ugandan coach to officiate at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Katende travelled with the team but was not allowed at the ringside because of lack of qualifications.

Coaches who passed: Mango Mangeni (Busia Boxing Club), Sgt Tony Sekabira (UPDF), Mike Moses Kintu (Katwe), Samuel Kabugo (Kololo),
Patrick Lihanda (African Sport), Badrin Wamundu (Mbale), Lamson Lakony

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