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Bombers focus on trials

By Johnson Were

Added 23rd May 2019 07:53 PM

Fifteen women and 29 men remaining on the team that had 40 men and 20 women will battle out it for slots on the national teams.

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Ronald Gayita in red battles Muhammad Lwanga in blue during the national trials. PHOTO: Johnson Were

Fifteen women and 29 men remaining on the team that had 40 men and 20 women will battle out it for slots on the national teams.

The national boxing team trials continue on Sunday at Lugogo in a bid to select the final squad of eight men and five women who will form the national team for the All Africa games due in August in Rabat, Morocco.

Fifteen women and 29 men remaining on the team that had 40 men and 20 women will battle out it for slots on the national teams.

In the three trials held on Wednesday at Lugogo, Muhamad Lwanga beat Ronald Gayita in the 52kg flyweight category while Isaac Ssebuufu saw off Brian Ssekyejjwe in the 63kg Olympic weight.

In the other fights of the day, youngster Moses Kabuka beat Yasin Mugambwa in a referee stop contest (RSC) to improve his chances of making it to the squad.

After flooring Commonwealth bronze medalist Juma Miiro on Tuesday, the 19-year-old Kabuka also knocked out Ezra Ssali.

“I have won four trials. The one against champion Miiro has motivated me to crash whoever stands in my way,” Kabuka said.

“Last year, I was cheated with the excuse that I was below the Olympic age, but now i am 19- years-old, and I will have no mercy for any person who wants to jeopardize my dreams of being at the Olympics,” Kabuka added.

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