UGANDA Olympic Committee president Maj. Gen. Francis Nyangweso has offered the new Uganda Amateur Boxing Federation executive a start up pack.
The former Bomberâ€™s captain (1958-1962), excited with the new boxing leadership, which he said will deliver boxing from the doldrums, handed over gloves, head gears, mouth guards and pads to the UABF president Roger Ddungu.
â€œThis is to show our support and it is just the beginning. Our office is open for any help and advice,â€ Nyangweso said, adding that he was seeing light at the end of the tunnel.
â€œEver since the class of the 1950-80s disappeared, we have been praying that someone wakes up the sleeping giant (boxing). I am happy Ddungu accepted to wake up the giant,â€ said the bronze medallist at the Perth Commonwealth Games in 1962.
Nyangweso advised the new executive to field boxers in international events for exposure. Ddungu promised to see to it that it will be achieved.
NCS general secretary Jasper Aligawesa advised the executive not to disappoint both the normalisation committee members and their electorate.
UOC offers UABF team gear