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Ugandan boxer Akora vanishes in US

By Vision Reporter

Added 4th November 2007 03:00 AM

NATIONAL boxing team member Edward Akora went missing shortly after the World Boxing Championships ended here at the weekend. The incident comes after team captain and lightweight pugilist Sharif Bogere and flyweight Phillip Adyak vanished from the Bombers camp last month.

NATIONAL boxing team member Edward Akora went missing shortly after the World Boxing Championships ended here at the weekend. The incident comes after team captain and lightweight pugilist Sharif Bogere and flyweight Phillip Adyak vanished from the Bombers camp last month.

By James Mayanja
in Chicago
NATIONAL boxing team member Edward Akora went missing shortly after the World Boxing Championships ended here at the weekend. The incident comes after team captain and lightweight pugilist Sharif Bogere and flyweight Phillip Adyak vanished from the Bombers camp last month.

But team doctor-cum-manager Ntege Ssengendo, tried to put on a brave face following Akora’s move.

“It is too early to say Akora has disappeared,” Ntege said.
Akora and his featherweight colleague Isaac Muwendo had been attached to Twin Cities club in Chicago.

After a series of training session conducted by head of the club Scott Tolzmanns, Muwendo scored highly while Akora failed to make the grade and was dropped.

Later, the boxer disappeared.
Earlier on, Adyak called team coach Musa Kent shortly after vanishing and said he was in Canada.

The UPDF soldier apologised for his act and added that he was going to look after himself by doing jobs referred to in Kampala as kyeyo.

Uganda, back at the World championship after a 20-year lapse, entered five boxers including the US-based Andrew Nyakana (bantam).

Muwendo and Nyakana suffered an early exit at the event, used as the first qualifier for the next year’s Olympic Games in Beijing.

Ugandan boxer Akora vanishes in US

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