THE national boxing team, the Bombers, will step up gear for the World Championship by embarking on residential training in Kampala. The new plan comes after three weeks of non-residential training under national coach Musa Kent.
The new plan comes after three weeks of non-residential training under national coach Musa Kent.
Kent was also in charge of the team at the Africa Boxing Championships and All Africa Games held earlier on. Four boxers are preparing for the worldâ€™s top boxing event due October 18- November 3 in Chicago.
According to Uganda Amateur Boxing Federation public Relations officer Sande Musoke, they could only employ the services of one coach due to the financial constraints.
â€œWe are still looking for the sh29m to fly the team to the championships so we could not have a second coach,â€ Musoke said.
The team is set to depart on October 19 for the United States. The boxers in camp are Philip Adyak (fly), Ismail Muwendo (feather), Sharif Bogere (light weight) and Edward Akora (Light welter).
The Kampala group will be joined by America-based bantamweight pugilist Andrew Nyakana.
The top performers in Chicago will qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Dr. Ntege Ssengendo will lead Chicago-bound team.
World Championship squad begin residential training