BARELY a month after being elected Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF) president, Kenneth Gimugu is relishing the prospect of Uganda having a shot at the Commonwealth Games
By Samson Opus
BARELY a month after being elected Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF) president, Kenneth Gimugu is relishing the prospect of Uganda having a shot at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland next year.
The Kalangala District magistrate who comes after over six years of administrative wrangles in the sport yesterday said Ugandan boxers have a potential of shinning again.
According to Gimugu, the UBF executive have already drawn up a work plan that will ensure the national team-the Bombers is in place for the Glasgow Games.
Gimugu, who beat Kyadondo South MP Issa Kikungwe to take the top post, said the national novices and inter-mediate championships will be held in November and December respectively. That will be followed by the National Open is January.
“Our target is to have the Bombers squad by January so that we go for the April 2014 World Junior Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. That will be our first international test,” he said.
Gimugu said, he had already held talks with all the former warring parties to ensure that there is harmony in the sport.
As for the usual problem of lack of funding, Gimugu said, “We don’t want to begin begging before we have something on the ground. For the moment the usual good friends are helping us.”
Boxers eye Glasgow Commonwealth games