The boxers had threatened to abandon camp at Lugogo for lack of facilitation
Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF) patron Godfrey Nyakana has said that the national team -the Bombers finally have confirmation that they will compete at the Africa Championship in Congo-Brazzaville later this month.
The National Council of Sports (NCS) has promised UBF six air tickets as Uganda plans to take a full team of boxers and four officials. Nyakana said that they will unveil a sponsor for the team on Wednesday.
The boxers had threatened to abandon camp at Lugogo for lack of facilitation from UBF while the federation was also uncertain of transporting the team to the championship.
Following the complaints from the boxers, National Council of Sports (NCS) general secretary Nicholas Muramagi has reminded UBF that the team will not leave the country for Brazzaville unless government is sure of their players' comfort.
"We (NCS) have played our part. They (UBF) assured us that they are capable of meeting other requirements. I'm surprised the boxers are complaining about poor conditions in camp. In line with our guidelines, we shall not flag off such a team for international competition," Muramagi said.
But on Monday, Nyakana said that they have secured sponsorship that will allow them facilitate at least eight boxers and four officials for the championships.
"We have been offering basic requirements in camp. But that is not stressing us anymore. We are going to unveil our sponsor on Wednesday," Nyakana said.
UBF has named a full team of the Bombers that is expected to depart for the championship on May 25.
Bombers Squad: Joshua Kiiza (light fly), Juma Miro (fly), Geoffrey Kakeeto, Marvin Sali (bantam), Ssali Waswa (lightweight), Musa Shadir (lightwalter), Muzamil Kakande (walter), Yusufu Babu (middle weight), Reagan Simbwa (light heavy), Shafic Kiwanuka (heavy weight), David Ayit (super heavy).