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Kasana wins national schools boxing title

By Silvano Kibuuka

Added 2nd April 2019 04:19 PM

The event attracted 400 boys and 80 girls, the biggest number of participants ever since the revamping of schools boxing two years ago.

Kasana wins national schools boxing title

Pupils of Kasana SSS celebrate winning the 2019 boxing championships. PHOTOS: Silvano Kibuuka

The event attracted 400 boys and 80 girls, the biggest number of participants ever since the revamping of schools boxing two years ago.

The best 10 performers 
 
Boys - School:             Points
Kasana SSS                       44
Nsangi SSS                        43
Bweyogerere SSS               42
Citizen High School             39
Kampala High                     38
Kololo SSS                         34
Kampala High                     29
Global Skills                       28
Clive College                       22
Bombo Army                       15
 
Girls - School
Kasana SSS                       31
Kololo High                         29
Muyenga High                     13
St. Margaret Makerere          07
Nakifuma SSS                     05
Buloba SSS                         05
Kampala Citizen                  05
Kololo SSS                          05
Entebbe L View                   03
Global Skills                        02
Bombo Army                       00
 
Kasana SSS has beaten 25 schools to claim the 2019 national schools boxing championship at Lugogo Indoor Arena in Kampala.
 
 
The event attracted 400 boys and 80 girls, the biggest number of participants ever since the revamping of schools boxing two years ago.
 

 President of UBF, Moses Muhangi (right) with American based Ugandan boxer Sharif Bogere handing over the boy's trophy to Kasana SSS captain Sadiq David 

 
The final on Sunday was graced by Ron Hawkins of the US Embassy, who hailed Uganda Boxing Federation for holding the event.
 
He praised the international organisation UNAIDS that entered a partnership with the Uganda Boxing Federation to help combat HIV/AIDS in young people.
 
IBF champion, Sharif Bogere also witnessed the final event and urged the young boxers to be disciplined and focused so as to become world champions.
 
"We also boxed in the schools' events and excelled. I have chased my dream and here I am," said Bogere.
 
Fatuma Nabikolo, a student of Kololo High was the best boxer in the girls' category, while Alcan Bwire of Kampala High School took the accolade for the boys.
 
UBF gave out medals and a school bag to the individual winners in each category while the runner up's bagged only medals.

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