Featured Image: Muhangi (second from left) seated next to NCS Assistant General Secretary David Katende (coat). Courtesy Photo
All is NOT set for the upcoming 2019 National Junior Boxing Championship that sets to start on April 29 to May 2, 2019.
The Federation has revealed that it is facing constraints to fund the event which is to take an estimated cost of Sh100M.
UBF President Moses Muhangi who was addressing members of the press on Tuesday Morning revealed the development:
“We need Sh100M to make sure that the event is colourful. Its unfortunate that we continue to seek for financial sport.
” NCS are yet to release the needed support for this quarter, so our next solution is either someone comes on board or we will seek for loans. We are just hopeful that between now and at least 29th that we can solicit resources.”
The President said that the needed money will cater for hiring the venue (Lugogo), equipment, Paying the allowances of technical committee, providing water, trophies among others.
“We are hiring almost everything and we can’t continue using our own personal funds always.”
The National Junior Championship will attract 600 boxers from about 40 registered Boxing clubs that are affiliated to UBF.
It should be noted that Uganda failed to participate in the Boxing Championship in Gabon.
The President who is now a qualified International Technical Officer (ITO), claimed that the Money the federation gets from NCS is “peanut”.
He also took a jibe to FUFA (Football) who he said that they should come on board to support the upcoming Junior Championship.
Each participating club will get equipment like Punching Bags, Fighting Gloves among others in addition to just certificates.
National Junior Championship Timeline
April 25 – Technical/Coaches Meeting
April 27 – Weigh in and Medicals
April 28 – Draws
April 29 to May 2 – Action Boxing
May 2 to 4 – Break Resting Day
May 5 – Finals