Bombers Enter Residential Camp Ahead of Commonwealth

Team Uganda:
•Jonah Kyobe (Feather Weight)
•Joshua Tukamuhebwa (Light Welter)
•Owen Kibira (Welter Weight)
•Isaac Senyange Jr (Light Middleweight)
•Yusuf Nkobeza (Middle weight)
•Nakimuli Teddy (Fly weight)

Uganda’s National Boxing Team, the Bombers, have on Monday entered residential camp at Forest Park in Buloba.

A team of six boxers is preparing to represent Uganda at the forthcoming 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Boxing at this year’s Commonwealth Games will be held at the National Exhibition Centre in Solihull due July 27 to August 7 2022.

The six team, that includes one female fighter Teddy Nakimuli, is the same squad that represented the country at the Mount Kilimanjaro championship in Tanzania last month.

The Late Zebra Mando’s son, Isaac Junior, is part of the team that is captained by Joshua Tukamuhebwa.

Jonah Kyobe, Owen Kibira and Yusuf Nkobeza are the other members of the Bombers squad.

Teddy Nakimuli. UBF photo

The side is coached by Patrick Lihanda alongside two other coaches Lawrence Kalyango and Abdul Tebazalwa.

This team was selected from the Boxing Champions League tournament, an initiative by the current Boxing Federation Leadership.

It’s a whole new team from the one that represented Uganda at the Olympics that had Catherine Nanziri, Shadir Musa Bwogi and David Ssemujju after not taking part in the Champions League.

The Olympian trio had expressed their discontent with some of the clauses in the Contracts in terms of Commercial Value, Longevity among others to take part in Champions League.

And they have since joined paid ranks, paving way for the new blood.

It is strong to note Uganda has won 31 Commonwealth Games medals in the sports discipline of Boxing.

But only Juma Miiro (Bronze) won a medal from five boxers that went to last Commonwealth games in Gold Coast (2018).

The other four were Nasir Bashir, Kavuma Ssemujju Shadir Musa and Reagan Ssimbwa.

Juma Miiro won bronze in 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast. Courtesy photo

Uganda Boxers With Commonwealth Medals:

Golds (8)
•George Oywello (1962 Perth, Heavyweight)
•James Odwori (1970 Edinburgh, Light Flyweight)
•Mohamed Muruli (1970 Edinburgh, Light Welterweight)
•Benson Masanda (1970 Edinburgh, Heavyweight)
•Mohamed Muruli (1974 Christchurch, Welterweight)
•Ayub Kalule (1974 Christchurch, Lightweight)
•Justin Juuko (1990 Auckland, Light Flyweight )
•Godfrey Nyakana (1990 Auckland, Lightweight)

Silver (7)
•Thomas Kawere (1958 Cardiff, Welterweight)
•Kesi Odongo (1962 Perth, Lightweight)
•Leo Rwabwogo (1970 Edinburgh, Flyweight)
•Deogratias Musoke (1970 Edinburgh, Featherweight)
•James Odwori (1974 Christchurch, Light Flyweight)
•Ali Rojo (1974 Christchurch, Bantamweight)
•Shadrack Odhiambo (1974 Christchurch, Featherweight)
•Victor Byarugaba (1982 Brisbane, Light Middleweight)
•Joseph Lubega (2002 Manchester, Light Heavyweight)
•Mohamed Kayongo (2002 Manchester, Light Welterweight)

Bronze (16)
•J Ssentongo (1962 Perth, BantamWeight)
•F Nyangweso (1962 Perth, Light Middleweight)
•Alex Odhiambo (1966 Kingston, Light Middleweight)
•Mathias Ouma (1966 Kingston, Middle Weight)
•Benson Ocan (1966 Kingston, Heavyweight)
•John Byaruhanga (1974 Christchurch, Flyweight)
•Benson Masanda (1974 Christchurch, Heavyweight)
•Charles Matata (1990 Auckland, Middle Weight)
•Abdul Kaddu (1990 Auckland, Light Heavy)
•Fred Mutuweta (1994 Victoria, Bantam)
•Charles Kizza (1994 Victoria, Heavyweight)
•Jackson Asiku (1998 Kuala Lumpur, Fly Weight)
•Martin Mubiru (2006 Melbourne, Flyweight)
•Fazil Juma Kagwa (2014 Glasgow, Light Flyweight)
•Mike Ssekabembe (2014 Glasgow, Super Heavy)
•Juma Miiro (2018 Gold Coast, Fly Weight)

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