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Bombers to learn Africa Boxing Championship opponents on Thursday

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David GOMBE

The Africa Elite Men’s and Women’s Championships Boxing Championships gets underway on Thursday, July 27th with the official draw being conducted in the evening in Yaounde, Cameroon.

Uganda will be represented by 17 beleaguered Boxers (Bombers) at the championship in Cameroon.

Announcing the official programme of the highly anticipated $1million tournament, the Secretary-General of Africa Boxing Confederation (AFBC), Andre Basile Kalong, said sports entry check will be done on July 26-27.

“It will be followed by the technical committee meeting on the evening of July 27 and then the official draw,” said Basile as quoted by AFBC Communications

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“It’s hectic but we’re managing, we want to stage the best ever Africa Championships, it’s fully supported by the Cameroon government,” said Basile

Boxers will start trading leather on July 28 with the first preliminaries session followed by the second preliminaries session on July 29, morning to evening.

Basile said as from July 30 to August 5 there will be two sessions per day.

Bombers Squad

Women – Emily Nakalema, Zahara Nandawula, Shalua Ndagire, Grace Nankinga, Nadia Najjemba, Erina Namutebi

Men – Joseph Kalema, Khassim Mulungi, Wasswa Ssali, Joshua Tukamuhebwa, Matovu Ukasha, Okello Ronald, Lawrence Kayiwa, Solomon Geko, Muzamir Ssemuddu, Idris Mukiibi, James Baraka.

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