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2024 Paris Olympics Boxing Qualifiers: Bombers fall short in Senegal

by John Kityo Kalira
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Uganda’s chances of having a boxer in the 2024 Paris Olympics were put on a halt following a disappointing performance from the national team, the Bombers in Dakar, Senegal.

All of Uganda’s six boxers failed to make the cut with Captain Joshua Tukamuhabwe the last to bow out in a semifinal bout of the ongoing continental qualifiers in Dakar.

Uganda is on the verge of not having a boxer at the Olympics for the second time in history, and the fighting between the Uganda Boxing Federation and the Uganda Olympic Committee is not helping matters.

The two sports governing bodies failed to agree on which players are eligible to represent the country in Dakar and this affected preparations as numerous lists of boxers surfaced occasionally.

2012 Olympics Rio De Janeiro rings missed the Ugandan flair, and the last three boxers to represent the country were; Shadir Musa, David Ssemujju, and Catherine Nanziri at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Well, the good news is that Uganda still has a chance, the hardest way, at the two world qualification tournaments in Busto Arzizio, Italy from 29 February to 12 March and Bangkok, Thailand from 23 May to 3 June.

The big question is, will the two sports bodies be in harmony hence funds coming in on time for early preparations and eventually, sending a solid full squad? Well, your guess dear reader is as good as ours.

Bombers Team in Dakar; Joshua Tukamuhebwa (63.5kg), Isaac Zebra Ssenyange (71kg), Jonathan Kyobe (57kg), Grace Nankinga (50kg), Fathia Shafik Mawanda (51kg), and Shadir Musa Bwogi (80kg).

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