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Africa Boxing Championships: Bombers reap big, bag seven medal

The Uganda national boxing team (Bombers) performed to their very best in the 2023 Africa Elite Boxing Championships as they bagged seven medals. 

This is so far the best performances of the Bombers under Muhangi’s reign after picking up two silver medals and five bronze medals in the competitive Boxing Championships held in Yaoundé Cameroon.

Wasswa Ssali being welcomed home

Wasswa Ssali and Erina Namutebi will return home with each $10000 (Shs. 36m) after clinching bronze medals as they lost their fights in the finals.

Erina Namutebi with her bronze medal upon return

The four bronze medalists are Ukasha Matovu (Welterweight), Ronald Okello(middle weight), Solomon Geko (Super heavyweight), Grace Nankinga and Lady’s captain Emily Nakalema who will each come home with $5000(Shs. 18m).

Quarterfinalists Muzamir Ssemuddu, James Baraka, Lawrence Kayiwa and Sharua Ndagire will also clinch $1250(shs. 4.5m).

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