Uganda Names Squad for Zone V Boxing Championships

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Uganda Amateur Boxing Federation (UABF), has named an 11-man squad which will represent the country at the Zone V Championships slated for April 11-15 in Egypt. Veteran boxing coach, Dick Katende, says he is satisfied with the boxing standards displayed during the final national trials held at Lugogo over the weekend. During the training, a 22-man residential training squad was trimmed to 11. Katende, who had earlier expressed his disappointment at the low standards exhibited by boxers after their first training sessions, said that the boxers are now well groomed to win medals at the Championships. During the residential training, boxing veterans, Eddy Akora (Lightweight/welter) and Phillip Adyak (Lightweight / Fly), were eliminated and replaced by Livingstone Miggade Serunjogi and Fred Muhumuza respectively. Akora was the team captain during the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, while Adyak had just been appointed vice captain ahead of the championships. Kent Musa was named the head coach for Ugandan Bombers to the zonal event in late March, taking over from Katende, who had handled the national boxing team since 1992. However, Katende would serve as Musa's assistant along with East Coast coach Hussein Khalil.


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