Bombers sweep cash, medals at 2023 Africa Elite Boxing Championship in Cameroon

Uganda Boxing national team (Bombers) defied odds to scoop a record seven (7) medals at the 2023 Africa Elite Boxing Championship in Cameroon.

Out of the 17 boxers Uganda took to  the event that was held in Yaounde, two won silver and five walked away with bronze medals.

Lightweight boxer Wasswa Ssali Amir grabbed a silver following his defeat to South Africa’s Sogwayi Sanele in the final last evening.

Just like Ssali, light Welterweight female boxer Erina Namutebi was defeated by  Algerian Chahib Hichrak in the women’s final on Saturday to win herself and Uganda a second silver medal.

The two Bombers Ssali and Namutebi  won $10000 (Shs36m) each.

Uganda’s five bronze medals came through Ukasha Matovu (Welterweight), Ronald Okello Solomon Geko (Super heavyweight), Grace Nankinga and Lady’s captain Emily Nakalema.

The five medalists won $5000 (Shs18) as quarterfinalists Muzamir Ssemuddu, James Baraka, Lawrence Kayiwa and Sharua Ndagire bagged $12500 (Shs.4,500,000) each.

This is the most number of medals won by the Bombers at Africa Boxing Championship. And also the highest for the country.

The team returns tomorrow, Monday, 8th touching down at  Entebbe International airport at 12:55am.

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