Hamz Stadium: Inside the three fights lined up for Nakivubo testing

On the reopening of a fully updated and furbished Hamz Stadium (War Memorial Stadium, Nakivubo), the Ugandan boxing fraternity will be treated to three electric fights on the day.

The modern facility (Hamz Stadium, War Memorial Stadium, Nakivubo) host various sports disciplines courts including basketball, Netball, a modern stocked gym, two boxing rings and a football pitch.


On 1st June 2024 boxing lovers will witness the sweet science of boxing as boxers Isaac Zebra Ssenyange Jr, Zahara Nandawula, Flavia Babirye, Abas Sseguya and Kickboxers Umar Ssemata and Moses Golola lined up for the day in the test matches.

Zahara Nandawula will face off with Flavia Babirye in the lightweight bout. This will be the first fight of the day.

The second bout will be between Isaac Zebra Ssenyange Jr up against fight Abas Sseguya in the National Super welterweight title.


With three professional fights, Isaac Zebra Ssenyange Jr has a perfect winning run of three in three.

The Bwaise based boxer who has just raised into the professional boxing ranks made his debut last year against Tarimo Alibaba at Lugogo Hockey grounds last year.

Meanwhile, Abas Sseguya has had five (5) professional fights. He has won four and lost one.

Abas Sseguya’s only loss came against the solid Farahat Manirola at Muganzirwazza.

The bloody kickboxing fight between Golola and Ssemata will be the main fight of the day.

This will be the third meeting between the two Kickboxing giants. Semata won the first meeting on points in 2018.

In their previous meeting which came in 2019, Golola needed just three rounds to out-punch Umar Semata in the K1 epic rematch played at Freedom City, Namasuba along Entebbe road.

About Hamz Stadium

Hamz Stadium, formerly known as War Memorial Stadium, Nakivubo was closed in 2016 and renovations started in 2017.

Under the private, public partnership deal, the stadium was handed over to city mogul and businessman Hamis Kigunddu for development.


Upon completion, the stadium capacity is a 35,000 capacity seater with modern dressing rooms.

The Stadium accommodates a basketball and Netball courts, modern gym, two boxing rings and a football artificial pitch.

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