It was a great ambiance in the ghetto community of Bwaise as locals, boxing lovers and well wishers received the buoyant Uganda National boxing team (Bombers) in Bwaise.
Back from where it all started at the flag off, the Bomber returned home from Cameroon on Monday, 7th August 2023.
Bombers defied odds to scoop a record seven (7) medals at the championship.
Speaking to the gathering, the RCC of Nansana municipality Shafik Nsubuga, who is also a ghetto products cautioned the Bombers to keep a low profile if they are to land great heights in their careers.
“Avoid drugs, fight outside the ring and always lay low if you are to succeed in this sport”.
“Engagements in multiple sexual affair with multiple partners is the best route to death for many youths around the world and definitely, women will end your careers”.
Stay away from women but most importantly stay away from negative politics”. Nsubuga
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.
Their was lots of roasted meat served to the gathering, water and of course Sting energy drink all by Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF) and its partners.