BOXING : UBF to verify Boxing clubs

DAVID GOMBE

The Uganda Boxing Federation has confirmed that all Boxing clubs will be verified in one month.

A verification committee was also put in place and will comprise of Zebra Ssenyange “Mando”, Dr.Martin Ntulume, Shakira Muhammad with the fourth member yet to be communicated.

Moses Muhangi the Federation President in his remarks during the Annual General Assembly held at Kati Kati Restaurant, Lugogo said that exercise will help bring out organization in the sport.

“This will bring out organization and will help the Federation to know the number of clubs in the county. It hurts to see that their clubs who claim that they exist but they even don’t have Boxers to compete in various Boxing Championships. We have put up a committee that will help us in the verification process which will take one month.”

Muhangi also confirmed that he will not make any apology to FUFA regarding his previous statements on the allocation of government’s money to various Sports Federations.

“I will not apologize to FUFA due to the injustice happening in sports, actually it should be them to apologize for the injustices. I will fight this injustice until a proper criteria of allocation of government’s money is made. It is wrong to give FUFA 10 billion, this is a tax payer’s money.

“Even if other Federations don’t support me, I will stand and rise my voice and fight this unfairness. I have written to the National Council for Sports and if they don’t respond, i will petition to the minister for education and Sports, if I don’t get a better response then I will go to the speaker of Parliament. In case all doesn’t go well then will go straight to the President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.” Stated Muhangi.

The Boxing club should have the following qualifications,

•Should have directors
•Executive Committee
•Technical Committee
•A minimum of 6 Boxers in various Boxing categories and ready to participate in Boxing Championships
•Should have a training ground
•Should have a Constitution
•Should have a Bank account
•Must be affiliated to the Federation
•Recommended by the Local Council