The Uganda Boxing Federation has launched the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Campaign dubbed “Va Ku Nyonyi” translated as “Get off the Plane”.
The development was announced by UBF President Moses Muhangi during a Press Conference held on Thursday morning at Lugogo.
Muhangi also revealed that the fans this time will have to pay a minimal fee for the final elimination phase for the National Olympic trials slated for Sunday 5th January at Lugogo Indoor.
“We are here to confirm that the final elimination phase for the National Olympic trials is on this Sunday and we have named the campaign as Va Ku Nyonyi.” The campaign is the last one where 13 boxers will stay on the National team and we strongly believe that those who will prevail have a big chance of winning medals.”
This year we shall not have free entry for Boxing events like in the previous year, this income will be used as a source of income to the Boxers and so we call upon the Boxing Fraternity to come and support the course in big numbers.”
According to Muhangi, Gates will be open from 12noon and bouts will begin at exactly 2Pm. Ordinary tickets are for 5000k while those who will seat on the ring side will have to pay 10000.
26 will contest for 13 places, with Eight men and five women needed to qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympic games qualifiers due to take place in Dakar, Senegal in February 2020
Lwanga Mohhamed vs Mubiru Dissan
Kyobe Jona vs Masembe Isaac
Adinan Yassin vs Tukamuhebwa Joshua
Mugerwa Stanley vs Shadir Musa
Ssemujju David vs Nkobeza Yusuf
Mukiibi Eldris vs Male Joshua
Kyambadde Emmanuel vs Bwambale Alex
Geko Solomon vs Komakech Micheal
Nakimuli Teddy vs Nanziri Cathrine
Nali Jalia vs Akello Suzan
Amongin Rebecca vs Laker Sarah
Nakalema Emily vs Nantale Lydia
Baleke Hellen vs Nassali Doreen.