The Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF) President Moses Muhangi has confirmed that Uganda Boxing Referee and Judge (RJ) Tulibagenyi Steven will be among the RJs to officiate at the forthcoming Zone 3 Boxing championship.
The Championship will be hosted in Cameroon and its set to take place from 27 January to 2nd February
“This is a big opportunity for Tulibagenyi and Uganda in general,” briefly commented Muhangi. “We want to equip our officials with skills and experience.”
Muhangi revealed that Uganda was among the invited nations and the Bombers were to use the opportunity for preparation for the coming Olympics Qualifiers in Dakar.
However, the inadequate funds didn’t permit.
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Tulibagenyi started refereeing in 1992 but it will be the first time to Judge Boxing outside East African boundaries.
“If all goes on plan, I will be leaving on Monday for Cameroon. This opportunity is a big one, I will do everything possible to post a very good performance,” commented Tulibagenyi.
“I will make our President Muhangi proud for this chance he has given me, I will try my level best to gain more reputation and respect for Uganda.”
Tulibagenyi while speaking about his 28-year experience of Boxing officiating, he said that this opportunity is a stepping stone.
“I have already had chances in East Africa with most recent in Burundi at the first East Africa community games in 2018 and I am planing to go for star 2 training,” he added.
Despite having served close to 30 years, Tulibagenyi is still hopping for more 20 years in serving Boxing as RJ.
Tulibagenyi is set to follow into the footsteps of Bob Kasule and Agong David who officiated at Olympics game 1988 in Seul, South Korea. Muhenda James who officiated at World Military games 2004 in USA, Achiga Steven who officiated World Women Boxing Championship 2017 in India, Africa Youth Championship 2018 and All Africa games 2019 in Morocco.
Despite Uganda has had RJs in international event Tulibagenyi is going to be the third RJ to cross East Africa Boundaries following Achiga and Muhenda.