Shadir Musa To Turn Professional After Olympics Campaign

Bombers captain Shadir Musa Bwogi has said that he will turn professional after the 2020 Tokyo Olympics campaign.

Shadir focusses on reaching Tokyo ahead of the forthcoming African Boxing championship.

He has been the Bombers captain since 2017 and he feels that it is the right time to take his boxing to the next level.

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Shadir Musa Bwogi receives the national flag from Sports Minister Hamson Obua during a flag off. Courtesy

“I did not buy any plot here,” said the Bomber. “I have been at Bombers for a long time so I have to give out my best to see myself qualifying and once I qualify, I will have to turn professional so that others get chances on the national team.

“By the time I have been here many boxers failed to breakthrough and If I don’t move from here there is also others will fail to get a chance on the national team.”

Shadir is among the 13 boxers that headed to Dakar, Senegal to represent Uganda as they seek for gold or silver as a pathway direct to Tokyo. Bronze medalists will earn another qualification route in France.

Shadir training

Coach Patrick Lihanda hopes for the best for his team despite having enough time to prepare.

“We have had little time in training but the team is in a good shape,” Lihanda told The-SportsNation. “Everyone can bring a medal because the team is good. I would not like to mention any specific player but I am hopeful that we are going to get as many medals as we can.”

Shadir, when asked about his chances, he commented that he has put in much hard work and expects the best.

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