Uganda’s national boxing team, the Bombers, will continue to hunt for Olympics slots and keep their slim hopes alive.
Only four boxers out of the record number of boxers to represent Uganda at any event – 13 – that travelled to Dakar Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifiers still have a chance.
Nine of the 13 Ugandan boxers were eliminated before Semi final.
Captain Shadir Musa Bwogi, All Africa games medalist Ssemujju David and Isaac Masembe are the only remaining Ugandan men with a chance to qualify through Africa Olympic qualifiers in Dakar as Catherine Nanziri remains the only Ugandan woman still standing.
The four shall take on a box-off fights with Ssemujju entering the ring first on 28th February 2020 evening with the three holding their tasks on the following day.
Ssemujju have to win over Cameroonian Dieudonne Wilfried Seyi Ntsengu who is a 2018 common wealthy medalist though he lost to David Tshama of Dr Congo.
Ssemujju lost to Algerian Youm Nemouch in semi finals.
On Saturday 29th February, Bombers captain Bwogi Shadir Musa will have to put aside semifinal loss to Cameroonian Albert Mengue and find solutions on how to overcome Ghanaian Lartey Jessie who lost his semifinal to Stephan Zimba a Zambian.
On the same day Masembe is also tasked to qualify for Tokyo Olympics when he faces the Ghanaian Takyi Samuel. They both lost their semis to Kenyan Nicholas Okong Okoth and Zambian Everisto Mulenga.
The only Uganda female, Catherine Nanziri, will have to upset odds in order to qualify for Olympics, she is tasked to box-off 26 year old Kenya Common wealthy medalist Ongare Christine who lost her semi to Moroccan Rabab Cheddar, Nanziri lost to Algerian Roumaysa Boulam.