David Ssemujju lost to leave Bombers dream in shade. UBF photo
Bombers David Ssemujju Kavuma lost his box-off fight to Cameroonian Dieudonne Wilfried Seyi Ntsengue by split decision 3-2 at the ongoing Africa Olympics qualifiers in Dakar.
Ssemujju, Uganda’s middleweight champion, to reach the Box-off, had lost his semifinal bout to Younes Nemouchi. He had ealier beaten Kenyan Reymond Okwiri by Split decision before ejecting Moroccan Amrani Anas on Referee stopped the contest decision (RSC).
The Ugandan needed nothing but victory to reach the Tokyo Olympics.
Uganda has three fighters remaining with a chance to qualify to Olympics via the ongoing Africa championship in Cameroon.
In the ring on Saturday 29th February 2020 evening is Bombers captain Shadir Musa who face Ghanaian Lartey Jessie in Welterweight. Zambian Stephen Zimba and Albert Mengue have qualified automatically.
Uganda featherweight championship who is also an All Africa games medalist Isaac Masembe also has a chance to qualify when he face Ghanaian Takyi Samuel in order to join Zambian Everisto Mulenga and Kenyan Nicholas Okong Okoth. The Kenyan forced Masembe in Box-off after handing him a loss in semifinal.
In women qualifiers, Uganda’s flyweight champion Catherine Nanziri still has change to make history by becoming the first Uganden woman to qualify for Olympics games but she will reach the landmark if she can overcome experienced Kenyan Ongare Christine who managed to win a medal at 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth games despite becoming a young mother at the age of 12. she is 26 now.
In women flyweight Roumaysa Boualam of Algeria and Rabab Cheddar of Morocco had qualified automatically.