Shadir Musa Bwogi after qualifying for the Olympics. UBF photo
Uganda Bombers captain Shadir Musa Bwogi has qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
He is the only Ugandan, out of the 13 boxers to earn the ticket via the Africa Boxing Championship in Dakar, Senegal.
He qualified on Saturday 29th February when he defeated Lartey Sessie of Ghana in a box-off fight by unanimous point decision.
Featherweight bomber Isaac Masembe lost to Ghanaian Takyi Samuel by split point decision and Female Boxer Nanziri Catherine lost to Kenyan Ongare Christine on unanimous point decision on Saturday. On Friday David Ssemujju Kavuma lost to Cameroonian Taye Ntsengue.
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Shadir beat Angola’s Gama Afonso in quarter final but a loss against Albert Mengue Ayassi in the Semifinal saw him need a Box off fight with Lartey for the remaining ticket to Olympics.
He joins Zambian Stephen Zimba and Albert Mengue Ayassi to make a total of three Boxers to represent Africa in Welterweight at the Olympics games.
Before leaving the country to Dakar, shadir had told this website that he will turn professional if he qualifies to Tokyo.
Shadir has become the 9th Ugandan welterweight boxer to qualify for Olympics games but he will be the first Uganda since Sadat Tebazalwa in Athens 2004.
List of Uganda’s Welterweight boxers that ever graced Olympics games:
- Grace Sseruwagi 1960
- Ernest Mabwa 1964
- Andrew Kajjo 1968
- David Jackson 1972
- John Mugabi 1980 (Gold medalist)
- Peter Okumu 1984
- Kasmiro Omana 1988
- Sadat Tebazalwa 2004.