• July 9, 2020

NCS Lauds Bombers, Para-athletics Teams

 NCS Lauds Bombers, Para-athletics Teams

National Council of Sports, NCS, led by General Secretary Dr Patrick Bernard Ogwel officially welcomed back both Bombers and Para teams.

The National boxing team, Bombers, returned from Dakar Senegal where they have been playing in Tokyo 2020 Olympics games.

The Para team, from Morocco, took part in Tokyo 2020 Paralympics game qualifiers.

“We are celebrating success of our players, it is good to receive these two teams because this is an Olympics year. We have achieved mostly at Paralympics, many of our players have secured a certifications,” Ogwel said.

“For the bombers, I have never been excited for boxing until this time when I travelled to Dakar with them.

“It has been an expensive trip we have used almost Sh500M but this is not the case our target is to qualify athletes to Olympics games.

“I appreciates coaches and I appeal to federation heads that we are to prioritise all national team coaches to get on government payrole.”

Ogwel also revealed that NCS will take selected fighters to France.

He also added that the government of Uganda signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Japan to host team Uganda during their preparations.

“We are targeting to take the highest number of Athletes (to Olympics) in the history, we are not going as tourists but we are going for medals,” Ogwel added.

During the qualifying games, Bombers captain Shadir Musa Bwogi managed to book an Olympics spot after winning his box off welterweight fight.

The Para team qualified three athletes – Peace Oroma, David Emong and Elara Monica for Tokyo 2020 Paralympics games later this year.

Hassan Zaki

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