African Chocolate Company has extended financial support to Boxers including the trio of welterweight Musa Shadir, middleweight David Semujju and flyweight Catherine Nanziri who are set for 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Besides the Olympic trio, other beneficiaries include Hellen Baleke who won bronze at African Games and Isaac Masembe. Pro fighters Shafic Kiwanuka, Latib Muwonge and Aldina Muzeyi were also aided.
The boxers received the finances from Steven Ssembuya, the CEO of African Chocolate formerly Pink Foods, in a brief event held at the company premises in Kyanja.
“I thought it needful to help these Boxers because they need our support,” Ssembuya who doubles as the chairman for Zzana Boxing Club stated.
“We should change this narrative of awarding the athletes after winning medals.”
The Olympic trio recieved a combined Sh2m, with each set to bank about Sh700000 as they intensify preps for the Tokyo Games.
“This is a great honour and am pleased on behalf of my fellow boxers to have received such support. We are in this situation where we need everyone’s support and we call upon everyone to help.”
Baleke and Masembe were each given Sh500000 while Kiwanuka, Muwonge and Aldina got Sh250000 each.
Ssembuya also promised to give a boxer who wins Olympics gold Sh3m, Silver Sh2m while Sh1m for Bronze medal winner.
The Bombers started their non residential training at Lugogo this week and were vaccinated on Thursday.