In the recently amended Uganda Boxing Federation Constitution, one to stand for any Executive Position must hold at least a National Technical Officer Certificate (NTO).
It is upon this background that UBF organised an AIBA certified NTO Certification course that got underway at Kati Kati in Lugogo on Thursday.
A number of 35 members including coaches, journalists and sports administrators, are taking part in an exercise that will last for four days of studying before climaxing with exams on Monday.
Moses Muhangi, the President of Uganda Boxing Federation, speaking with this website, highlighted the essence of these courses.
“Conducting an NTO certification course – the first of its kind ever in Uganda – is a great milestone for the Federation, Many officials know boxing but need more technicalities,” the youthful president said.
“The NTO certification is the best that can happen to any actor in boxing and we will continue to do that as time goes by.”
In related development, the National Boxing Trials are set for Saturday 25th September in Lugogo.
This Championship, that marks return of boxing action after over two-year wait, will be used in the selection of the national team for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham 2022.
Muhangi commented: “With the new guidelines of covid 19 that the president announced, we are able to resume with the national team trials.
“We are forced to conduct national trials as we look for the national team. If everything stays on track, we will have 125 boxers on Saturday tussling it out in two rings in Lugogo.”
“This is a very noble championship being the only tournament that can guarantee a boxer space on the national team and every boxer has been given a chance.”
The National Boxing trials will come to an end on the 5th of October.