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National Team Trials: Zebra Mando’s Son Wins First Fight

Zebra Mando’s son, Isaac Zebra Senyange Junior, won his first fight as he made his debut at the ongoing National Team Trials in Lugogo.

The buzzing youngster wants to continue the legacy and illustrious career of his fallen Dad.

Zebra Mando, the former National boxing team captain, was gunned down by Military on December 30, 2020 from his home area in Bwaise.

On Sunday, Junior managed to overcome Maviri of Nakawa Boxing Club in Light Middle weight category to march on to the next round.

“I have started my journey for the road to the 2022 Commonwealth Games,” Junior said.

“The 2002 Commonwealth games in Manchester opened a career for my dad and that motivates me the most. It is 20 years since then and I feel I can make it and extend my father’s legacy.”

The buzzing Isaac Ssenyange Junior (red). UBF photo

Work is cut out for Junior who, if he’s to make it to the final nation team, will have to tussle pass through big names in the light middle weight category including the 2020 Olympian David kavuma Ssemujju, Kalinabiri’s Mukiibi Allan, UPDF’s John Owino, Emma Komodo to mention but a few.

“I have been with a lot of time for preparation from coach Mercy Mukankusi and Twaibu Mayanja and I feel I am ready to become a Light Middleweight Champion,” he added.

“I dont fear any one in my weight because I have to beat the best to become the best.”

In some of the other results today, Common names

Zebra Boxing Club’s Mutyaba Collins, the former Junior team captain, beat Scorpion Emma from Genesis boxing club.

David Ssemujju eased past Nsubuga Murushid from Kiwatule boxing club.

Adnan Yasin did not turn up so Bisaso Steven got a walkover.

The action will continue until October 5 at Lugogo as Uganda Boxing Federation seeks to find a national team squad and also select players for the inaugural Champions League.


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