Boxers from Africa are in the final stages of preparation before they all converge in Dakar, Senegal to do battle for a few slots in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The continental qualifying tournament will be held from February 20-29, 2020 and is expected to attract hundreds of amateur boxers from across the continent.
Uganda has confirmed that it will be sending a total of thirteen boxers to Dakar.
Among the thirteen boxers, eight are men and five are Women.
Team Bombers include- Men: Disen Mubiru (Fly Weight), Isac Masembe (Feather Weight), Yasin Adinan (Light Weight), Shadir Musa (Welter Weight), David Ssemujju (Middle Weight), Joshua Male (Light heavy Weight), Alex Bwambale (Heavy Weight) and Solomon Geko (Super Heavy Weight).
Women: Catherine Nanziri (Fly Weight), Susan Akelo (Feather Weight), Rebecca Amongin (Light Weight), Emily Nakalema (Welter Weight) and Doreen Nasaali (Middle Weight).
Uganda Boxing Federation president Moses Muhangi have expressed hope on the team as they prepare for Dakar.
Uganda was poorly represented in the Rio Olympics four years ago where they were represented by a single Boxer – Ronald Seguro in the fly Weight category.
The boxers will be looking to improve on that poor record in Rio games of 2016 and perhaps emulate the 2004 edition where the country secured five slots to the Athens Olympic.
Right Weight classes will be contested during the qualification tournament in Dakar, Senegal.
Boxers from the continent will have another chance to secure a place in the Tokyo Olympics during the world qualifiers that will be held in Paris France from May 23-24.