Uganda’s women boxing team of four going for the Women’s World Boxing Championships from November 13-26 in Jeju, South Africa has received a major boost from the Uganda Olympic Committee who have handed over boxing gear to the Uganda Boxing Federation this morning  at Lugogo Stadium.

The equipment of 30 complete sets of training kit of matching blue vests and blue shorts together with Red Vests and Shorts was handed over by the Uganda Olympic Committee president William Blick to the Boxing Federation’s publicity secretary Fred Kavuma and national coach Dick Katende.

“We shall continue supporting the national boxing team that is for the men and women technically and financially as you know that this sport is the one that has brought us glory at various Olympic, Commonwealth and All Africa Games,” William Blick, the UOC boss said at the hand over ceremony. “The team has been preparing well for the tournament and we are glad to see the nation back in major tournaments like this and we hope they will return with glory and pride.”

Uganda’s team will have Lightweight Diana Twine, from UPDF Club, Lightfly Maureen Ajambo, from KCCA Club, Welterweight Helen Baleke, from Rhino Club and Light Heavyweight Diana Turyanahabo from Rhino Club they will be accompanied by national coach Dick Katende, who has been training with the squad for three weeks.

“We are ready for the task ahead and we are going there to show our best skills inside the ring,” Katende said. “The team is in good shape and I am hopeful to return with good results, but if we can’t then the experience will be worthwhile.”

The boxing kit handed by the Uganda Olympic Committee is worth $800(sh2.1m).

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