Uganda National Boxing team “Bombers” Captain, Shadir Musa Bwogi is the only boxer that has directly qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
Bwogi put up a spirited fight to overcome Ghana’s, Lartey Jessie in a third place Box off that on Saturday evening, in the Men’s Welterweight category in the Africa Olympic Qualifiers in Dakar, Senegal.
The bombers captain won by split decision scoring 3-2 points from a possible five.
Bwogi becomes the first Ugandan to qualify for Olympics games in a space of 12 years since Ronald Serugo last featured in the 2008 championship in Beijing, China.
Bwogi together with Isaac Masembe and Catherine Nanziri were the only Ugandan representatives that managed to reach the box offs with only the skipper escaping the hurdle.
Middleweight champion and 2018 All Africa Games Silver medalist, David Ssemujju Kavuma lost his fight to Cameroon’s Seyi Ntsengue Dieudonne in the first bout on the same night.
Uganda’s Nanziri also succumbed to Kenya’s Christine Ongere, on unanimous decision before Isaac Masembe fell short to Ghana’s Samuel Takyi on a split decision.
Uganda was represented by 13 boxers, eight of whom are male and five female.
The 2020 Olympic Games are scheduled to take place beginning Friday, 24 July to Sunday, 9 August in Tokyo, Japan.
Team Uganda that represented in Senegal
Disan Mubiru (Flyweight)
Isaac Masembe (Featherweight)
Yasin Adinan (Lightweight)
Musa Shadir Bwogi (C) – (Welterweight)
David Semujju (Middle Weight)
Joshua Male (Light Heavyweight)
Alex Bwambale (Heavyweight)
Solomon Geko (Super Heavyweight
Catherine Nanziri (Flyweight)
Suzan Akello (Featherweight)
Rebecca Amongin (Lightweight)
Milly Nakalema (Welterweight)
Dorren Nasali (Middleweight)