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Ugandan boxers disappear in Germany

The three Ugandan football who travelled for the high profile AIBA World Championships last month in Hamburg, Germany have gone missing and not returned back in the country. 

The spokesman of the Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF), David Kavuma has confirmed that David Ayiti, Geoffrey Kakeeto and African welterweight champion Muzamiru Kakande are determined to stay in Germany as they seek for greener pastures.

Muzamir Kakande, David Ayiti and Geoffrey Kakeeto disappeared in Germany

"The boxers told me that it was an opportunity for them to better their lives by staying back in Germany and sign contracts for a club in the National League. I could not stop them because they were determined to stay," explained Kavuma who was also the team manager.

Super heavy weight boxer Ayiti was not included in the draws under un-clear reasons, while Kakande lost to USA captain Quinton Randall in the first round and Kakeeto in the bantam weight suffered defeat to Nicaragua's Angel Jarquin.

But the National Council of Sports (NCS) has made it clear that they need a report from UBF to explain all that happened in Germany.

Dr Patrick Ogwel, assistant secretary general of NCS told URN at their headquarters in Lugogo that they have also started investigations into the matter.

"We cannot allow a national team to be handled like this. We funded the team and expected them to return after the competition," added Ogwel.


0 #1 Lysol 2017-09-08 01:07
Next time the whole football team may not return.

Any time sport team starts to defect, it means thing would get worst.

Who knows, next time maybe an MP or even a diplomat. Something which was very common during the last days of Amin.
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0 #2 The Ugandan... 2017-09-08 03:32
It is not NCS's business if the boxers got a foreign club and decided to stay in abroad.

Maybe NCS should ask for return ticket refunds if they paid for them otherwise, they should just butt out.
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+1 #3 Wazza 2017-09-08 10:07
Lousy reporting. Observer you should style up. The federation spokesman confirms that the boxers decided to stay to try getting into professional ranks.

Meaning, they talked to their bosses. Now you report that they 'disappeared'!! what kind of unprofessional writing is this? Please please, style up!
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