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EX-BOMBER CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE WITH LIFE

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BY JUMA ALI

In their struggle to look for welfare, the ex- Uganda Bombers boxers, led by Charles Kasumba ‘China’ gathered on Wednesday July 3 at Police training ground, Kibuli to discuss the way forward.

They called upon the entire sports fraternity, National Council of Sports, Ministers in charge of Sports, MPs among others to intervene and give a helping hand to them or else to be treated as pensioners who never got their pension because they worked for the national during their playing time.

Among those who gathered for the Couse include, former Olympian, Charles Lubulwa, the former Fly weight bober represented Uganda for three times, at the 1980 Moscow, 1984 Los Angeles and 1988 Seoul and he a KCC Boxing Club fighter during his days, he retired in 1996, John Kakoza represented Uganda at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympics and was a KBC and Food and Beverages Fly weight boxer who retired as an amateur in 2000.

Others were, Charles Kasumba who fought for Police Boxing Club as a Fly weight boxer also retired as an amateur in 1997, Dauda Makoha a former Welterweight boxer who fought for Police Boxing Club and Abdu Wanzala who was at Police Boxing Club as a Fly weight boxer, he retired in 2000.

The boxer who gathered said, “Our aim of gathering here today is to discuss how to get assistance for our ex-boxers who are in bad conditions”, China states.

We gave out all we could during our playing time in order to give our Uganda pride but now we are not looked at and our condition is not good, so i call upon any well wishers to come and give us assistance. “Charles Lubulwa said.

The truth is, we are very poor and we need assistance from the government, well -wishers, Federation and maybe any other politician because we fought for the nation not money ass we were all amateurs.”Kakooza added.

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