National Council of Sports (NCS) is yet to receive official communication from the allegedly stranded Ugandan boxers in Germany, the sports governing body has revealed.
A contingent comprising three boxers and two officials traveled to Hamburg, Germany for the 2017 AIBA World Boxing Championships but have reportedly been locked in their hotel after failing to clear hotel dues.
Captain Muzamir Kakande, Geoffrey Kakeeto, David Ayite plus officials Fred Kavuma, team coach Patrick Lihanda and Tonny Ssekabira were allegedly denied exit until all expenses are settled.
However, NCS general secretary Nicholas Muramagi has revealed how the overall Sports governing body hasn’t received any official communication concerning the ordeal despite flagging them off close to two weeks ago.
“As far as NCS/govt is concerned the Boxers got enough facilitation to last until tomorrow (Wednesday). Even though we flagged them off, we don’t have any official communication about anything wrong with them,” Muramagi said.
Muramagi also says he has spoken to one of the members of the contingent, Ssekabira who flew to Germany with the side and has been guiding the boxers.
“I have just spoken to Ssekabira and he said that he has not seen anything wrong. He is coming back to the country tomorrow (Thursday). However, if there is a problem we shall address it,” he added.
Ayite was left out of the competition’s entry list because rules did not permit the boxer to fight in the space of 6 months after suffering from a knock out in his previous fight.
Welter-weight fighter Kakande lost to USA’s Randall Quinton while Bamtam-weight fighter Kakeeto suffered a knockout against Angel Jarquin of Nicaragua.