NCS yet to receive official communication from allegedly stranded Ugandan boxers in Germany

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.

Bombers being flagged off

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.

The Bombers are reportedly stuck in Hamburg, Germany

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.

Chimp Reports spoke to Uganda Boxing Federation’s PRO Fred Kauma who confirmed their situation, saying they had “been locked in” and “not allowed to leave” until after full clearance.

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.

NCS General Secretary Nicholas Muramagi

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.

Performance

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.