Ugandan boxers target semi-final in African championship in Morocco

Two Ugandan boxers are now targeting to proceed to the semi finals of the ongoing African junior boxing championship after they qualified for the quarterfinals in Morocco on Tuesday .

Welterweight (69kg) Ugandan boxer Mazda Bunya Mohammed qualified after knocking out Cameron’s David Soukouma Nicolas with a technical knockout in the second round of the bout.

Bunya hopes to go all the way to semi final in order to win a medal.

“I am targeting semifinals since it’s the medal bracket. Knock out might not explain the real hardship I got taking on that Cameroonian, but he wasn’t easy and I have learnt a lesson that will help me since I am still in the race for a medal,” Bunya said.

Also welterweight boxer Ukasha Matovu qualified for quarter final after he beat Cape Verde’s David Cleiton Pina .

Earlier on Uganda had started the tournament poorly after team captain Collins Mutyaba and Onen Jaffer were eliminated from the championships on day one.