Ugandan boxer qualifies for finals in Morocco

Uganda’s Reagan Musoke has beaten Mouhaman Issouhou of Cameroon in the flyweight category (52kg).

I’m a match played on Thursday evening, Musoke booked a ticket to the final of the ongoing Africa junior Boxing Championships in Casablanca, Morocco.

Musoke will face Algeria’s Hichem Maouche in the final on Saturday, May 12 at the Mohammed V Stadium Complex.

Uganda took six boxers in week long continental tournament.

Reagan Musoke after his win against Mouhaman Issouhou

A win for Musoke in the final bout means he will have qualified for the World junior boxing championship to be held in Argentina later in the year.

Its been a while since Uganda took part in the world junior boxing championship.

For junior boxer Regan, his dream is Olympics 2020 qualification.

“I have tasted bitterness of qualifiers here in Morocco. I think I can also endure to qualify for the Olympics 2020 because it is my dream. I know by the time we start those qualifiers I am likely to face same opponents,” said Reagan.