KAMPALA- The row between the National Council of Sports (NCS) and Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF) which last week led the former to suspend the latter is soon ending, according to UBF president Kenneth Gimugu.
As promised in the wake of the suspension, Gimugu met the NCS on Monday to arrest any possibilities of legal battles that cost boxing before he assumed office.
“I have met some members of the NCS and their response was positive,’’ Gimugu told Daily Monitor on phone yesterday afternoon.
The crisis meeting chaired by NCS’s vice chair Zubair Galiwango, also included David Katende and Bernard Ogwel who signed the missive that sought to suspend UBF for: failing to produce in time accountability reports of the national boxing team’s trips to the African Championship in Congo-Brazzaville in June and the World Championship in Hamburg, Germany in August.
NCS also interested the police’s criminal investigations department into the disappearance of the three boxers: Muzamir Kakande, David Ayiti and Geoffrey Kaketo, who haven’t returned from Germany.
But another source that attended the meeting said NCS was more injured by the negative publicity in the media about the government sports regulator’s failure to adequately facilitate the national team on an international assignment.
UBF spokesman Fred Kavuma, who has been the key villain in this saga because he was the team manager in Germany, said last Saturday that NCS could have another motive because he delivered accountability reports and NCS returned stamped copies before they issued the suspension letter last Friday.
Gimugu however said he is doing it afresh. “I’m going to deliver the reports myself before another meeting with them (NCS) on Wednesday (tomorrow). There’s more than enough light at the end of the tunnel.’’