KAMPALA- Uganda’s boxing on Saturday took the unfortunate path of having two parallel federations, when rival camps elected their own leaders.
The parties failed to agree on the way forward after the High Court on Friday allowed the elections to proceed.
Eventually, on Saturday both sides took advantage of the court decision, did what they deemed lawful, and convened parallel assemblies.
New boy Moses Muhangi sailed through unopposed to emerge as president of the Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF), under the watch of John Kameta, the Kenyan Boxing Federation president, who was the Aiba election observer, at Kati Kati Restaurant, Lugogo, Kampala.
Meanwhile, outgoing UBF Kenneth Gimigu president who refused to surrender his seat to a process he deemed “illegal”, conducted a parallel assembly at the Tennis Court in Lugogo which re-elected him as president.
Fred Kavuma-first vice president
Simon Barigo-general secretary
William Buyondo-organising secretary
Sulaiman Ssenyonjo-publicity secretary
Rose Nanyonjo-women’s secretary
Sam Rukundo-first vice president
Paul Ayiasi—vice president
Kizimula Nkooyooyo- treasurer
Robert Matovu-general secretary
Moses Kintu-organising secretary
Annet Balega-publicity secretary
Aisha Namwanje--women’s secretary