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Court Freezes Uganda Boxing Federation Account

The Chief Magistrates Court of Mengo in Uganda has frozen the account of the Uganda Boxing Federation UBF.
UBF chairman Moses Muhangi (L) and former boxing professional Godfrey Nyakana.


The Chief Magistrate's Court of Mengo in Uganda has frozen the account of the Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF).

Moses Muhangi, Chairman of the Federation confirmed the development on Thursday. “ We are in a very difficult situation because we are trying to prepare a team to take part in an international competition in Morocco and yet the account is frozen,” said Muhangi.

According to the Court document dated April 12th that URN has seen, the registered trustees of the Uganda Boxing Federation took the matter to court seeking for the account to be frozen so that it is first audited.

“The Uganda Boxing Federation account in DFCU Bank be debit freezed until after an audit has been carried out on for the 3rd quarter of the financial year 2017/2018 by independent auditors and recommendations based thereon given by the Auditor General through the honourable court on the way forward,” stated the court document.

The court made it clear that during this time the Boxing Federation will not levy or collect any membership fees, convene or organise any assembly or competition or open up another account. 

Members of the registered trustees of the Uganda Boxing Federation include; Kenneth Gimugu, Paul Ayiasi and Fred Kavuma who is interestingly also the UBF Vice Chairman. The matter is handle by both Katongole & Co Advocates and Odama & Co Advocates.

“ We are in a big problem now. We are sending our lawyers to try and go to court and set aside this matter as that our account is opened as the matter of auditing the account is being handled,” Muhangi, the Federation Chairman told URN.

Boxing is among the best performing sporting disciplines together with athletics that have won Uganda medals at international competitions. Last week Ugandan boxer Juma Miiro won a bronze medal in the 46-49kg weight category at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Two other boxers reached the quarter final stage. Unfortunately two boxers Regan Ssimbwa and Nasir Bashir were among the five athletes who vanished in Australia.

 

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