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Who is Zebra ‘Mando’ Ssenyange? His life and boxing career

Death has once again robbed us of a sports icon in professional boxer Isaac Zebra Ssenyange, 39, when yet to identified gunmen attacked his family based in Bwaise (near Eden Service Park), during the wee-hours of Wednesday, 30th December 2020.

Also known as Mando among the boxing fraternity, Ssenyange met his death in a rather gruesome manner.

Ssenyange is a former national team (The Bombers) captain who featured prominently in the super heavy fights before he graduated from the amateurs setting to become a full professional.

He is best remembered for having captained the Bombers to the 10th All Africa Games hosted in Maputo, Mozambique in 2011.

By and large, his fifteen-year amateur career was highlighted by 195 wins and 19 losses before turning professional when he debuted against Kenya’s Patrick Amote in 2012.

At the time of his demise, Ssenyange has been employed by the Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF) as the in-charge of general duties as he also coordinated his own Zebra Boxing Club.

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He is survived by a widow, Mercy Ssenyange and one child, Isaac Ssenyange Junior.


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