Sports Minister Fails to Reconcile Golola, Promoter

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The two fell out after an International Continental fight against Hungary’s Andras Nagy at Hotel Africana on December 9th. Golola and his brother, Pastor Evans Mayambala alleged that the promoter had run away with the money collected from the many fans who watched the fight.

Sports Minister Charles Bakkabulindi has failed to reconcile Uganda’s kickboxing star Moses Golola and his promoter Patrick Kanyomozi.

The two fell out after an International Continental fight against Hungary’s Andras Nagy at Hotel Africana on December 9th. Golola and his brother, Pastor Evans Mayambala alleged that the promoter had run away with the money collected from the many fans who watched the fight.

A source that attended the meeting says when the minister tried to mediate between the two parties on Wednesday, he admitted that he had failed because Golola’s side seems to be unrealistic.

Bakkabulindi reportedly told the two parties that since there was no agreement signed before the fight specifying the amounts of money each one was taking, it was wise to reach an amicable solution so that the matter is solved. But Pastor Mayambala reportedly objected, insisting that Kanyomozi first produces 30 million Shillings before they can talk.

When contacted, Bakkabulindi said he tried to talk to Golola and his promoter but failed to get them to agree. He said it was not good for a young sport like kickboxing to get into such problems.

Kanyomozi told URN that he is now waiting for Golola’s next step. Kanyomozi said when they were invited to Central Police Station last week, Golola and his brother failed to show up and the police seem to have given up on the matter.

Bakkabulindi had met the two parties on Monday but pushed the meeting to Wednesday after Golola’s people led by Pastor Mayambala again rejected the State Minister’s advice.
 
Kanyomozi said although he had come a long way trying to promote Golola, he was ready to do away with the kick boxer since he even went ahead to announce they had parted ways.

Both Golola and Mayambala could not be reached for a comment.