Sports Press Association assembly unanimously voted athlete Joshua Kiprui
Cheptegei as Nile Special USPA sports personality for the month of October,
This was on Monday
November,4,2019 during the monthly assembly which doubled as the Annual General
Assembly that plaited Cheptegei, the long distance runner.
Gold in the men’s 10,000m at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar on
26:48:36, the best mark achieved world over this season brushing off challenge
from 18 other athletes who included Ethiopia’s Yomif Kejelcha who came second
winning silver with 26:49:34 (Personal Best) while Kenya’s Rhonex Kipruto
finished third to take bronze in 26:50:32.
excellent commendations included Rower Kathleen Grace Noble, Golfer Joseph
Cwynaai, Pool Queen, Arthur Blick Junior & George Ssemakula (Motorsport), Golfers
Titus Okwong and Daniel Baguma.
The National pool team leaves to
south Africa focused to win the continental title.
The men and women teams were
flagged off by National Council of Sports administrative secretary James
Kasumba who urged them to keep Uganda flag flying by returning victorious.
The men’s team is captained by
Alfred Gumikiriza aka Black Ship and the female side by Amina Faith Nganda.Others
on the women team include, Victoria Namuyanja, Rashida Muteesi, Lukiya Naiga, Zaimat
Nabafu, Ritah Nimusiima and Angela Businge while the men’s side include, Geoffrey
Ssetumba aka fire, Simon Lubulwa,Ibrahim
18.Joseph Kasozi,Ismail Nkata Kalibbala and Ronald
The Schools Independence swimming gala starts today Saturday October 5,2019 at Kampala international School Bukoto.
The two-day event has attracted Twenty-three schools including Kampala Juniors School, Kampala Parents, defending champions Aga Khan High School, British School of Uganda, Green Hill Academy, Gayaza high, Ndejje University, Makerere University, King Fahad Islamic, Vienna College, Gems Cambridge International and hosts Kampala international School.
Kirabo Namutebi has just won aheat in their category.
Twaha Oduwa formerly of
Busitema primary school and Aisha Byakatonda of Riverside High School won the scholarships
during the UOC-Olympafrica competitions held at General Francis Were Nyangweso
Olympafrica Youth Centre in Busia.
The General Nyangweso Youth Centre is a
regional sports Centre of excellence in Eastern region and UOC president William
Blick has urged government to set up more in other regions.
“Such centers country wide would give
opportunities to the youth to participate in sports develop their talents also
win other opportunities such as scholarships,” Blick added.
Students Twaha Oduwa and Aisha
Byakatonda emerged the best participants last year in the activities that
included athletics 30m sprint, 100m sprint, 200m, 400m, 800m ,12-minute cooper
test, art drawing focused on WADA and general knowledge on Olympic values.
said that money has relieved her parents of tuition fees burden at least for a
happy to get this money. It has morale boosted me to continue participating in
sports and train harder besides reading my books at school,” said the S1
student at Riverside high school.
Blick also opened a three-day workshop for sports coaches as a way of capacity
building social development.
workshop will have coaches empowered with knowledge to train athletes not only
sports but also social development for the future.
Kampala Central women Pool Club team captain
Lydia Ayebazibwe has that her has nothing on their sight other than the 2019
Ayabazibwe a former CKI team player disclosed
this after 13-7 defeat of their hosts Ntinda Giants who are also targeting the
trophy in the game played at Catalina
Bar and lounge on Saturday September 21, 2019.
The win elevated them to top of the table log
with 11 points, one ahead of star- studded Uppa Volta who has 10 points.
“Our target is the trophy and we shall do all
it takes to win this year’s trophy,” the soft speaking Ayebazibwe noted.
The highly contested game also had Prossy Namuli
of Ntinda beat Victoria Namuyanja to deny the visitors a bonus point.
Seed two-player Namuyanja who had earlier on
won two games wanted a win in her third game to hand her side a win with a bonus
point but Namuli put up a spirited fight to win the game.
Meanwhile in the other games Atagenda lost
13-17 to Ibanda Warriors, Eden Yard beat Mbale 12-8 while Jinja based club Ronz
defeated Scrap Buyers.
UOC President Mr. William Blick together with
representatives from the French Embassy Uganda that included the Deputy Head of
Mission Mr. Clement Moutel, Cooperation attache’ Mr. Redounane Elalami, Head of
cooperation Ms. Elea Wermelinger and Kampala Capital City Sports Officer Brenda
Orishaba among others engaged in a meeting geared towards the construction of
All-weather hard courts following proceeds from the Uganda France Friendship