Tough test for Mansul and Muteesi

Tough test for Mansul and Muteesi

By USPA media

Defending champions Mansul Bwanika and Rashida Muteesi will have to tighten the grip if they are to defend their titles in the PAU-Empire Casino Kampala Open Tournament due Saturday and Sunday January 4-5, 2020 at D’ Arena Bar and Lounge on Namirembe road.

angela busingye in action during the New year’s tournament. PHOTO BY Virgin Images

The male and female champions will face stiff challenge from other pool players that are targeting huge cash prize jack pot.

The two-day tournament will have the winner receive a trophy and sh2m cash prize while the second, third and fourth will receive sh1m,sh500,000 and sh250,000 respectively in the men’s category.

Winners of the New year’s Pool Tournament Mansoor Bwanika and Lukia Naiga shows off the cash prize won as Pool Association chairman Bob Trubbish (L) and Event manager Ronald Lubega Look on. PHOTO BY Virgin Images

In the ladies category the winner will receive sh1.2m, while sh600, 000, sh300, 000 and sh150, 000 will be for the second, third and fourth respectively.

Ceasar Chadigar gave Mansoor Bwanika Value for his money. PHOTO BY Virgin Images

The tournament that is used in the ranking of players is expected to attract all the cream la cream of Uganda’s pool and defending champions Bwanika Mansul and Rashida Mutesi should expect stiff opposition.

“This is going to be a tough event and since it’s a ranking event we expect all top players in the male and female categories to participate,” Peter Kyobe the association publicity noted.

Lukia Naiga in action during the New Year’s tournament at Temusewo Bar and Restaurant. PHOTO BY Virgin Images

Ritah Nimusiima, Victoria Namuyanja, Shiela Ankar, Amina faith Nganda, Angela Busingye, Jacinta Kajubi and Lukia Nayiga are some of the players likely to give Muteesi hard times.

fans watching the event. PHOTO BY Virgin Images

In the men’s category Dan Mubiru, Allan Katongole, Fahad Ssewakambo, Joseph Kasozi, Ceasor Chandiga and Amos Turyagumanawe are expected to challenge Bwanika aka Muto.

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UMOSPOC aided TT at Namboole in pictures

The TT event supported by UMOSPOC ended sucessfuly at Mandela National Stadium Namboole. It was an event that saw young men and women show skills as a drive to joining rallying.

“This is a great idea for UMOSPOC t o support such activities. I want to thank the Leadership of UMOSPOC for that initiative and other Clubs should emulate them,”Aisha Nantale the event Manager said.

Add sports money –Kiiza

By USPA Media

Former leader of opposition in Uganda Parliament Winnie Kiiza has urged government to increase on its funding of the sports sector.

Kiiza made the appeal on Thursday after her side beat Kenya 53-23 in the netball game during the ongoing East Africa Community Inter-Parliament Games in Kampala.

Uganda Parliament Netball team skipper Winnie Kiiza joined by teammates and fans to celebrate Uganda’s 53-23 victory over Kenya in Netball on thursday. PHOTO BY JOHNSON WERE

Kiiza said that besides sports occupying the youth, it creates jobs for them and also promotes tourism in the country which adds value to the economy.

“Our participation in sports at this age is a sign to our children that they should develop their talents. We are living by example, but most important is that we are promoting tourism using sports because there are so many MPS from other countries who did not know Uganda before.” Kiiza noted. 

Uganda continues to dominate the games and on Friday at Namboole Uganda beat Burundi, Tanzania and EALA in the women tag of war category.

This followed Uganda’s victory in netball and football against Kenya on Thursday in Lugogo. 

Kenya seems to dominate the athletics category as they won most of the event but Uganda was consistent in winning the second and third positions during the competitions held at Mandela National Stadium Namboole.

In the 1500m honourable Julius Acom was unbeatable, while Mbwatekamwa finished third in the 100m. 

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Uganda are champions

By USPA media

“The track was very bad, soaked t but am impressed the team did it and we defended the title. They were determined to go home victorious and indeed they are champions,” Those were the words of joy team captain Maxime van pee said after Uganda was declared FIM CAC champions.

Uganda pooled a total of 2075 points to beat their host Kenya who pooled 952 points from the two legs.

Uganda’s lion share of points was pooled by junior classes dominated podiums in the MX50,65,85, MX125 classes.

Miguel Katende opened the day winning the 50cc category class, as teammate Ramathan Mubiru and Liam Ntale finished second and third Respectively.

Gift Ssebuguzi battling the Kenyans alone was un stoppable as he won all the three heats to become the 65cc champion, while in the 85cc class, Waleed Omar, Jeremiah Mawanda and Milton Akaki finished second, third and fourth respectively behind win Alex Kandie of Kenya.

In the MX125cc, Uganda still dominated the class with Fortune Ssentamu, Wazir Omar, Kylan Wekesa and Ali Omar Yasser of team Uganda taking the first to fourth positions before team captain Maxime Van Pee wrapped it up by winning the MX1class.

 Team captain Maxime van pee lauded his charges for the fight despite the unconducive environment.

Provisional Results

MX50cc

Miguel Katende 57

Ramathan Mubiru 54

Liam Ntale 30

65cc

Gift Ssebuguzi (UG) 60

Tanav Choda  (KEN) 49

Ateete Wahome (KEN)32

85cc

Alex Kandie (KEN) 57

Waleed Omar (UG) 48

Jeremiah Mawanda (UG) 41

Milton Akaki (UG) 39

MX125cc

Fortune Ssentamu (UG) 60

Wazir Omar (UG) 44

Kylan Wekesa (UG) 41

Ali Omar (UG) 32

MX1 Class

Maxime Van Pee (UG) 57

Shivam Vinayak (KEN) 54

Walter Kuria (KEN)

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Uganda on course

By Our media team

Miguel and Jonathan Katende in action at the FIM CAC in Nairobi

Nairobi Kenya: It was a wet a slipey and muddy track, but visitors uganda could not Kenya to take advantage of the home turf in the final round of the FIM Central Africa Motocross Championship.

In the 50 cc class It was Miguel Katende, Ramathan Mubiru, Liam Ntale taking the 1,2,3 position in the first Heat on Saturday .

In the 65 cc Gift sebuguzi still beat a stiff opposition from the host to win the first heat, while in the 85cc class, Waleed Omar, Jeremaih Mawanda anf Milton Akaki took thefirst fouth and fifth positions respectively.

Ali omar Yasser in action

In the MX125 cc class, Fortune Ssentamu and sali Omar Yasser took a 1,2 and Kylan Wekesa camer fourth in another race dominated by Uganda, which gives hope that Team Uganda will retain the trophy for the seven -time runnung.

Omulangira Jeremaih Mawanda in action at FIM CAC

In the MX1 class Maxime Van pee won the race followed by Kenya;s Shivam Vinayak , while George Sserugunda missed out on scoring after failing to make 75% of the Race in theMX1 class.

Fortune Sentamu in action.

Team Uganda is spomnsored by Uganda Lodges, National Council of Sports and Lato Milk