Kampala. That woodball is one of the most organized and fastest growing sports in Uganda is not in doubt.
The sport which was introduced in the country in 2005 has made giant strides including setting up of a woodball manufacturing equipment plant in Ndejje.
The sport has as such been able to attract various sponsors over the years including a partnership with the Chinese government.
The partnership is now set to bear even more fruits after the Chinese Ambassador Zheng Zhuqiang promised more backing to Uganda Woodball Federation (UWBF).
“Mr Weng (Ming-Hui) is a very enthusiastic man in this kind of sport we need such people. I met him last year and think you are similar with your enthusiasm in this sport,” Ambassador Zheng said of the international federation president and UWBF.
“We will continue to support Uganda Woodball federation as you mentioned you need some equipment and you can write a letter to me. There is a saying that we you should support those who support themselves and you are worth being supported,” he said while at a visit to the federation offices in Mengo and plant yesterday.
His remarks came after UWBF president Paul Mark Kayongo revealed the need to overhaul the existing machinery at the plant that has a production capacity of 10 sets of equipment a day.
Overhauling the existing machinery will enable us produce 50 sets of equipment per day,” Kayongo explained at the function that was also attended by assistant General Secretary (technical) at National Council of Sports David Katende.