Four Ugandans for All Africa event in Namibia
Posted Friday, January 11 2013 at 02:00
Squash. The local federation is however Shs40m short to ensure that the four-man team make the trip.
Top seed Michael Kawooya will lead a four-man team to Windhoek, Namibia for the All Africa Squash Championship slated for January 22-27.
The Uganda Squash and Rackets Association-selected team also has Ian Rukunya (seed two), Brian Okumu (seed three) and Paul Kadoma, who is seed number four.
Derek Banyu will coach the outfit that will be charged with flying the national flag high whereas veteran administrator Simon Kajubu is the team manager.
“This is a very good opportunity for Uganda,” said Kawooya, who was earlier this week nominated as 2012 Uspa Squash Player of Year.
“Uganda last took part in this event in 1992 and we will use this tournament as part of our preparation for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.”
Over 12 countries including South Africa, Kenya, Zambia, Angola, Uganda and hosts Namibia among other countries shall take part in the event.