The Uganda Muslim Education Association (Umea) ball games will attract its biggest number of participants after 75 schools, confirmed participation in this year’s tournament.
According to Hajji Twahil Kiteezala the chairperson of the games, 22 will come from host district Masaka for the competition that will for the first time in its 18 year history include girls’ football.
The competition to be played over the Easter weekend also got a financial boost yesterday after soft drinks company Pepsi offered Shs 5m towards the smooth running of this year’s edition at a function held at Kibuli SS.
“The gesture extended to Umea this year and last year is a testament of a long standing commitment towards developing sports in the country,” Pepsi Brand Executive, Tracy Kakuru noted at the event.
Kiteezala meanwhile appreciated the timely offer with a call for continued support.
“I thank Pepsi for this offer which is timely. In line with the Games’ philosophy of celebrating God’s favour unto humanity, we hope these games help our country realize the sporting dreams that we cherish,” he stated.