Sunday July 6 2014

Team Uganda set their target on top ten finish



Uganda’s table tennis team going to the 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this month wants to better their ranking which currently stands at 12th.

Local top seed Kevin Mafabi will skipper the team of six which has Gilton Chelibe and Ronald Nyaika as the men.
Aminah Lukaya, Aminah Namaganda and Ludia Natunga are the females on the team.

“We want to improve Uganda’s rankings at the meet, we finished 12th last time in New Delhi,” Mafabi told Sunday Monitor.
“A quarterfinal finish will see us in the top eight, but a top 10 finish is more realistic” he added.

George Yiga replaces Jonathan Waisada as coach; the latter was coach at the last meet.

“He (Waisada) never gave us chance to express our self,” Mafabi reckoned. “He wanted us to play textbook table tennis, whenever we tried to apply offensive tactics he would say we are showing off.” “Yiga listens and gives us freedom to express ourselves.”