The giant leap to Uganda’s steady fast journey as the East and Central Rowing super power has been finally boosted as the world’s rowing body, FISA has confirmed Uganda’s Rodrick Muhumuza as a FISA regional educator in charge of the East, Central and Great Lakes region.

“I am excited but I hope, am ready for the huge task at hand to see the sport of rowing grow in Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo Brazzaville, Mozambique and Zambia”, the soft spoken Muhumuza revealed to Kawowo sports shortly after FISA confirmed his new post on Wednesday morning.

He has a wide range of knowledge for rowing having travelled vastly for various rowing competitions, courses and activities as far as concerning rowing development are related.

Muhumza, born and bred from the lake side town of Luzira, a Kampala City suburb, situated on the shores of Lake Victoria has had special rowing training from Kenya, South Africa and recently participated in the African rowing championships as coach for team Uganda.

Among his new tasks bestowed upon him will be to see the sport introduced to the named countries, monitor its progress and growth as well as help in the recruitment of rowers and the sport instructors.

He was instrumental towards the successful organization of the recently concluded East and Central Africa rowing competitions held at Kisubi beach (won by Maroons rowing club).

“Uganda is also a rowing learning nation and It will be incumbent upon corporation from all stake holders and sponsors to see rowing taken to a another level all together and spread to all parts of Uganda”, adds Muhumuza, a FISA Level 2 coach, who is also the national team coach and a cox member on the quadruple competition boat.

Muhumuza is the publicity secretary on the Uganda Rowing Federation executive and a consultant on the technical issues of the sport.

Congs and Success Coach Muhumuza.

David Isabirye

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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