In a bid to convert new recruits for the sport of rowing in the country, Uganda Rowing Federation has embarked on a drive to take the water game to as many venues as possible.

This Saturday, Kabaka’s Lake in Ndeeba, Kampala will be the latest venue to host the sport in Uganda.

“The water at Kabaka’s Lake does not have any waves, so it helps the rowers sail with ease during practice”, Solomon Muwonge tells Kawowo Sports.

The rowing sport in Uganda has been only held on Lake Victoria at only three points; Miami Beach in Luzira, Garuga Country resort and Kisubi beach along Entebbe road.

“The Kabaka’s lake rowing center will be a great training center for rowers especially in the sprints’ events”, Muwonge adds. The Ndeeba center will also be used as a canoeing point.

Already, there are 4 training boats at the Ndeeba based center.  “We plan to reach as many places as possible, especially in Jinja and Entebbe”, Hamza Kahwa, President, Uganda Rowing Federation adds.

Earlier this year, Uganda hosted the East and Central clubs’ rowing regatta at the Kisubi center where Maroons rowing club scooped the most gold medals.

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

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