Defending champions Masaka Secondary School have been granted a great opportunity to defend their crown after being chosen as hosts for the 2016 edition.

This was confirmed by the Chairman of the Uganda Muslim Education Association (UMEA) Hajji Twahil Kitezaala who also revealed that the games will run from 24th to 28th March.

“The road to UMEA Solidarity Games 2016 started at the closing ceremony of the 3rd edition in Kasawo where Masaka Secondary School was awarded the hosting rights,” he said.

“We are now deep into activities leading to 2016 climax,” he added.

Only Muslim founded Secondary Schools under their umbrella association UMEA take part in these Solidarity Games.

More than 30 schools are expected to take part in this year’s edition and will tussle it out in a variety of games which include Football (boys & girls, netball (Girls), handball (Boys & Girls) plus Volleyball (Boys & Girls).

Women football will be making the debut at the Games.

Over 2,000 students and 55 schools are expected in Masaka for the 2016 UMEA Games.

Pepsi, Rwenzori, City Tyres, FUFA supported the 2014 UMEA Games in Kasawo.

Below are the defending champions for the particular disciplines from the 2015 UMEA Games hosted by Kasawo Secondary School.

Football: Masaka SSS

Netball: Kibuli SS

Handball (Boys): Kibuli SS     

Handball (Girls): Mbogo High school

Volleyball (Boys): Gombe SS

Volleyball (Girls):   Kinaawa Mugongo 

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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