- Event: 2017 UMEA Games
- Date: 14th – 17th April
- Venue: Welden High School, Mbarara
Mbarara based Welden High School will host the 2017 Uganda Muslim Education Association (UMEA) solidarity games.
The chairperson of the games sports committee, Hajji Twahil Kiteezala confirmed the development to Kawowo Sports.
Welden High School in Mbarara will host the 2017 UMEA Games.
We expect over 70 schools that will take part in football, netball, handball and volleyball
The Games are organized for all Muslim founded schools in Uganda.
Welden High school director Yasin Mugabi expressed gratitude for the organizing committee having trusted his school to host such prestigious games.
Mugabi, in an exclusive interview told Kawowo Sports;
It gives us special pride that we shall host the UMEA Games for 2017. We have done all the necessary preparations to see that the games are successfully and peacefully held.
The sports facilities are all in shape with the accommodation amenities all in place to host our visitors.
This is a special moment for the people of Mbarara to host the games.
Like it was at the previous edition held in Masaka, women football will also be played.
Some of the expected schools:
The host school will be joined by a series of schools as record winners Kibuli S.S, Kasawo, Kakungulu Memorial, Masaka S.S, Mawogola High, Sseke S.S, Nakatete S.S, Kibenge High, Kikungwe S.S, Kadugala S.S, BK Memorial, Kawempe Muslim S.S, London College, Gombe, Luyanzi College – Bweyogerere, Mbogo Mixed, Kinawa High, Bulo Parents, Kibale S.S, Bwala S.S, Waggwa Memorial, Lukaya, Lutengo, Kawanda S.S, Masaka Islamic Central among others.
In a related development, distant up-country schools from as far as Kasese and Yumbe have also expressed interest.
Football (boys and girls), netball (girls only), volleyball (boys and girls) and handball (boys and girls) are the confirmed games on menu.
Kibuli S.S is the overall defending champion.
Football: Kibuli Ss
Netball: London College
Handball: (Boys)-Kakungulu Memorial School-Kibuli
Handball: (Girls) Gombe ss
Volleyball: (Boys) Kinawa High-Kawempe
Volleyball: (Girls) Kinawa High- Mugongo
Mukono Parents 30 (45) – 30 (47) Ngando
Kawanda S.S 29 – 17 Bulo Parents
Kibuli S.S 30-25 Kadugala S.S
Gombe S.S 27-20 Masaka S.S
Ngando 22-26 Kibuli S.S
Kawanda S.S 29-17 Gombe
Finals: Kawanda S.S 16-21 Kibuli S.S
Kibuli S.S 29 – 12 Wagwa High
Kakungulu Memorial 15-14 Gombe
Third Place Match: Wagwa High 17-25 Gombe
Finals: Kibuli S.S 16-21 Kakungulu
Bulo Parents 0-3 Masaka S.S
Kibuli Juventus 1 (4) – 1 (5) Welden High, Mbarara
Bwikya 0 (4) – 0 (5) Wagwa High
Kibuli Flamingo 0-5 Kakungulu Memorial
Welden High 0 (3) – 0 (1) Kakungulu Memorial – Kako S.S ground
Wagwa High 0-2 Masaka S.S – Technical Ground (Scorers: Joseph Jjanjali, Isaac Ogwang)
Final: Masaka S.S 1-0 Welden High
Girls Football (Semi-finals):
Kawempe Muslim 0-1 Kakungulu Memorial – Gayaza play ground
Masaka S.S 2-0 Gadafi Intergrated – Masaka Recreational
Final: Masaka S.S 1-0 Kakungulu Memorial (Goal scorer: Catherine Nakiridde -16thminute)
Boys Final: Mbogo Mixed 3-0 Luyanzi College, Bweyogerere
Set Scores: 25-23, 25-21, 25-20
Girls Final: Kawempe Muslim 0-3 Kinawa Mugongo
Set Scores: 20-25, 18-25, 19-25