Some of the young girls on team Uganda away in Zanzibar Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

UMEA Solidarity Games 2017:



  • Final: Kibuli S.S 20-14 Mbogo High
  • Third Place: Gombe 11-08 Wagwa


  • Kibuli S.S 23-13 Gombe
  • Mbogo High 14-10 Wagwa


  • Kibuli – 8 Points
  • Kakungulu Memorial – 6 Points
  • Gombe S.S – 4 Points
  • Wagwa – 2 Points
  • Mbogo Mixed – 0 Point
[/media-credit] Boys handball action in the 2017 UMEA Games at Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Kibuli Secondary School won a Handball double in the 2017 Uganda Muslim Education Association (UMEA) games held at Welden and Nyamityanga in Mbarara.

The Kampala-based school triumphed in both the boys and girls categories.

Under the boys’ category, Kibuli won all their matches against Gombe, Wagwa, Mbogo Mixed and Kakungulu Memorial with 35 – 17, 36-07, 23-05 and 16-23 respectively.

Kibuli thus finished top with a maximum 8 points as Gombe took bronze with 4 points.

In the girl’s category, Kibuli defeated Gombe 20-14 after a physical contest.

Gombe were 11-08 winners against Wagwa to take the girl’s third place.

[/media-credit] Handball action in the 2017 UMEA games final between Kibuli and Mbogo High at Kakyeka Stadium in Mbarara Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Handball was one of the 6 sporting disciplines at the 2017 UMEA Solidarity games in Mbarara.

Other sports included football, volleyball, netball, table tennis and badminton

Table Tennis and Badminton were played for the first time in the history of the games.

Nyamitanga and Welden schools co-hosted the games only played by institutions with a Muslim foundation.

Boys Round robin Results:

  • Kibuli 23-05 Mbogo Mixed
  • Kibuli 16-13 Kakungulu Memorial
  • Wagwa 4-31 Kakungulu Memorial
  • Gombe 20-09 Mbogo Mixed
  • Gombe 20-11 Wagwa
  • Wagwa 20-14 Mbogo Mixed
  • Kibuli 35 – 17 Gombe
  • Kibuli 36-07 Wagwa
  • Kakungulu Memorial 19-11 Gombe

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

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