Simon 'The Computer' Lubulwa on the pool table. He will also take part in the Masaka pool tournament Credit: Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE
[/media-credit] Bob Trubish of HotPool club Credit: Facebook

When the Pool Association of Uganda (PAU) convenes their elective assembly at the start of May 2017, three contestants shall are ready to compete for presidency.

Umar Mutaaya, who has been serving as vice president for the outgoing executive led by Farouk Kisuze Wamala, is one of the three contestants.

The other two are HotPool’s Bob Trubish, one of the celebrated umpires and Ibanda based Byenfi Kakuru.

In an exclusive interview with Kawowo Sports on Friday, Mutaaya expressed the desire for the top seat as to consolidate the achievements registered by the executive he has been serving for the previous term in office.

He targets more professionalization of the game among other goals when given the mandate;

Yes, I will be standing for presidency.

I want to further polish up the image of Pool players, ensure more professionalization of the game, organize more and better competitions and uphold the legacy of Pool among the sporting disciplines in the country as well as lobby for the national teams (both the men and women pool Cranes sides) to have better facilitation from the Government and private stake holders.

Club Klein’s Peter Kyobe will be tussling it out with friend Dennis Ngobi of Scrap Buyers for the Publicity Secretary post.

Pool Association of Uganda will go to polls during the Elective Assembly to be held on 7th May 2017.

There 27 eligible clubs that will take part in the elections.

Each club will send in two representatives who will vote for the respective posts.

The elections had been scheduled for January 2017 but were not successful after a number of people petitioned citing some irregularities.

Since then, an interim committee of 5 was granted the mandate to run the body temporarily as they clean up the house ahead of the fresh elections.

The Pool season is expected to cue-off this coming month with the National Leagues (top tier, women and second division).

Already behind schedule, the famous Easter Cup tourney was skipped in the normalization process.

Ear marked competitions:

Focus will now dwell upon the Kampala Open, Leagues, Independence Tournament, Club knockouts, National Pool Championship, Pool Queen and the prestigious Christmas Cup.

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

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