Nairobi Club Squash Invitational
- 2nd – 4th March 2018
- At Nairobi Club
Four Ugandan Squash players have been invited for the Nairobi Invitational tournament.
The four players include seed one Michael Raymond Kawooya, Ian Rukunya Kajubu, Paul Kasirye Kadoma and Patience Ankunda.
Kawooya confirmed the invitation to Kawowo Sports;
Uganda Squash and Rackets Association landed an invitation to take part in the prestigious Nairobi Invitational Tournament. Four players will represent Uganda at the tournament.
Kenya will have a lion’s share of players sixty (60) from Eldoret, Nakuru, Mombasa and the host city, Nairobi.
The other invited countries are; Nigeria (with six players), Uganda (four), Rwanda (two) and one player apiece from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zambia and the United Kingdom.
According to the tournament director, Yvonne Wangui Machira, there are four catergories that will be vied for at the four-day championship.
The categories include; Open Men and Women, Juniors (U-18), Seniors (Over 35 years), Veterans (Over 45 years) as well as the Vintages (Over 55 years)
The tournament will get underway on the 2nd March and climax on 4th March 2018 at Nairobi club.
This will be the second international event for Kasirye and Kadoma after taking part in the 2018 Fitlink Open held at the Fitlink & Meeting Centre Club in Hasslet, Belgium.
The tournament was won by Dutchman, Piedro Schweertman who overcame countryman Dylan Bennett 3-1.
Ugandans Kawooya won two games as he bowed out at the second round and Kasirye bowed out in the qualification round.
The Ugandan players are in training ahead of the championship and they will depart by the end of the month.