2019 UMEA Games recieved Shs 6.48M from Tropical Bank Uganda Limited (Photo: David Isabirye)
2019 UMEA Games recieved Shs 6.48M from Tropical Bank Uganda Limited (Photo: David Isabirye)

2019 UMEA Muslim Solidarity Games:

19th – 22nd April

  • Host: Kasawo Islamic S.S
  • Games: Football (Boys and Girls), Netball (Girls), Volleyball (Boys and Girls), Handball (Boys and Girls), Table Tennis, Badminton (Boys and Girls)

The 2019 UMEA Muslim Solidarity Games have received a major financial boost days to kick off on Good Friday.

The games that bring together muslim funded schools received financial support UGX 6.8 M (Six Million Eight Hundred and forty Thousand shillings) from Tropical Bank Uganda Limited, a key partner for the previous three editions.

A dummy cheque was officially presented to the UMEA Sports organising committee chairman Hajji Twahil Kiteezaala, who was flanked by other members on the committee – Hajji Hussein Lwembawo  (general secretary) and Ayub Khalifa (publicity secretary).

Dr. Sulaiman Lujja, the Manager Islamic banking at Tropical bank was joined by Johnson Galabuzi (head of retail banking), Solomon Rachkara (Sales and Marketing) and other bank officials graced the brief handover.

I commend the organisers of the 2019 UMEA Muslim Solidarity Games for continually having improved the Games. As Tropical Bank, we are focused to improve on the sponsorship. We urge our customers to also continue supporting us as we promote the flagship campaign of Tropi-Hijja

Dr Sulaiman Lujja, manager Islamic Banking, Tropical Bank
Dr Sulaiman Lujja (Photo: David Isabirye)

Hajji Kiteezala in his submission lauded Tropical Bank for the financial offer, for now three years in a row.

He also pledged to make the games better given the early preparations undertaken.

I thank Tropical Bank Uganda Limited for the support for now three years. We are ready to host successful games come this year Kasawo Islamic. Close to 50 schools have confirmed

Hajji Twahil Kiteezala

The Director Kaswo Islamic Secondary school Hajji Kajaya Khasim,  Hajji Siraje Sendi representing the General Secretary of UMEA also attended the ceremony.

A number of trophies, medals and certificates will be given to the exceling teams and individuals.

The sporting disciplines that will be competed in are football (girls and boys), volleyball (girls and boys), handball (girls and boys), netball (girls), Table Tennis, and Badminton (Boys and Girls).

This year’s Games will be hosted by Kasawo Islamic Secondary School starting on Good Friday, 19th April through to Easter Monday 22nd April 2019.

The reporting day for all schools is Thursday, 18th April 2019 before the games off the next day.

Last year, Nkoma S.S in Mbale successfully hosted the games whose overall winner was Kibuli S.S.

Respective Winners for 2018 in Mbale:

Table Tennis

  • Girls: Mbogo Mixed
  • Boys: Mbogo Mixed


  • Girls: Kibuli SS
  • Boys: Kibuli SS


  • Girls: Kinawa High Mugongo
  • Boys: Mbogo Mixed


  • Girls: Kibuli S.S
  • Boys: Kibuli S.S


  • Ngando Wamala S.S


  • Girls: Kawempe Muslim SS
  • Boys: Bulo Parents

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

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