Squash players take a selfie at Kampala Club Limited courts holding Kabaka Mutebi's portrait
Some of the international players with Michael Kawooya (fourth from right) before departing for Tororo (Photo: David Isabirye)
  • Event: 2019 USRA Open Squash Tournament:
  • Dates: 19th – 21st April
  • Venue: At Rock Classic Hotel, Tororo

All attention in the domestic Squash spheres will shift to 2019 Uganda Squash and Racket Association (USRA) open tournament at the newly opened Rock Classic Hotel in Eastern Uganda, Tororo.

The tournament has attracted local players and as many international players from as far as the United Kingdom.

At least $ 8200 (Shs. 30,340,000) prize money is ear marked to be won by the exceling performers.

Since Wednesday, the international legion has been checking into the country with rehearsal sessions at the Kampala Club Limited premises before departure to Tororo later on Thursday afternoon.

Uganda’s top seed, Michael Raymond Kawooya acknowledges the bold fact that these international players bring healthy competition, vigour and steam to this championship.

We are honored to have the 2019 USRA open squash tournament at Rock Classic Hotel in Tororo where brand new courts will be unveiled with state of art facilities. The big international players that have made it will definitely push the local players.

Michael Raymond Kawooya
Michael Raymond Kawooya (Photo: David Isabirye)

Kawooya will lead the cast of domestic players. Others are Paul Kadoma, Paul Kasirye, Samuel Kyagulanyi, Micah Gaalay,  Frank Mandela Aliho,  Mark Kivumbi, Jonathan Mwegamire, Isa E – Sir,  Owen Agaba, Aggrey N. Musinguzi Mark, Edwin Mpoza, Joel Kasibante, Oscar Mugabi, Abraham  Matovu, Lawrence Matovu, Musa Matovu, Abdeel Kyezira, George Kasekende,Christopher Musaazi, Morris Bua among others.

The ladies are Bridget Umutoni, Joweria Mpomba, Jane Nababooba, Jackie Bazimudde, Pauline Agaba, Edith Wamala among others.

Kelvin Ndhlovu_Zambia Squash player (Photo: David Isabirye)

The foreign players are Tanzania’s Nehemia  Malongo,  Zambian team Men, Kelvin Ndhlovu, Manda Chambwe, Mitchel Mwanza,  Enos Mwale,  Frank Wabo, Christopher Mulubwa, Tenda Boti, Paul  Chanda, Kundanji Kalengo, Mwansa Chilesa and Ken Mwape (based in South Africa).

The Zambian ladies are Musa Diana, Abigail, Christine Mwachambo, Bruce Habeenzu Chikabuka (coach).

South African based Zambia’s Ken Mwape (Photo: David Isabirye)

This tournament is expected to be competitive because it has attracted the best players from all over. Lets wait for the event but I am more than ready

Ken Mwape, Zambian

Nigeria’s seed three Garba Abullateef Enimakure, from Apapa Squash club in Lago also traveled.

Garba Abdulateef Enimakene is Nigeria’s seed three (Photo: David Isabirye)

It is a big pleasure to be in Uganda. I am looking forward the tournament

Garba Abdulateef Enimakene, Nigerian

Thomas David Ford is from the United Kingdom in Bristol and Ahmed Hazen from Egypt.

UK based Thomas David Ford (Photo: David Isabirye)

It is a pleasure to be back in Africa having played in South Africa, Egypt and Kenya. This Ugandan event will be good and competitive.

Thomas David Ford, England

Kenyan team confirmed list has Jimmy Dalidi, Muqtadir Nimji, Bruce Jusa, Billy Jusa, Aston Guto, Huxyle Lusasi, Brian Were, Leon Keya, Grant Rugarama and a lady player, Jane Njeri.

The overall male and female winners will each take home a cool $ 1500 as prize money.

The cash prize will be distributed up to quarter finalists for men and semi-final level for the women.

Prize Money Break down:


  • Winner: $ 1500
  • Runners Up: $ 1200
  • Semi-finalists: $ 500 each
  • Quarter Finalists: $ 200


  • Winner: $ 1500
  • Runners up: $ 1200
  • Semi-finalists: $ 500 each
M.D of Rock Classic Hotel Isa Bbale talks to the media (Photo: David Isabirye)

We as Rock Classic Hotel in Tororo are delighted to be hosting such an international event. The facilities are ready and we are longing to recieve the guests.

MD, Rock Classic Hotel, Isa Bbale

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

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