Usama Sserugga attacks Rashid Mulungi during a male boxing contest (Photo: David Isabirye)
Harriet Ayiochan battling Rehema Namiga (seated on the grass) during a ladies boxing contest (Photo: David Isabirye)

Councilor Kibirige Easter Sports Festival 2019

Football final:

  • Nakiwogo Boda Boda 0 (4) – 0 (2) King Fisher

Boxing Bouts:

  • Rehema Namiga Beat Harriet Ayiochan
  • Precious Mushabire Beat Joanita Nakato
  • Ernest Kiwanuka Beat Dennis Ssenkubuge
  • Frank Kahande Beat Moses Lubwama
  • Usama Sserugga Beat Rashid Mulungi (Knock out)
Usama Sserugga attacks Rashid Mulungi during a male boxing contest (Photo: David Isabirye)

The third edition of the Councillor Kibirige Easter sports festival was successfully held at the Entebbe Comprehensive Secondary School play ground in Nakiwogo, Kiwafu ward, Division B Entebbe Municipality on Easter Sunday.

Just like for the previous editions, the residents in Nakiwogo were engaged in football and boxing contests.

In the thrilling boxing duels, Rehema Namiga out-muscled Harriet Ayiochan and Precious Mushabire overcame Joanita Nakato in the female bouts that were determined by points decisions.

The male contests witnessed  Usama Sserugga knock out Rashid Mulungi in the first round.

Other male bouts had Ernest Kiwanuka beat Dennis Ssenkubuge and Frank Kahande overcame Moses Lubwama.

In the football final, Nakiwogo Boda Boda stage were 4-2 winners in a tense penalty shoot-out over King Fisher after normal time had ended all square at goal-less.

The football final between King Fisher and Nakiwogo Boda Boda at Entebbe Comprehensive S.S play ground (Photo: David Isabirye)

The winning team (Nakiwogo Boda Boda) was rewarded by a glittering trophy and a brand new set of jerseys.

The Nakiwogo Boda Boda players receive their trophy and set of jerseys (Photo: David Isabirye)

Each of the individual winners in the boxing bouts was rewarded with a gold medal.

Rehema Namigga of Entebbe Lake View Club shows off her gold medal (Photo: David Isabirye)

 According to the architect behind this sports festival, area Councilor Tadeo Kibirige, these games are to help spot promising talents that can help be developed as well as foster unity among the residents.

Sports is of benefit because it helps to unite the people regardless of political affiliation or race. Also, this festival has helped to scout raw talents that can be developed further.

Councillor Kibirige Tadeo
The invited guests inspect the teams before kick off of the final (Photo: David Isabirye)

This year’s Nakiwogo sports festival was also graced by the Entebbe Municipality deputy mayor Richard Ssenyondo, Maggwa Ssali (DP spokesman in Entebbe) and other local leaders.

Such initiatives help in the development of sports from the grass-roots. I thank the main organizer, Councillor Kibirige and the other people who have helped.

Richard Ssenyondo, Entebbe Deputy Mayor
Entebbe Deputy Mayor Richard Ssenyondo (holding the microphone) was the chief guest. (Photo: David Isabirye)
Entebbe DP Spokesperson Maggwa Ssali (Photo: David Isabirye)

Last year, Saviour football team won the tournament.

David Isabirye

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

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