Media Sports Gala (Football, Athletics & Netball): Sunday, 13th October 2019

  • At Mandela National Stadium, Namboole

East Africa’s leading on-line sports website (Kawowo Sports Media) is set to take part in the first ever media sports gala slated for this Sunday, 13th October 2019 at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

Kawowo Sports was drawn in group F alongside New Vision, Smart 24, Radio Simba and Pearl FM.

Team skipper Isma “Ballack” Kiyonga remains unfazed by the group opponents and targets qualification to the knock out stages enroute to winning the overall championship.

“Kawowo Sports Media is determined to progress from the group F to the knock out round. In fact, we are our own opponents. We shall handle game per game depending on the opposition lined against us” Kiyonga stated.

Kiyonga will skipper a star studded side that also has Joseph Owino, Franklin Kaweru, Edgar Kazibwe, Musali, Joel Muyita, Andrew Darren Kyeyune, Ruth Owino, Sharifa Rama Namagooba, Ernest Akirobirungi, among others.

Ismael Kiyonga (right) celebrates a goal while on club duty in “Munich” Credit: © Kawowo Sports / JOHN BATANUDDE

The draws happened on Thursday, 10th October 2019 at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

Thirty media houses will compete in football (7 aside), Netball and Athletics during the day long gala.

Format of play:

The 30 teams were drawn in six groups of five companies apiece.

These will play round robin with the top two (with most points) qualifying for the round of 16.

Other groups:

NTV, Prime Radio, FUFA FM, Beat/Capital and Bukedde make up group A.

Group B has Daily Monitor, Guggude TV, Dream TV, Top Media and Kingdom Media.

The five teams in group C include; KFM, Radio Sapientia, Impact FM, Galaxy FM and Baba TV.

Group D has CMC, Spark TV, Bilal TV, Swift Sports and Sunrise.

Red Pepper, Radio 4, Baba FM, The Observer and NBS FM (Jinja) make up group E.

Some of the trophies that will be rewarded to the outstanding teams

Tournament By-laws:

The mode of play will be seven players per side with at least one lady.

Players and athletes will have company identification cards to avoid use of mercenaries.


As motivation, there are rewards that have been lined up.

These will range from trophies and  winner in all disciplines walking away with a giant trophy.


To ensure smooth progress of this gala, key partners have joined hands for affluent organization.

These include the hosts Mandela National Stadium, Namboole. Others are Uganda Breweries Limited, Betway, City Ambulance, Mandela Group of Companies as well as Legends Events and Hospitality.

Organizers display some of the trophies and balls

Besides networking, this media sports gala is an assured platform for the various media personnel to break off the tedious work routine and exercise as well.


Group A:

  • NTV
  • Prime Radio
  • Beat/Capital
  • Bukedde

Group B:

  • Daily Monitor
  • Gugude TV
  • Dream TV
  • Top Media
  • Kingdom Media

Group C:

  • KFM
  • Radio Sapientia
  • Impact FM
  • Galaxy FM
  • Baba TV

Group D:

  • CMC
  • Spark TV
  • Bilal TV
  • Swift Sports
  • Sunrise

Group E:

  • Red Pepper
  • Radio 4
  • Baba FM
  • The Observer
  • NBS FM (Jinja)

Group F:

  • Kawowo Sports
  • Smart 24
  • Radio Simba
  • New Vision
  • Pearl FM

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

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