Malik Kaliisa (right) swears in as the Uganda Kickboxing Federation for the rival faction

Malik Kaliisa has sworn in as the president of the Uganda Kickboxing Federation (UKF) rival faction.

Kaliisa was sworn in alongside five members of his executive in a ceremony witnessed by the media and some fighters at Centenary Park in Kampala.

Donned in a navy blue suit, white shirt with a red tie, Kaliisa wore dark sheds as he was sworn in by two lawyers Samson Kyomukama and Ukasaha Sekajja.

Abdul-Malick Kaliisa swears in

Other sworn in members were; Latif Walugembe as the deputy president, Charles Paddy Mugoya as general secretary, Khalid Tamale (treasurer), Sadat Yiga as organizing secretary and Lucky Kirenga as the publicity secretary.

Latif Walugembe shows off the sworn oath documentations at Centernary Park
Charles Paddy Mugoya takes the oath as general secretary
Khalid Tamale is treasurer
Sadat Yiga (holding the Holy Koran) swearing in as the organizing secretary at Centenary Park in Kampala on Tuesday, 21st January 2020

The event was officiated by two city lawyers, Counsel Samson Kyomukama and Counsel Ukasaha Sekajja of Kyomukama and company Advocates.

No member from the National Council of Sports (NCS) witnessed this event.

“We are here to witness a new dawn of kickboxing in Uganda. We are up to the task for service delivery” Kaliisa noted.

Members of the Uganda Kickboxing Federation (UKF) rival faction after swearing in

Kaliisa’s immediate task at hand is to reconcile with the rival forces to forge unity in the game, plan for as many domestic competitions, regional, continental and intercontinental events, buy four rings, build a kick boxing arena and ensure accountability of the federation funds.

The main stream wing of Uganda Kickboxing Federation (UKF) is headed by Patrick Luyonza.

Uganda Kickboxing Federation Executive (Rival Faction):

President: Malik Kaliisa

Deputy President: Latif Walugembe

General Secretary: Charles Paddy Mugoya

Treasurer: Khalid Tamale

Organizing Secretary: Sadat Yiga

Publicity Secretary: Lucky Kirenga

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

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