MP Michael Kakembo kicks the ball at Works Playground Entebbe


Hon Kakembo: "I therefore encourage you to maintain the training, have the right diet and get enough rest. Sports is a multi-billion industry today and this a short cut to breaking the chains of poverty."

The Member of Parliament for Entebbe Municipality Hon. Michael “Mbwateekamwa” Kakembo has tipped the youth upon paying the keenest attention to detail in the development process of their talents.

Hon Kakembo has urged the youth to remain disciplined at all times, front training, eat the right foods, have enough rest and remain focused.

The National Unity Platform (NUP) leaning politician made the remarks as he officiated during the end of his own sports tournament at Entebbe Works playground in the heart of Entebbe town.

MP Michael Kakembo congratulates Kitubulu captain Lukeman Kalule

Katabi – Kitubulu village emerged victorious in both the football and netball competitions that attracted 19 villages with the two divisions from Entebbe Municipality (A and B).

In football finale, Katabi – Kitubulu overcame Kiggungu 3-2 in post-match penalties after normal time had ended one-goal apiece.

During the netball final, Katabi – Kitubulu was also triumphant, winning 11-05 over the Seven Eagles from Bugonga village. (Seven Eagles).

MP Kakembo hands over a trophy to Kitubulu netball captain

I am very impressed by the turn up of the Entebbe people in the Hon. Michael Kakembo sports tournament. This is a platform to identify and develop talented sportsmen. Sports today is a lucrative business that can turn around lives of many in families and communities. I therefore encourage you to maintain the training, have the right diet and get enough rest. Sports is a multi-billion industry today and this a short cut to breaking the chains of poverty.

Hon. Michael Kakembo, Member of Parliament – Entebbe Municipality
Entebbe Municipality MP Hon. Michael Kakembo hands over the trophy to Kitubulu Football team captain Lukeman Kalule at Works playground, Entebbe town

He also urged them to safe guard against the scourge of HIV/AIDS.

“You also need to safe guard against HIV/AIDS which is a serious killer today.” He cautioned vehemently.

Hon. Kakembo lauded all the players and area leaders from the 19 villages in both Division A (13) and B (6), promising an even more vibrant championship in 2023.

Leaders applaud the players moments before kick-off

Other political leaders within Entebbe also graced the well-attended finale.

These included the Deputy Mayor Entebbe Municipality Hon. Charles Kabwama, Division B speaker Phiona Namutebi, Division A speaker Kafeero, councillors and other area leaders.

Besides the glittering trophy, Katabi – Kitubulu was also rewarded with giant Bull, gold medals, set of jerseys and a ball.

The runners-up (Kiggungu) received a He-Goat, Silver medals, set of jerseys and a ball.

The bull given to the Katabi – Kitubulu village
MP Kakembo hands over a He-Goat to Kitubulu netball team captain

Lunyo Central finished third in the football tournament to take bronze medals, a He-Goat and a ball.

Katabi-Kitubulu netball team was rewarded with a trophy, He-Goat and set of netball kit.

More sports disciplines as boxing, running, ludo and other events will be added for the 2023 edition.

Netball action at Works playground during the 2022 Hon. Kakembo sports tournament in Entebbe
A Kiggungu player kicks the ball during the tense post-match penalty shoot-out

2022 MP Kakembo Sports Tournament (Entebbe Municipality):

Football Final:

  • Katabi – Kitubulu 1 (3) – 1 (2) Kiggungu

Netball Final:

  • Katabi – Kitubulu 11-05 Bugonga (Seven Eagles)
Trophies, jerseys, medals, balls and other prizes were given to the exceling teams as well as players

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

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