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Umea Solidarity Games: Kawanda SS Express Readiness To Host 8th Edition

The 2020 Uganda Muslim Education Association ( UMEA) solidarity games will be held at Kawanda SS in the Easter Weekend of April 9-13.

This will be the eighth edition since the games were bundled as one Championship in 2013.

This will be the third time that Kawanda SS are hosting the games after 2005 and 2011.

Kawanda Headmistress Madam Hadijja Nassali. Stephen Mayamba photo

“We are honoured to have been given a chance to host these games,” said Kawanda Headmistress Madam Hadijja Nassali. “We have big interest in sports. We have seen so many leaping big from the talent, and we want to give the students a platform.”

“We have two sports grounds, gazetted fields for handball, basketball, volleyballs games and others. We have prepared our students to compete favourably because we target to take the overall trophy.”

Kawanda SS, a private Boys and Girls Secondary School.

The last edition, hosted at Kasawo Islamic SS, saw Kawanda SS finish fourth overall.

Mbogo Mixed are the defending champions after scooping three medals (2 gold). Kakungulu and Kawempe came second and third.

“We want to promote moslem schools, promote inclusiveness and prepare UMEA schools for national games,” Hajji Twahil Kitezaala, the chairperson of the organising committee.

Kitezaala also revealed that the theme for this year’s edition will be ensuring environments safety, where they will focus on planting trees.

Six disciplines – Football, Volleyball, Netball, Handball, Badminton and Table Tennis – will be competed in.

Hajji Hussein Lwembawo Kyagulanyi, General Secretary Umea Sports Committee, commented Basketball and Woodball may be added if everything goes on plan.

About 45 school boys team. 35 Netball teams among others are expected to register.

The officials added that non bonifide students are not allowed to take part.

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