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Budo League returns for season 3

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Budo League returns for season 3

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The Budo League, a nine-a-side football tournament for Kings College Budo old students, is back for the third season. The new season which kicked off on Sunday at the Kyadondo Rugby Grounds returns with big changes as they have announced a new league format.

Previously, the league was based on a house-format limiting the number of participating teams to only seven (the number of houses/dormitories at Kings College Budo) but will now be based on the year-of-graduating system.

According to Harold Atukwatse, the Chairperson Budo League, the new changes are aimed at bringing together Budonians of all generations in a mutual and socially beneficial way.

“The newly adopted system makes the competition more inclusive while also providing an opportunity for growth of the league,” he explained. “In our previous format, we had only seven teams which were formed according to the houses. But with the year system, there are very many years which means there is potential to grow into a much bigger tournament.”

The new season which is expected to run for the next 5 months with fixtures to be played every weekend will feature 12 teams namely; Accumlators (’03), Massape (’04), Thazobalo (’05), Centurions (’06), Jubilewos (’07), Quadballo (’08), Basuunzi (’09), Midnight Express (’10), Takoradi (’11), Abacuba (’12), Peaky Blinders (’14), and Galacticos (’15).

Meanwhile, the league will also be giving back to the community. They will be supporting “Soo Many Stories”, a children’s literacy programme organisation that runs an initiative geared towards growing the reading culture among children.

As a league, they will engage in the campaign to promote literacy alongside Soo Many Stories and will on many occasions’ volunteer personnel, logistics and funds to help in the running of the initiative.

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Kabaka Run 2019 edition launched

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Airtel Uganda in partnership with the Buganda Kingdom has launched the 2019 edition of the annual Airtel Kabaka run at the Buganda Kingdom offices in Bulange Mengo. The 2019 Kabaka Run will be held on April 7, 2019 and the tickets are already on sale at Shs10,000.

Speaking at the launch of the Run, Airtel Uganda Managing Director Mr. V.G. Somasekhar thanked the Buganda Kingdom for the unique opportunity and called upon Ugandans to, as always, join in the noble cause to alleviate the Sickle Cell Disease through participating in the Run. “In line with our three-year theme, we intend to continue driving awareness about the Sickle Cell Disease. Last year, we donated over 140,000 sickle cell testing kits to Uganda National Health Laboratory Services, procured from the proceeds of this prestigious run,” he said.

The Katikkiro of Buganda, Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga thanked Airtel Uganda for taking a keen interest in the development of Ugandan communities. “With poor health, there is not much that one can do. We are working tirelessly with committed partners such as Airtel Uganda and other partners to ensure that we improve persistent and yet avoidable health problems, then we can focus on other community development issues,” he noted.

Participants will be flagged off in Lubiri Mengo by His Majesty the Kabaka for the 5km, 10kms and 21km routes.

The Kabaka run – an annual event celebrated to mark the King’s birthday – is part of a partnership that the telecommunications giant has with the Buganda Kingdom to sponsor four of their most important activities; the Kabaka’s birthday Run, Kabaka’s birthday celebration, the Kabaka’s coronation as well as Eid El Fitri. Airtel Uganda also sponsors the Masaza Cup – the Buganda kingdom football tournament.

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Tusker Malt Golf Series six-course adventure comes to an end

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The Tusker Malt Golf Series which started in October last year concluded in style at the Uganda Golf Club (UGC) on Saturday, with riveting action on the course and a 19th hole experience to remember, which featured a performance by Janzi Band.

The tournament, a new addition to the local golf calendar, attracted over 1,000 golfers to enjoy a unique golfing adventure, traversing six golf courses (UGC, Jinja, Mbarara, Palm Valley, Serena Kigo, and Tooro).

After nearly five months of action, Saturday was the day of reckoning as the popular golf series returned to the course where it all started, at UGC for the grand finale where Peace Kabasweka proved too good for the rest to claim the prize for the top male golfer of the series.

Peace Kabasweka finished top of the board in the female golfers’ category, while Paul Ndyaguma took the gongs in the male golfers’ section. The winners earned themselves an all-expenses paid trip each to Pattaya, Thailand.

“It has been an exciting journey. Tusker Malt and golf have a relationship that runs very deep and we are pleased that as a premium lager we were able to put together an equally first-class golf tournament which has been vastly successful,” said Cathy Twesigye, UBL’s Brand Manager, Premium Beers.

The six winners now head to Thailand, which boasts over 250 golf courses with about 20 of the best golf courses situated in Pattaya. This makes it the premium destination for golfers from around the world.

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Team Zama win Friday Night Lights season 8

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Team Zama receiving their cash prize.

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The 8th season of Friday Night Lights (FNL) which climaxed on Friday saw Team Zama crowned champions.

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Team Zama emerged victorious in a hotly-contested game against Team Ikong after managing to a nail shot in the dying seconds of the final. Team Zama won the exciting final 21-20 and was awarded a cash prize of Shs1.5M while first runners up Team Ikong bagged Shs1M.

Even the second and third runners up did not go with bare pockets as Team Flirsh and Team Madol got Shs500,000 and Shs250,000 respectively. Team Flirsh beat Madol 21-17 in the third playoff tie.

The evening was not short on fun and entertainment as DJ Simples treated revellers to the best music as the games went on with a crowning performance from Nina Roz who excited fans when she stepped on stage to perform some of her hit songs like “Omuliro” and “Anayinama” among others.

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