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Wu Wei Ling wins 5th edition of the annual Netherlands Business Golf Cup

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Wu Wei Ling poses for a picture with his trophy on the podium.

Wu Wei Ling poses for a picture with his trophy on the podium.

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A total of 180 players gathered for the 5th edition of the annual Netherlands Business Golf tournament that took place on Saturday at the Kintante Golf Club. Wu Wei Ling emerged victorious in the Men’s category with 43 points and Brenda Maraka scored 39 points winning the women’s category.

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The tournament is sponsored by dfcu bank in partnership with the Dutch Embassy, KLM Airlines, VIVO Energy, Sadolin Paints and Shares. The intent of the tournament is to create a platform for members of Uganda’s business community in both the public and private sector to provide a networking opportunity with Dutch affiliated businesses.

The tournament teed off at 7:00 am as different golfers battled it out on the greens throughout the day. This was later culminated with an awards dinner to recognize the outstanding players of the tournament.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, dfcu Bank’s Chief Executive officer Mathias Katamba said, “dfcu bank has deep partnerships with the kingdom of the Netherlands, Dutch embassy and community. Looking at all the businesses participating here today, most of them have a connection to the Netherlands and Dutch community. This event is one of the many activities crowning the King’s birthday celebration which happened earlier, but also sports is a great way to bring people together especially around the subject of business. There is no better way to network than around sports. So we are very delighted to participate and will continue to sponsor this tournament.”

There was lots of excitement and joy after the winners were awarded their well-deserved prizes.

“I am very happy tonight for winning this tournament, it was quite competitive seeing that we have so many good golfers who participated. I extend my appreciation to the organizers and sponsors of the tournament,” said Wu Wei Ling.

There was excitement as the day’s champion was awarded for outstanding performance on the greens that enabled him to win the 2019 Netherlands Business Golf Cup. He received a Business class ticket to travel to any destination of his choice in Europe courtesy of KLM.

Last year’s overall winners were Rukundo Paul and Asiimwe Evelyn with 42 and 89 points respectively.

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Kabaka Run raises Ugx 494 million towards sickle cell awareness

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Airtel Uganda in partnership with the Buganda Kingdom has announced that Shs494 million was collected during the Airtel Kabaka Run.

The proceeds will be used to promote Sickle Cell Disease awareness as well as procure test kits.

“Shs200 million will go into buying test kits for screening Sickle Cell Disease awareness while Shs249 million will be channeled towards sensitization and awareness campaigns,” the Deputy Katikkiro of Buganda, Owek. Robert Waggwa said during the announcement made at the Buganda Kingdom offices in Bulange, Mengo.

“21% of the people in Buganda have sickle cells, one is either a carrier or has the disease. With these proceeds, we will be sensitizing people about the disease and also testing them,” he added.

Airtel Uganda Head of Brands and Communication Remmie Kisakye, thanked Ugandans for turning up in in big numbers for the run that happened on April 7, 2019 and reconfirmed Airtel’s commitment towards the fight against Sickle Cells Disease.

“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. We are on a positive trajectory and together we can create a healthy Uganda,” she said.

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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Race for new Singleton golf Challenge champion intensifies as quarter-finals get underway

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The dream of claiming the trophy for the first time will be the common denominator for all the eight ‘amateur category’ pairs (16 players) who will take to the green when the quarter-finals of the Singleton Match PlayChallenge get underway this Saturday, May 11 at the par-71 Entebbe Golf Course.

With defending champions Sheila Kesiime and Peace Kabasweka ejected at the third round of the competition last month by Samuel Kato and Charles Odere, it is anyone’s title for Season Three. Yet not even the winners of the inaugural season, Isaac Mariera and John Muchiri, can bid for a second triumph, as their journey was cut short at the same round last month, going down to the determined pair of Andrew Atuhaire and Geofrey Orach.

The elimination of both pairs of former champions means that this year the amateur category of the challenge is yet again certain to get a new pair of champs–just like it was last year when Peace and Sheila won. The prize for the champions is a trip to the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in January 2020.

In the mouth-watering quarter-final action this Saturday, the pair of Samuel Kato and Charles Odere will face off with yet another ladies team in Martha Babirye and Maureen Okura, who eliminated another much-fancied female team–Gloria Mbaguta and Evelyn Asiimwe. Wendy Angudeye/Doreen Mwesige will take on the winner between Tim Mwanda/Suubi Kiwanuka and Charles Hamya/Joseph Bogera.

In the pros section, the quarter finals will feature Herman ‘Deco’ Mutebi, Fred Wanzala, Robert Happy, Abraham Ainamani, Gerald Kabuye, Herman Mutawe, David Kamulindwa and Ronald Rugumayo. In their battle for the Shs50 million kitty, Mutebi will face Happy, Rugumayo takes on Wanzala, Ainemani challenges Kamulindwa, while Mutawe will lock horns with Kabuye.

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Bebe Cool’s Prophecy about Barcelona Comes True as They Fail to Qualify

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Bebe Cool could be Prophet Mbonye’s newest competitor.

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A few days ago Bebe Cool prophesied that Barcelona would not qualify for the Champions League final. But not many people took him serious.

Today Liverpool walloped Barcelona 4:0 bringing Bebe Cool’s prophecy to reality.

Bebe Cool also insists that Bobi Wine will never be president.

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