By Silvano Kibuuka
UGANDA squash top seed Michael Kawooya is up to winning the Nakuru Open tournament that rolls off this morning in the Kenyan city.
Last year Kawooya lost in the final of the same event but has vowed to beat the odds this time despite the late departure of the Uganda team.
The team of four left the country Thursday evening by road due to late confirmation of the event.
The group has Ian Rukunya and Paul Kadoma who lost in the semi-final last year. Brian Okumu is the fourth member of the contingent.
“The Nairobi event will boost our competition level ahead of the Parkland Open next month in Nairobi that attracts many international players. It’s the Kenyan events that will help determine our readiness for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games next year,” said team captain Kawooya.