Sport
Ssentamu brings Kasese to a standstill
Publish Date: Jan 28, 2014
Ssentamu brings Kasese to a standstill
Yunus Ssentamu scored all of Cranes three goals at CHAN in South Africa. Photo by Mpalanyi Ssentongo
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Wilson Asiimwe

BUSINESS came to a standstill in Kasese Municipality as thousands of people poured onto the streets to welcome the Uganda Cranes striker Yunus Ssentamu who hails from Kasese District.

Traffic was brought to standstill as people mainly those who used to play with or watched him during his formative years as well as local leaders led by the district woman MP Winfred Kiiza and Kasese municipality mayor Godfrey Kabyanga.

People gathered at Rwimi Bridge and the braved the heavy sunshine from 10am to 4pm to welcome Ssentamu back home from South Africa where he scored all three of Cranes’ goals at the tournament.

"We are proud as the people of Kasese because this is the first time we are represented on the national team," said Winfred Kiiza the Kasese District woman MP who led the people to Rwimi to welcome him.

Kiiza urged the district council to reserve funds to promote sports activities saying that Ssentamu who grew up in Katwe Kabatooro town council had proved that he could thrive at the national level.

Ssentamu who plays for vipers FC in the FUFA Super League has played for several local clubs in Kasese including Katwe FC, Kasese Youth and Sun City FC before he left for the Buikwe-based side.

In the remote town of Katwe Kabatoro town council people jubilated throughout the night in appreciation for Ssentamu.

"We are happy because we have been known for salt but now we are also known for producing the first ever footballer in the district to future for the national team," Jane Kabarangira the former district councilor for Katwe Kabatooro said.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
CAA win
Civil Aviation Authority corporate league team proved they are penalty specialists after shooting their way to the 'flying start' British Airways mini corporate football tournament shield at Kyadondo on Sunday....
Arapusudi wins bike at Ibanda Marathon
Fred Arapusudi and Patricia Chekwemboi were the biggest winners walking away with a motorcycle and a flat screen TV at the inaugural Ibanda marathon in Ibanda town on Saturday....
Marathon: Kusuro sets national record
Geoffrey Kusuro became the first Ugandan to run the half marathon under 60 minutes as he finished third in the 41st Rome-Ostia Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on Sunday....
Buganda Regional League: Azam FC in slender win over Free Stars
Azam FC brightened their chances of inching closer to the top of the Uganda Regional League for a playoffs place after beating Free Stars on Sunday....
Four coaches for cross country team
The Uganda Athletics Federation has stepped up preparations for the World cross country by naming a team of four national coaches to head to camp in Kapkoros, Bukwo and help guide the top runners and prepare them to win medals....
SC Villa unveil spanish coach Antonio Flores
SC Villa president Ben Missaga believes the acquisition of Spanish coach/player scout, Antonio Flores will go a long way in helping the club not only to market Ugandan players in Europe but also help them professionalise....
Is KCCA doing enough to curb poor hygeine?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter