mbale table tennis open
Cadet: Arnold Mabuka
Boysâ€™ singles: Ronald Nyaika
Boysâ€™ team: Mbale Tigers
Menâ€™s single: Kevin Mafabi
Men team: Corner House
Cadets: Rebecca Akitenge
Girlsâ€™ single: R. Akitenge
Girlsâ€™ team: Mbale SS
Women single: Rita Nekesa
Women team: Nabumali HS
RITA Nekesa won a double, as the three-day Mbale Table Tennis Open championship climaxed Sunday. The Mbale SSS upcoming star, dropped off the national table tennisâ€™ All Africa Games team due to shortage of funds, beat Mbale Tigersâ€™ Amina Namaganda in straight sets in the girls final.
She went on to also beat her school mate Regina Nakibule in straight sets to lift the womenâ€™s trophy. The championship was sponsored by SIDA, Twiga, Yasaka company, Stigma company, Elgon Flyer and the International Table tennis federation.
Though Nekesaâ€™s effort managed to help Mbale SSS win the girlsâ€™ team trophy, they could not match Nabumali High School, who beat them 2-1 to lift the women team trophy.
Ronald Nyaika beat Eddie Omongole of Mbale Tigers to lift the boysâ€™ title, but lost to Kevin Mafabi in the menâ€™s open.
The best performing foreigner was Dar es Salaamâ€™s Fatihya Hassan, who lost to Rebecca Akitenge in the girlsâ€™ cadet final.
Nekesa scores double in Mbale tournament