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Nekesa scores double in Mbale tournament

By Vision Reporter

Added 2nd July 2007 03:00 AM

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 tennis’ All Africa Games team due to shortage of funds, beat Mbale Tigers’ Amina Namaganda in straight sets in the girls final.

By Norman Katende

mbale table tennis open
Winners
Men
Cadet: Arnold Mabuka
Boys’ singles: Ronald Nyaika
Boys’ team: Mbale Tigers
Men’s single: Kevin Mafabi
Men team: Corner House
Women
Cadets: Rebecca Akitenge
Girls’ single: R. Akitenge
Girls’ 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 tennis’ All Africa Games team due to shortage of funds, beat Mbale Tigers’ 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 women’s trophy. The championship was sponsored by SIDA, Twiga, Yasaka company, Stigma company, Elgon Flyer and the International Table tennis federation.

Though Nekesa’s effort managed to help Mbale SSS win the girls’ 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 boys’ title, but lost to Kevin Mafabi in the men’s open.
The best performing foreigner was Dar es Salaam’s Fatihya Hassan, who lost to Rebecca Akitenge in the girls’ cadet final.

Nekesa scores double in Mbale tournament

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