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Taibah Junior School commits sh5m to support badminton

By David Namunyala

Added 9th March 2016 03:30 PM

The school has sponsored the annual Taibah Schools Badminton tournament since 2000

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Coach Gilbert Ofuyuru (left) receiving a trophy from the Taibah International School principal Semweya Musoke during a press conference ahead of the annual Taibah Schools badminton Tournament starting on Friday at Lugogo. PHOTO: David Namunyala

The school has sponsored the annual Taibah Schools Badminton tournament since 2000

Taibah Schools Badminton Tournament

Kick-off; Friday, March 11

Taibah International Junior School principal, Semweya Musoke has vowed to continue their partnership with Uganda Badminton Association (UBA) in a bid to develop the game amongst the youth.

The school has sponsored the annual Taibah Schools Badminton tournament since 2000 and Musoke said they do not regret funding the event but are rather proud that the tournament has managed to yield some of the best youth badminton players in the country including Daniel Mihigo.

“There are no much returns but we shall continue supporting UBA because we would like to be among those who take sports as a priority,” he stated at the press conference held at their school in Kawempe, Kampala.

Musoke later unveiled their 16th record time sponsorship of sh5m ahead of the three-day event ending on Sunday at Lugogo Indoor Stadium.

He also handed over equipment including shuttles, rackets, t-shirts and trophies to Uganda Badminton Association assistant coach Gilbert Ofuyuru ahead of the first major juniors event on the local calendar.

Among the previous winners is USPA’s badminton player of the year 2015 Tracy Naluwooza.

She said that the juniors event would also help her keep in the limelight as she plots to improve her chances of retaining the USPA accolade this season.

She won the U-15 girls category last year after beating Husina Kobugabe 29-27, 21-16 in the final though later lost the U-13 title after being edged out by tougher opponent Fadhila Shamika.

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