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Kawooya leads sixty in Prime General Squash open

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 16th May 2016 02:27 PM

The Uganda Squash Rackets Association organized tournament will have players compete in three categories

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Mike Kawooya is the top seed in the five-day competition. PHOTO: Michael Nsubuga

The Uganda Squash Rackets Association organized tournament will have players compete in three categories

Sixty squash players are set to compete for cash and trophies in the Prime General Squash Open Tournament at Kampala Club, May 16-20.

The Uganda Squash Rackets Association organized tournament will have players compete in three categories; the main draw which will attract 48 players, the over 50 years category and the plate event.

The sponsors have injected sh8m in the tournament that will have the best 4 players in the main draw take home cash prizes. The winner will walk away with sh400, 000, runner up 350,000, with the third and fourth taking sh200, 000 and sh100, 000 respectively. All the other winners will walk away with trophies.

Top seed Michael Kawooya who recently won the Kabaka's Birthday tournament and has this year completed a hat-trick of Nile Special Squash player of the year awards is the man to watch.

Seed-two and three Ian Rukunya and Paul Kadoma are also in the running for the cash alongside

Christopher Musaazi and Lawrence Matovu.

Sam Kyagulanyi, Ali Sewagudde, Musa Matovu and Micah Gaalya from Makerere University are also in to challenge the status quo with other upcoming players.

Sheraton Hotel’s Henry Kamuntu, Gaetano Kaggwa and Joseph Kizito are also competing in the five-day competition which is the second for USRA this year.

USRA is also expected to organise the Bank of Uganda 50th anniversary tournament, Independence cup, and the 2016 season finale that will close the year.

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