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Woodball league set for takeoff

By David Namunyala

Added 22nd August 2016 05:41 PM

They are also looking for sponsors to make the league a success

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(L-R) Botladz players Baptist Kateregga, Isaac Ariho, Steven Mugira and Franco Kibuule celebrate victory after winning the pilot league men’s trophy at MUBS. Photo by David Namunyala

They are also looking for sponsors to make the league a success

National Woodball League  

 

Men

Botladz 43  

Kisubi 39 

St. Joseph's 38  

Women

Zoe 26 

Lilly 29 

Botladz 26  

Woodball players should expect a busy start to next season after the local body Uganda Woodball Federation (UWbF) took the initiative to include the national league on the calendar.

The league is expected to run for about four months alongside other events on the calendar and according to UWbF president Paul Mark Kayongo it will also help to grow the sport further around the country.

“Besides taking part in these one-off events, we also need to keep players active throughout the year and only the league will help us achieve this," Kayongo said at the climax of the pilot league over the weekend at Makerere University Business School in Nakawa, Kampala.

"I’m impressed that the turn up for the pilot league was this big and therefore we shall not relax until we take woodball to another level and also make sure it becomes the leading sport in the country," he stated.

He later added that they are also looking for sponsors to make the league a success ahead of the launch early next year. 

otladzs lexandrea amayo in action hoto by avid amunyala Botladz’s Alexandrea Namayo in action. Photo by David Namunyala

 

The previous local calendar comprised of one-off events among others national and junior's championship, institutions opens, corporate and beach circuits but according to UWbF president Paul Mark Kayongo, the league will help to keep the players engaged throughout the season. 

Meanwhile at the pilot league over the weekend, Botladz Woodball Club's Isaac Ariho, Franco Kibuule, Steven Mugira and Baptist Kateregga beat Charles Ssensalo, Justus Muhanguzi, Abednego Okello and Moses Kivumbi from Zoe to clinch the men's title. 

In the women's side, Zoe woodball club were crowned champions while Team Lilly and Botladz finished in second and third positions respectively. 

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