Top pool players Sula Matovu, Mansoor Bwanika and Ritah Nimusiima have quit CKI Pool Club and joined Upper Volta ahead of the new season.
The players quit CKI to join the Kasubi-based side bankrolled by Dr Grace Nakitto who himself quit league champions Capital Night.
Nakitto led the Capital Night men’s side to the league title but decided to form her own side called the Bob Male Upper Volta women club that will be the ladies equivalent of Upper Volta men’s club.
“Yes, I have decided to move on with a new club. I promised Capital Night that I will help them win the 2018 title and then move on. They might have thought I was joking but I’m always serious in all my undertakings,” Nakitto said.
“I love promoting ladies and that is why I have formed the team and my target is to win the league title,” she added.
The club has signed the country’s top seeds Nimusiima, Zaimat Nabafu, Angela Businge, Shiela Ankah, Jacinta Kajubi and Faith Nganda.
She added that the club has also signed top male players including national champion Bwanika, Matovu, Charles Ssegawa, Allan Katongole, Rashid Wagaba, Yudah Ssembuusi, Robert Tumusiime, Gideon Bwanika and Mike Mugenyi.
The men’s team will be captained by Allan Katongole the former Capital Night skipper while the ladies team will be captained by former CKI skipper Fauzia Namuganza.
The league started on Saturday with games at different venues countrywide.