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Uganda's famous sport personalities - Part 2

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Added 9th November 2019 08:37 PM

We bring you picture profiles of Uganda's famous sport personalities

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We bring you picture profiles of Uganda's famous sport personalities

 

Kassim Ouma (boxing)

  wards portsman of the year 2004 assim uma ugust 05USPA - Awards, Sportsman of the year 2004, Kassim Ouma August 05

 

• He was part of Uganda’s team for the World Military Championships in San Antonio, Texas in 1997. Now based in Germany, Ouma got his first win fighting against Verno Phillips in North Dakota in 2001.

uliana anyomozi  with assim uma at a press conferenceJuliana Kanyomozi - with Kassim Ouma at a press conference

 


• 2004- Beat Verno Phillips to win the IBF l/middle title
• 2006 – won the world title fight against Jermain Taylor. 

  wards portsman of the year 2004 assim uma ugust 05USPA - Awards, Sportsman of the year 2004, Kassim Ouma August 05

 


• Has a record of 29 wins (18kos), 11 and 1 draw, 1 no contest as a loss 

uliana anyomozi  with apt ike ukula with assim uma Juliana Kanyomozi - with Capt. Mike Mukula and Kassim Ouma

 



Majid Musisi (football)

ajid usisi Majid Musisi

 


• Uganda’s first professional footballer to make it to Europe, 
• He was taken up by SC Villa in 1984

ajid usisi c Majid Musisi (c)

 


• He was nicknamed ‘Tyson’ and ‘Magic’
• He had a successful eight-year stint at Villa Park before joining Stade Rennes in France in 1992. The next season he joined Turkish premier league giants Bursaspor. He then moved to Dardanelspor for a record Ugandan transfer fee of $1m (sh 1.8bn) for two seasons, ending his professional career there.

 


• He relocated to London and returned to Kampala three years later. He joined Ggaba United.

usisi ajid   illa players lining beside casketa 151206 Musisi Majid - SC Villa players lining beside his casket 15.12.06

 


• He died 13 December 2005 

ajid usisi estimonial atch  usisis mum inspects former ranes stars 140107 Majid Musisi Testimonial Match - Musisi's mum inspects former Cranes stars 14.01.07

 

Riyaz Kurji (motor rally)

lpha airy barara ally  itsubishi vo 7 iyaz urji 160404 Alpha Dairy Mbarara Rally - Mitsubishi Evo. 7, Riyaz Kurji 16.04.04

 

Died 02nd May 2009 in one of the competitive sections of the KCB Pearl of Africa Uganda rally in Mityana after he veered off the road, hit an anthill and a tree before he rolled several times.

ngen print  aruga ancia ntergrale iyaz urji 180104 Engen Sprint - Garuga, Lancia Intergrale, Riyaz Kurji 18.01.04

 

He took up the sport in 2004 after cruising past a rally car on a test run in Mukono.

In the 2004 Pearl of Africa Rally, he offered Emma Katto a Mitsubishi Evo7 which he ended up rolling. 

lpha airy barara ally  itsubishi vo 7 iyaz urjia 160404Alpha Dairy Mbarara Rally - Mitsubishi Evo. 7, Riyaz Kurji 16.04.04

 

In 2005, he sponsored drivers, Ronald Ssebuguzi, Moses Lumala, Bob Roberts, Amin Lalani and Bux Kasamali (RIP) under the Alpha Rally team in Rwanda’s Mountain Gorilla Rally.

iyaz urji ife  kids 270205 Riyaz Kurji, Wife & kids 27.02.05

 

In the same year, he lost crew members Bux Kasamali and Muhamoud Khan, in a service car after they inhaled generator fumes while sleeping at Namanga, Tanzania border.

 

In 2006 with the new Pearl of Africa organizers uncertain whether the rally would take place because of a cash crisis, Kurji gave the event a timely sh80m offer.

iyaz urji  ally fans  drivers join the procession 050509 Riyaz Kurji - Rally fans & drivers join the burial procession. 05.05.09

 

His big heart stretched to the sponsorship of the Mbarara rally and beyond the border to Rwanda where he also funded the Mountain Gorilla Rally.

 

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