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TT veterans bounce back

By Vision Reporter

Added 24th October 2006 03:00 AM

GEORGE Iga and Paul Mutambuze, who dominated table tennis in the eighties, came back to dominate the national open table tennis championship on Sunday.

GEORGE Iga and Paul Mutambuze, who dominated table tennis in the eighties, came back to dominate the national open table tennis championship on Sunday.

By Norman Katende

Champions
Men

George Iga
By Norman Katende

Champions
Men

George Iga
Women

Rita Nekesa
Girls
Amina Kibone
Boys
Ellias Mwanje
Cadet Boys
Ronald Mango
Cadet Girls
Rebecca Akitenge
Boys team
Mbale A
Girls team:
Mbale B
Women and men’s titles
Mbale A and MI Sports

GEORGE Iga and Paul Mutambuze, who dominated table tennis in the eighties, came back to dominate the national open table tennis championship on Sunday
Over a decade after they featured prominently for Uganda, the veterans eliminated a hapless crop of top seeds at Aga Khan to set up a surprise final.
Mutambuze (seed 7) had eliminated top seed and defending champion Kevin Mafabi in the quarter-final while Iga beat seed 2 Ivan Ssentongo in the semi-final.
Yiga won a close final contest 4-3 (4-11, 6-11, 12-10, 16-14, 12-10, 7-11 and 11-9).
“Table tennis is a game of the brains. It’s a game of spins and strokes and not power and vigour,” Iga explained.
In the women’s event dominated by teenagers from Mbale Tigers, top seed Amina Kibone was eliminated by seed 5 Regina Nakibule in the quarter-finals. Nakibule later lost to Rita Nekesa 3-0 in the final of the event sponsored by Phoenix Logistics and Fotogenix.
Uganda Table Tennis Association chairman Tom Kiggundu called for more sponsors in the sport.Women

Rita Nekesa
Girls
Amina Kibone
Boys
Ellias Mwanje
Cadet Boys
Ronald Mango
Cadet Girls
Rebecca Akitenge
Boys team
Mbale A
Girls team:
Mbale B
Women and men’s titles
Mbale A and MI Sports


GEORGE Iga and Paul Mutambuze, who dominated table tennis in the eighties, came back to dominate the national open table tennis championship on Sunday.

Over a decade after they featured prominently for Uganda, the veterans eliminated a hapless crop of top seeds at Aga Khan to set up a surprise final.

Mutambuze (seed 7) had eliminated top seed and defending champion Kevin Mafabi in the quarter-final while Iga beat seed 2 Ivan Ssentongo in the semi-final.
Yiga won a close final contest 4-3 (4-11, 6-11, 12-10, 16-14, 12-10, 7-11 and 11-9).

“Table tennis is a game of the brains. It’s a game of spins and strokes and not power and vigour,” Iga explained.

In the women’s event dominated by teenagers from Mbale Tigers, top seed Amina Kibone was eliminated by seed 5 Regina Nakibule in the quarter-finals. Nakibule later lost to Rita Nekesa 3-0 in the final of the event sponsored by Phoenix Logistics and Fotogenix.

Uganda Table Tennis Association chairman Tom Kiggundu called for more sponsors in the sport.

TT veterans bounce back

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