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Kasawo Islamic School confirmed host of 2019 UMEA Games

Kibuli are the defending champions of the competition (Photo by Agency)

UMEA Solidarity Games

19th -22nd April 2019

Kasawo Islamic Secondary School, Mukono

KIBULI – Kasawo Islamic Secondary School has been cleared to host the 2019 Uganda Muslim Education Association (UMEA) Solidarity Games for secondary schools.

The announcement was made at the UMEA offices in Kibuli on Tuesday, 22-01-2019.

Kasawo Islamic was nominated during last year’s event at Nkoma SS in Mbale and given the flag for hosting the Games.

The organizing committee visited the school facilities on three occasions before approving them as hosts.

UMEA Secretary General Hajji Abubakar Kakembo confirmed the news and guaranteed that Kawowo is capable for hosting the event.

Hajji Kakembo assured the press that the organizing committee has critically observed Kasawo Islamic’s facilities before making the decision. He further noted that the committee was fully convinced Kasawo could run the event appropriately.

“The Director and Headmaster of Kasawo Islamic pledged himself during last year’s event in Mbale. They applied for hosting the UMEA Solidarity games. Our committee visited Kasawo three times and found out that the school is capable of hosting the event this year. We are much convinced that they have the capacity to host the schools,” said UMEA Secretary General Hajji Kakembo.

While at the function, the Director Kasawo Islamic Hajji Khassim Kajaya praised the organizing Committee for granting his school the opportunity to host the Games.

“We thank the committee for receiving our application and honoring us the chance to host UMEA solidarity Games this year.  We promise to make the best preparations with the guidance of Allah,” said Kasawo Islamic Director Hajji Kajaya.

The announcement was witnessed by Hajji Twahil Kiteezaala (Chairman-UMEA Sports Committee) and Hajji Hussein Lwembawo Kyagulanyi (General Secretary UMEA Sports Committee), Hajji Ndugwa Badru (Member UMEA Sports Committee and Executive Secretary of the Wakiso Secondary Schools Head Teachers’ Association-WAKISSHA) and Ntege Sabwe Abdallah (Committee Member UMEA / Executive Secretary UMTA) and Hajji Nasser Kiwanuka Kagimu (Programmes Officer UMEA).

The event is for Muslim founded schools in Uganda and will run from 19th to 22nd April 2019.

Defending Champions for the previous edition Hosted by Nkoma SS, Mbale:

Football: Boys: Bulo Parents SS, Girls: Kawempe Muslim SS

Table Tennis: Boys-Mbogo Mixed, Girls: Mbogo Mixed School

Badminton: Boys- Kibuli, Girls:  Kibuli S.S

Volleyball: Girls- Kinawa High Mugongo. Boys: Mbogo Mixed

Handball: Girls-Kibuli S.S, Boys: Kibuli S S

Netball: Ngando Wamala S.S

Overall Champions: Kibuli SS

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