Kabaka Donates UGX10 Million to Squash Team Ahead of Commonwealth Games

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The National squash team has received a boost of Ugx 10 million ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow thanks to a donation by the Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II.

Apollo Makubuya, the Buganda Minister in-charge of Constitutional Affairs handed over the donation to the team and Uganda Rackets Squash Association (USRA) officials at a function held at the Kampala Club, Nakasero this afternoon.

Makubuya who was accompanied by Denis Ssengendo Walusimbi, Minister in-charge of Media and Cabinet Affairs in Buganda said the kabaka, an ardent fan and squash player opted to support the team following reports that the team has not been well facilitated.

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He explained that Buganda is very determined to support sports in the country and will always come in to help especially in developing the youngsters.

Michael Kawooya, the team captain said the donation will motivate them to even work harder when the games take place between July 23 and August 3.

The donation comes as relief for Team Uganda which is likely to travel to Scotland without allowances unless the government can look for the deficit of UGX347 million that is also meant to clear the debt on the air tickets with Emirates Airlines.

One of the players Ian Rukunya Kajubu said the donation will push them to work harder.

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The squash team will have Paul Kadoma, Michael Kawooya, Ian Rukunya Kajubu and Augustine Musinguzi Banyu as the coach.

Uganda is expected to send a contingent of 98 and the Vice President Edward Ssekandi will lead the delegation. Besides squash, Uganda will field 62 athletes in rugby, cycling, track and field events, badminton, table rugby, shooting, boxing, table tennis, swimming, Para sports and weightlifting.


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