Byaruhanga who was part of the under-20 national team that won silver in the under-20 Africa Cup of Nations beat two other nominees including his teammate Aziizi Kayondo and Express’s Erick Kambale. Byaruhanga said he was excited to win the award.
Byaruhanga who was part of the Under-20 national team that won silver in the Under-20 African Cup of Nations beat two other nominees including his teammate Aziizi Kayondo and Express FC's Erick Kambale.
“The population of Uganda is very young, and they are passionate about boxing, which is the main ingredient for future success, and we would like to thank Moses and the whole Uganda Boxing Federation for placing their trust in Probellum t mark a new chapter for boxing in Africa,” Harrison Whitman said .
Uganda is preparing for a doubleheader against giants South Africa in the third round of the qualifiers over two legs. The first leg will take place at the St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende on December 3rd, before the return leg in South Africa.
The team captain, Jimmy Enabu said his side lost concentration and ended up losing the entire game, he, however, said the loss has helped the team to realize their mistakes and he expects more improvement in the second round.
Dipu says that, such initiatives have been slowed down due to covid19 frustrations, which have left several drivers financially constrained, however they have embarked on an initiative of convincing all rally participants to donate a small fee of at least 100,000 Shillings each per event, with an aim of boosting donation drives to the targeted communities.
Cheptegei stresses that they have since suspended construction works at the facility and instead shifted their energies in reaching out to the well wishers, who will raise both funds and technical support to ensure that the facility is constructed in comformity to world class athletics standards.
One day to the event, the latest development from the local basketball governing body confirms that the team finally secured the funds from the government and the team traveled today early morning to take part in the world cup qualifiers. The team needed over 380 million ugx to take part in the first window
The other nominees include Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge who also won gold in the Olympics marathon, Norway’s Karsten Warholm who also won gold in 400m hurdles at the Olympics, US’s Ryan Crouser, and Sweden’s Pole Mondo Duplantis.
“The Federation of Uganda Basketball Association FUBA on a very sad note wishes to inform you that Senior National Men’s National Basketball team the silverbacks will not compete at the FIBA World Cup qualifiers window 1 in Benguela Angola from 26th to 28th of November 2021,” part of the press release reads.