Uganda ready to defend Africa pool title

By IGIHE
On 24 August 2017 at 10:41

The final 14 men and women expected to represent Uganda at the All Africa Pool Championships in Harare, Zimbabwe have been named.
Led by new captain Fahad Ssewankambo the men’s team will include 2016 Africa Pool Championships silver medallist Geoffrey Ssetumba, Sula Matovu, Azali Lukomwa, Ibra Ssejemba, Bwanika Mansoor and Simon Lubulwa.
The competition for the seven places was so stiff that former National Open Champion and the country’s eighth seed Alfred Gumikiriza could only make the (...)

The final 14 men and women expected to represent Uganda at the All Africa Pool Championships in Harare, Zimbabwe have been named.

Led by new captain Fahad Ssewankambo the men’s team will include 2016 Africa Pool Championships silver medallist Geoffrey Ssetumba, Sula Matovu, Azali Lukomwa, Ibra Ssejemba, Bwanika Mansoor and Simon Lubulwa.

The competition for the seven places was so stiff that former National Open Champion and the country’s eighth seed Alfred Gumikiriza could only make the reserve list.
Pool Association of Uganda chairman, Bob Trubish, rehashed the criterion that was followed during selection.

“A lot of things were put into consideration, first we held an open tournament, and then we had a training camp as well.

The Senior Pool League also played a part because it has been running for three months and we also looked at how the players have performed recently,” Trubish said.

“Of course we also had to put into consideration those that have performed at major tournaments like Sula Matovu the National Open Champion, Geoffrey Ssetumba and Rita Nimusiima excelled at last year’s tournament in Kampala” he said.

The competition for the seven places was so stiff that former National Open Champion and the country’s eighth seed Alfred Gumikiriza could only make the reserve list.
Pool Association of Uganda chairman, Bob Trubish, rehashed the criterion that was followed during selection.

“A lot of things were put into consideration, first we held an open tournament, and then we had a training camp as well.

The Senior Pool League also played a part because it has been running for three months and we also looked at how the players have performed recently,” Trubish said.

“Of course we also had to put into consideration those that have performed at major tournaments like Sula Matovu the National Open Champion, Geoffrey Ssetumba and Rita Nimusiima excelled at last year’s tournament in Kampala” he said.

Source: New Vision


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