The 2019 Uganda Muslim Education Association (UMEA) Solidarity games have been officially launched at Kibuli Secondary School.
The launching ceremony was conducted by the chairperson of the UMEA games organizing committee Hajji Twahil Kiteezala and his committee together with the 2019 host, Kasawo Islamic school, director Hajji Kashimu Kajaya.
The committee confirmed that this year’s event will be hosted by Kasawo Islamic SS from Friday 19th to Monday 22nd April – the Easter weekend.
The association’s general secretary Hajji Hussein Luwembawo Kyagulanyi, thanked the key stake holders for promoting the tournament throughout its 20 years of existence.
“The UMEA solidarity games are here to forge unity through sports,” Luwembawo noted before thanking the different stakeholders: “I thank all those sponsors and partners that we have worked with since the UMEA games inception in 1998. Head teacher and parents remain the biggest sponsors that we have. I salute them in a special way.”
Last year’s edition was hosted by Nkoma SS in Mbale.
About five disciplines including Football, Netball, Volleyball, Handball and Racket Games will be on the table for both boys and girls.
Some of the schools that have confirmed participation include record champions Kibuli S.S, hosts Kasawo Islamic, Kasawo S.S, Gombe, Kawempe Muslim, Mbogo High, Mbogo Mixed, Kakungulu Memorial, Amity, Wagga High (Masaka), Bulo Parents and Nkoma S.S (Mbale).