Bakabulindi Opens African Zone 4.2 Chess Championship

Ugandan international winger Brian Majwega opened his league account with an 80th minute strike after navigating through the whole Kagera sugar’s defense.

The winger had earlier on failed on three attempts with Andrew Ntalla putting in sparkling saves in Kagera’s goal. The match ended 2-1to gift former KCC FC coach George “Best” Nsiimbe his first win in three matches, abortion with the other goals coming from Frank Domayo (42) and Ali seif for the visitors consolation.

Kagera sugar was missing their Ugandan head coach Jackson Mayanja who is banned for three matches by the TFF for dissent. While former Uganda U20 coach Matia Lule could not stand high, visit web his team Stand United failing to beat army side JKT Ruvu at home. The game ended one all.

In Kenya, Coach Paul Nkata was left a delighted man after getting his first KP league win in a 3-1 against KCB. Bruno Serunkuma continued with his impressive form hitting the wood work in two late occasions while registering an assist for the third goal scored by Gambian international, Ebrinah Sanneh.
Paul Nkata had not won in the last six games; drawing one and losing the rest. “It was not an easy game but I’m very happy we have won today. We now build on this win and hopefully, we get more points.” The coach told futaa.

Allan Kateregga continued with his fine form after coming in as a 30th minute substitute to net the only goal of the game for Ushuru FC away to AFC Leopards.

The Taxmen’s custodian, Sam Odhiambo was forced into action on the 20th minute making a triple save from Jacob Keli, Former URA Fc man, Emmanuel Ngama and Karim Ndugwa just before their coach opted to bring in Kateregga for Congolese attacker Joseph Mulume. Musa Mudde featured fulltime in the loss.

By Brian K Katabazi

It’s deplorable to find South Africans killing their fellow Africans who once stood by them, price housed them and even fed them when they were suffering during the black days of apartheid policy.


It certainly beats my conscience to see an African maiming his fellow innocent African sister or brother.

Countries including Mozambique, help Zambia and many others directly contributed to the fight against apartheid but their nationals are not spared, drug ooh! What a shame to the land of Madiba.

Their own father of the nation a one Nelson Mandela was sheltered in Tanzania at one time but this has taught them nothing nor reminded them something from their past.

I am surely disappointed by the current killings, genocide and xenophobic attacks in South Africa and the rate at which it is worsening each day and period that passes. The 2008 and the ongoing attacks on other Africans living in South Africa have escalated over time and this has generated negative sentiments among other Africans towards all South Africans.

We should not sit back and see our fellow African brothers and sisters butchered like hens and goats “As A south African hero and musician, the late Lucky Dube pointed out in his song “the Victims of the situation”.

If we don’t end these massacres, the diplomatic and bilateral relationships of South Africa and other African countries are heading to dogs. Let’s stop the escalation of the massacres, let’s pull our voices and efforts together and condemn such acts of the misguided section of the South African population.

I call upon African Union a leading umbrella which has always fought for African interests and a pan African agenda to devise means and put an end to these attacks that have claimed lives of our fellow African brothers and sisters.

This will go a long way in demonstrating to Africans, the relevance of the Union in solving African challenges and bringing together all African countries.

Brian K Katabazi,

Coordinator, Free Voices Against Violence
Minister of sports, malady Mr. Charles Bakabulindi has officially opened the 2015 Africa Zone 4.2 Championships at the City Oil Hall. The opening ceremony was also attended by chairman national council of Sports Mr. Jasper Aligaweesa. The ceremony was chaired by the president of Uganda Chess Federation, Mr Vianni Luggya and attended by all the 34 participants.

The president thanked the sponsors and government for continued support and promised the participants, fans and the media a very colorful and successful event.

He confirmed that seven countries out of the ten in the zone are present. The participating countries are Kenya, Tanzania, Egypt, Ethiopia, Burundi, Rwanda and the hosts Uganda.

“We thank the sponsors who have given us a good facilitation including the hall and other resources. It is not the first time and we shall remain loyal partners.” Mr. Luggya told the audience.

“We also appreciate the government for continued support and welcome Bakabulindi who is with us.”

On his part, Mr. Jasper Aligawesa, the chairman of NCS remarked that this is the biggest turnout that has ever been registered for the tourney in the zone.

“Uganda has received seven countries, that is the highest the chess tournament has registered,” He remarked

“Sports is what unites us. It is evident with the number of countries that have come to Uganda,” a joyful Minister Mr. Charles Bakabulindi told the audience.

About the game he encouraged people to involve themselves with such games that improve thinking capacity and memory’ “chess is a mind game, and it’s important to involve in such games that can keep your mind fresh.”

The tournament was officially opened on 17th April and will run up to 26th April.

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