KIU Basketball program on Friday morning announced the appointment of three new board members going into the 2021 National Basketball League season.
The program that runs KIU Rangers (Women’s Team) and KIU Titans (Men’s Team) unveiled new members in Mark Ssali (Chairman), Alex Busingye (member), and Laman Napio Masaba (member) at Kati Kati restaurant in Lugogo.
While unveiling the trio, KIU Basketball president Nasser Sserungoji (FUBA president) sighted the need to develop the game.
“We are delighted to unveil something which is a new chapter in the KIU basketball program and will go a very long way in the development of basketball in Uganda. We saw it wise to grow the game at the club and keep the club in existence regardless of who is around in the next 100 years. So we decided to add people on the board who have technical abilities and love the game since we are here to compete,” Sserunjogi said.
Mark Ssali is a seasoned sports journalist and a former National Team player having also competed in football and other sports disciplines at the highest level in the country.
He is a long serving Sports journalist of national and international repute who also sits on the Express Football Club Advisory Council adding to his membership position on the National Council of Sports.
“I’m privileged to be part of this program. My passion for basketball is very known and I have been involved in different sports levels. I’m here to help develop Young talents and ensure that there is more growth of the game and bring corporate sponsorship on board. We want to be big contributors to the Silverbacks and Gazelles and we want to be the best not only in Uganda but even beyond boarders,” Ssali noted.
Alex Busingye is a communications aficionado with over ten years of working experience on three continents while Masaba is a banker and a risk consultant at One World Consultants.
Sserungoji also confirmed that the club has recruited a couple of players both from the Titans and Rangers who will be unveiled in the due course before holding the KIU invitational tournament scheduled for 30th to 31st January 2021.
The Appointed Board Members
President- Nasser Sserungoji
Chairman – Mark Ssali
Member – Alex Busingye
Member – Laman Masaba