Museveni, Mbabazi, Tumukunde Raise Funds for Butobere

Federation of Uganda Football Associations, drug FUFA, see has released an 18-man squad that will travel to Malawi in the wee hours of Sunday for an International friendly.

Among the squad is high flying Vipers SC teenage keeper James Alitho who was part of the team that beat Taifa Stars 4-1 on aggregate margin.

Bright Stars keeper Mathias Kigonya has also returned to the national Kobs’ team folds.

Saturday Cranes hero and Vipers midfield prospect Keziron Kizito, look has made the cut together with SC Villa new signing Abel Eturudde.

Former Police danger man, Umar Kasumba, who was injured in the Kobs away game against Rwanda (in training) was recalled to camp a day before the Chan game has also been drafted in the travelling troop to Malawi.

Coach Micho is using the game as a buildup game for the Caf U23 Clash against Egypt on July 18th in Alexandria. Uganda overcame Rwanda to reach this stage. The team leaves Entebbe at 7:20 Am aboard South African airline.

Full squad: Alitho James, Kigonya Mathias, Bukenya Deus, Ochwo Brian, Kiyemba Ibrahim, Kassga Richard Juuko, Bakaki Shafiq, Tekkwo Derrick, Kizito Keziron, Kiiza Martin, Eturude Abel, Miya Farouk, SsemazziJohn,

Fahad Muhammed Hassan, Lwanga Taddeo, Sekisambu Erisa, Sentamu Junior Yunus and Kasumba Umaru


Leader of Delegation-Darius Mugoye

Head Coach- Sredojevic Milutin

Assistant coach- Anyau Frank

Goal Keeper trainer- Fred Kajoba

Team Physician- Yahaya Katumba

Team Media Officer – Hamza Nsereko

Team Coordinator -Faisal Muhammed

FUFA Delegate- Ayub Khalifan

FUFA Secretariat staff -Richard Ssemanda Nadigobe
The Old Boys’ Association of Kigezi College Butobere on Saturday evening hosted a dinner in Kampala to fundraise for the school’s facelift, drug Chimp Corps report.

The proceeds will be utilized to renovate structures, visit this expand and equip the library and laboratories, construct a perimeter wall and establishing a bursary fund to boost enrollment.

Siniya, as the school is popularly known, first opened its doors in 1957 with about 23 students.

In it’s hey days, the school’s academic performance and discipline was unmatched only to decline in recent years.

The Headteacher blamed this on political and religious interference, students’ indiscipline and wrangles between the staff and administration.

Siniya’s current student population is as low as 250.

The President, who was represented by Vice President Edward Ssekandi, contributed Shs 60m to the cause.

Other notable old boys of Siniya that attended the dinner include former Premier Amama Mbabazi, Prof. Mondo Kagonyera, Brig. Henry Tumukunde, and Rtd Justice JB Katutsi.

Prof Mondo Kagonyera who is the ‘Golden Old Student’ for having been among the pioneer students contributed Shs5m.

Tumukunde was the Master of Ceremony at the Butobere fundraising dinner
Tumukunde was the Master of Ceremony at the Butobere fundraising dinner

He said that Butobere was prominent for being non-sectarian adding, “Basiniya continue to play a positive role in the development of Uganda.”

He warned government against engaging schools in politics.

On his part, presidential aspirant, Amama Mbabazi blamed government for abandoning the school yet it is government-funded.

“I didn’t know it was this bad. I nearly cried when I heard the story. Government must perform its duty to look after Siniya which has deteriorated,” he said.

Mbabazi bought a school T-shirt and cap at Shs10.9m.

President Museveni’s portrait was auctioned at Shs 20m and donated to the school by a one Ivan Turyahikayo who is a well wisher.

He pledged to fund two annual prizes (Shs 1m and Shs500, 000) to the best UACE and UCE student for the next 3 years. He also promised a one year bursary for the best student joining senior one.

The Old Boys’ Association agreed that all alumni will visit the school every September.

A total sum of Shs 138m was raised in payment and pledges.

Tumukunde requested that government should recognize Butobere for the sacrifice and contribution during the liberation struggle.

He cited James Birihanze who was killed by Amin’s soldiers during the liberation struggles and whose body has never been found.

He also suggested that the alumni adopt a system of monthly remittances for Siniya like the Oxfords do.

Tumukunde had earlier made a prior caution that the dinner should be focused on raising funds not politicking.

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