by Olalekan Okusan, ITTF Africa Press Officer
In a report published by The Monitor Newspaper website on Wednesday 9th January, one day earlier a special ceremony had been stages in Lugogo, a neighborhood in Kampala, the country’s capital city.
William Blick congratulated the young players and all concerned urging them to continue the good work and to strive for even high levels.
Among the young players honoured at the event were Rayan Ssekulima, Diouf Miiro, Muzafaru Samanya, John Madanda, Ivan Zandya, Ivy Nekessa, Amina Namaganda Irene Wotanabela. Also present was Uthuman Lukoye, he won gold at the Youth Para Sports Camp staged in October 2018 in Korea Republic.
“I’m happy to be here talking to kids. It’s important that that the Uganda Table Tennis Association invests in children because youngsters are the future of sports. “I wish to see many of you at the 2022 Youth Olympics in Dakar” William Blick
Led by the Robert Jjagwe, the President of the Uganda Table Tennis Association, many initiatives have been put in place to promote table tennis; support having been received from both the Uganda National Council of Sports and the International Table Tennis Federation.
Also present for the occasion in Lugogo were officials of the Uganda Table Tennis Association, including Francis Mulinda and Mildred Ssennyondo.
(left to right) William Blick, Robert Jjagwe, Francis Mulinda and Mildred Ssennyondo full of smiles in Lugogo. (Photo courtesy the Monitor of Uganda)