Uganda eyes main title at 2022 East, Central and Southern Africa Scrabble Championship

  • 2022 East, Central and South Africa Scrabble Championship:
  • Good Friday, 15e – Easter Sunday, 17e April
  • At the Source of the Nile Hotel – Jinja, Uganda

Uganda are poised to make optimal use of home advantage as they fight to retain the 2022 East, Central and Southern Africa Scrabble Championship.

The event starts on Good Friday, 15e April 2022 at the Source of the Nile Hotel in the town of Jinja, Eastern Uganda.

It will end on Easter Sunday, 17e April with the awarding of prizes to the most outstanding countries and to the various excellent players.

The Ugandan team was officially nominated on Wednesday at the headquarters of the National Sports Council (NCS) in the city of Lugogo by Deputy Secretary, David Ssemakula Katende.

Some of the Uganda National Scrabble Team players with NCS Deputy General Secretary David Ssemakula Katende (in costume) during the flag in Lugogo

The team led by Chris Ntege and coached by Richard Geria has other players like Edgar Odongkara, Ivan Gilbert Sentongo, Godwin Murungi, Stephen Ssali, Don Elijah Kagiri, Linda Alyek, Godfrey Obura, Matthew Kawuki, Armstrong Tinka, Ron Lwebuga, Isaac Mabinda, Davis Apuuli, Phoebe Tibaingana, Corban Mugisha, Tony Kyobe, John Paul Rutaremwa, Assumpta Nakyanzi, Kenneth Okuku, Nelson Kyagera, Derrick Magaya, Edwin Mukasa, Dan Mayanja and veteran Chris Kalibala.

The team is selected after a number of qualifications; the most recent was held at Palm Gardens in Kanyanya, Kampala (27-28 March 2022).

Scrabble Tournament on the Nile 2021 at Office restaurant in Jinja. (David Isabirye)

This three-day championship attracted countries like Uganda (hosts), Zambia and Kenya.

Despite coming close in several events, Uganda have never won this championship since the tournament’s inception in 2013.

The championship is organized by the Scrabble Association of Uganda (SAU).

Eastern and Central, Southern Africa Scrabble Championship, Jinja – Uganda 2022

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