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All is set to honour living legend Nsubuga

by Nnalubaale Sports
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The cricket community in Uganda is set to celebrate one of its legends John Ezera Nsubuga on Saturday at the Lugogo Cricket Oval.

The former wicketkeeper-batsman who is now 78 years old began his cricketing journey at Kings College Budo before joining Africa Cricket Club, a club he helped found.

He was regarded as ‘lightning-quick’ by his mates in his playing days, and it is these kind of qualities that made him a mainstay at the national team in the 1970s and 80s.

A true servant of the gentleman’s game, Nsubuga while serving as the warden of Mitchell Hall at Makerere University is credited for encouraging young cricketers to keep playing the game.

“Dad was pleasantly surprised by the initiative to honour him and it has brought a spark and good memories to his life,” Dunstan Kamunvi Nsubuga on behalf of the Nsubuga family expressed his delight.

“The Nsubuga family is grateful to our cricketing friends for celebrating his contribution during his lifetime,” he added.

Nsubuga will join a growing list of legends cricket has honoured in their presence; they include Abram Kit Lutaya and John Nagenda (both deceased), Sam Walusimbi, Sam Sewagude, and William Kamwanyi.

In his honour, a 10 Over game will be played by the legends of the game otherwise known as ‘Abagurusi‘.

The now-retired human resource specialist will also be presented with a recognition award after the gentleman’s encounter.

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