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Uganda Tennis junior team invade Burundi in hunt for gold medals

by Nnalubaale Sports
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Uganda Lawn Tennis junior national team will depart the country today to Bujumbura, Burundi ahead of the East African Junior Teams’ Competition.

Having finished third last time out in Kigali, Uganda junior tennis sides are on a mission of bettering their performance when the tournament tosses off at the Entente Sportive de Bujumbura Court.

National Council of Sports representative Sarah Chelangat handed over the flag to team Captain Troy Adrian Zziwa yesterday for the event that will run from 7th January to 14th January 2023.

Uganda Tennis Association first Vice President Daniel Kyazze was full of confidence stressing that the assembled team will deliver gold.

“The preparations were good and we expect good returns. Also, allow me to thank Upenda Driving School who came on board as kit sponsors for the team and I urge other corporate companies to emulate them.”

The Bujumbura regional event is a qualifier for the African Junior Championship for under 14 and 16 scheduled for later this year.

Singles action of the fed-in system will be on for four full days to allow the competition to progress as normal but ensuring that every player win or lose, plays a match every day.

The 14 and Under individual tournament will count as a Grade 2 Tournament for the International Tennis Federation and Continental circuits of 2023.

There will also be open doubles events in both age groups and they will be played on a knock-out basis.

The Championship will culminate in a final country ranking which will be determined on the basis of accumulation of points in the singles of the boys and girls plus the doubles’ events.


  • BOYS 14 & UNDER:
    Abdul Latif Ssendyowa, Jonah Ssentongo and Cillian Ndilima.
  • GIRLS 14 & UNDER:
    Olivia Natukunda, Hilder Afwoyoroth and Abigail Nabasinga.
  • BOYS 16 & UNDER:
    Troy Zziwa (C), Nasser Ochom and Francis Agonzebwa.
  • GIRLS 16 & UNDER:
    Maggie Flavia Namaganda, Edna Lovinsa Nabiryo and Abigail Nabasinga.

Photo Credit: Uganda Tennis Association Media

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