August 6, 2013

‘Use the dimes well’ – NSSF Guru-Byaruhanga to KAVC

THE NSSF KAVC INTERNATIONAL

Date: August 10-11

Venues: Lugogo, Mubs, Namboole

DEFENDING CHAMPIONS

Men: Sport-S

Women: KCCA

Record winners

Men: KAVC (5)

Women: KAVC (8)

 

NSSF MD Richard Byarugaba hands over the Shs25m sponsorship cheque to KAVC President Masaba at Workers House
NSSF MD Richard Byarugaba hands over the Shs25m sponsorship cheque to KAVC President Masaba at Workers House(Photo: John Battanude)

He could have sounded witty but when National Social Security Fund MD Richard Byarugaba on Tuesday mid-day told organizers of this weekend’s NSSF KAVC International Volleyball tournament to use the multimillion sponsorship package, they could not agree less.

“Please use this money to developing the sports talents of the youth and the disadvantaged groups in the society, I shall personally pass by to see what is going on this weekend,” Byarugaba said in a chitchat mood.

Byarugaba made the remarks at the official launch of the 17th Edition of the NSSF-KAVC International Volleyball Tournament, where the Company announced a Shs25 Million sponsorship package towards the two day tournament in Kampala.

And an all-ears KAVC President, Robert Mofaht Masaba appreciated the kind gesture from NSSF.

“We are grateful for NSSF’s commitment to the development of the game in Uganda and we promise a quality tournament”, Masaba said with a smile on his face.

The 17th edition of the annual showpiece formerly referred to as the KAVC Memorial Founders tournament takes center stage this weekend at three venues in Kampala; MTN Arena Lugogo, Mubs and Mandela National Stadium Namboole.

Teams from Rwanda, Kenya and Burundi have already confirmed participation.

Local teams taking part in this weekend’s NSSF KAVC International Volleyball tournament have been told to strictly use only registered players.

The 17th edition of the annual showpiece formerly referred to as the KAVC Memorial Founders tournament takes center stage this weekend at three venues in Kampala;

However defending men’s champions Sport-S are bound to have an astound weekend after tight General Competition Regulations and Rules were prearranged to all participating  clubs and press on Monday night.

“Teams shall be permitted to use only two foreigners that were registered at the beginning of the season. And only one can take the court at any given time,” rule number four reads.

But the local giants Sport-S always invite Kenyan national team captain Ibrahim Odwor, his Kenyan Prisons teammate Evans Bella and Rwanda International Lawrence Yakan, who plies his trade in Algeria thus the trio being ruled out.

And this is also bound to affect other local teams including COPAB, SKY and KCCA.

NSSF boss Byarugaba, KAVC President Masaba, Olivia Lumonya NSSF Head of Marketing and Communication and KAVC Director of Marketing and Sponsorship Rahmah Masagazi at the launch
NSSF boss Byarugaba, KAVC President Masaba, Olivia Lumonya NSSF Head of Marketing and Communication and KAVC Director of Marketing and Sponsorship Rahmah Masagazi at the launch (Photo: John Battanude)
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