Kenj Nabirye

Kenj Nabirye

Rajiv Ruparelia Recognized At India Day

For his exploits in motor rally sport this year, youthful businessman Rajiv Ruparelia was recognized at the India Day with the Indian Achievers’ Award 2019 for the Upcoming Sports Personality award.

The event, organised by the Indian Association of Uganda, recently took place at Kololo Airstrip.

Rajiv has managed to win two out of the three motor rallies he has been part. On his debut in May, he came out second.

And for that success inside the cockpit, Rajiv was promoted to Club Man Rally Championship (CRC) category in National Rally Championship (NRC) races this season.

“I decided to join rallying just to feed my strong passion for motorsport. But also I want to have fun. And rallying is not something you just wake up and take on. I decided to join a rally school to get myself equipped with some experience,” he revealed recently. 

Victoria University Enters Into Partnership With Cricketers

Just days after forming a super partnership with the Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA), Victoria University in a bid to promote sports in Uganda has entered into another similar partnership with the Uganda Cricket Association.

In this partnership, the University will help with the psychological performance assessment and analysis of the senior men national team. The selected players visited the University head office for their 1st test.

The association officials said this was unprecedented and that psychosocial analysis important part of the sport. They said this will help players to also prepare for life after playing cricket.

It has also been revealed that as part of this arrangement, Victoria University will also offer 15 scholarships (70% discount on tuition fees) to cricket players - both girls and boys who have finished high school. 

Kabira Country Club Lines Up Vegan Burgers, Braised Beef For Kampala Restaurant Week

The hunt for the best restaurants in the country is on and revelers can make their choices known by voting during the ongoing Kampala Restaurant Week.

Independent and hotel restaurants are doing their best to make sure they impress their customers with the most appealing and tasty menus.

And to outclass their competitors in the Casual Dining Restaurants category, Kabira Country Club, a member of the Speke Group of Hotels, has assembled classic starters, a beefy main course and fruity desert.

For starters, Kabira Country Club is serving their guests Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce. These are perfectly grilled chicken satay skewers in the most flavorful marinade served with peanut.

The other starters’ option is the Beef Croquette – a small bread crumbed fried food roll containing grounded spiced beef, mashed potatoes and vegetables. Any of the two choices is served a price of Shs15, 000.

The main course is a little bit adventurous but normal. The hotel is serving a Vegan Burger made of which is a seasoned all natural patty onions and mushrooms, served on a homemade bun.

The alternative is Braised Beef with Pumpkin Mash, slowly braised in a rich gravy served with Pumpkin mash. This all comes at an affordable price of Shs25, 000.

Kabira Country Clubs goes for an Apple Pie for dessert. It is filled with crisp, tart Michigan apples and cinnamon and then baked to crispy flaky perfection and drizzled with caramel. The price for this is Shs15, 000.

The Kampala Restaurant Week is running until 10th August. You can vote for Kabira Country Club HERE.

Victoria University, Basketball Federation Sign MoU To Promote Sport

The basketball sport in Uganda has earned a much-needed boost after the Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) and Victoria University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote the game in the country.

The MoU will see the University help the Federation to build the sport’s capacity through research, entrepreneurship, social enterprising, training and scholarships to basketball players.

Nasser Sserunjogi, the Federation’s president said the partnership will help them in terms of management and administration of members including basketball clubs. He said many clubs lack these principles.

“We believe this will help in the growth of basketball and Victoria University,” a grateful Sserunjogi said during the signing of the MoU at the University on Friday. “To us, it’s a worthwhile partnership that will see a lot of changes in the way we handle the game,”

"Through this partnership, we shall be able to do capacity building and training for our staff, coaches and managers. They will get knowledge of how to handle their clubs, and also the scholarships to our top players is going to be a plus to us,”

The Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University Associate Professor Krishna N. Sharma said the university was honoured to collaborate with FUBA, a prestigious organization.

“We realized that sports is not just a game these days. We have different faculties and the University feels can address the needs of the federation and the game,” Dr. Sharma stated.

He noted that sports is more diplomatic and that’s the University’s faculties of humanities and social science come in to promote unity.

The Vice-Chancellor revealed that next year they are planning together with FUBA to hold a conference that will equip participants with the right knowledge, skills and attitude to run the sport.

Mrs. M.G Katushabe Ssemwezi, the University Academic Registrar, said the basketball federation will benefit from short term training, scholarships to basketball top players. “We want to go all the way to developing the sport of basketball because we are well-positioned to do all that.

“It’s good to play sport but very good if you are educated as well. So we shall be awarding scholarships to excelling and/or talented and top players in the game” Mrs. Ssemwezi added.

The partnership is themed, “training graduates that will change the World,”

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