By Naboth Isaac Niwagaba
Bishop Barham College, a subsidiary of Uganda Christian University, has emerged victorious in the 2023 Kigezi Districts’ Guild Leaders Association (KADGLA) Sports Competitions, clinching five major trophies and solidifying its status as the region’s top sporting institution.
The Kabale District-based powerhouse dominated the competition, securing victories in the Boys and Girls Football Finals, Athletics, and Netball. Their exceptional performance culminated in them being awarded the prestigious trophy for the overall best performance. The grand finale and award ceremony took place today at the Kigezi High School Lower Playground in Kabale Municipality.
Kabale University showcased its prowess by claiming the volleyball finals for both boys and girls, securing a respectable second position. African College of Commerce and Technology (ACCT), Shalom Vocational Institute, and Kabale Technical Institute (KTI) also participated and finished in the third, fourth, and fifth positions, respectively.
The boys football match was the highlight of the 2023 KADGLA Sports Competitions, marking the culmination of an event that commenced on October 31 and concluded on November 2, 2023. A third-year Bachelor of Arts in Education student, Douglas Sankara, became the hero of BBUC, scoring the sole goal that earned them a 1-0 victory over ACCT. After the match, Team Captain Gift Given Akatwijuka attributed their triumph to hard work and unwavering support from the university administration.
In the girls football final, Precious Atwiine, Swifa Nduhukire, and Justine Kobusigye showcased their skill for BBUC, securing a convincing 3-0 win against Kabale University. Team Captain Deborah Kiconco attributed their success to the guidance of their coach, Mr. Alex Twinamasiko, and the financial support provided by the university administration.
Grace Tumushabe, a first-year Education student, led the BBUC Girls in a goal-scoring spree that solidified their dominance over Kabale University.
The prestigious ceremony was graced by the presence of Kabale Resident District Commissioner Godfrey Nyakahuma, who served as the chief guest for the event. Accompanied by Central Division LC.3 Chairperson Sam Arinaitwe, Mr. Nyakahuma presented certificates of participation, excellent performance, and trophies to the participants.
Commending the Kigezi Districts’ Guild Leaders Association, David Bukenya, who serves as both the Guild President of Rugarama School of Nursing and Midwifery and the KADGLA President, highlighted that the event had expanded from uniting student leaders in Kabale District to encompassing the entire Kigezi region. This expansion signified the association’s commitment to promoting unity and competition among students across the region.