After winning the regional championship, the girls will gear up for the forthcoming African Women Cup of Nations. The team has always regarded the regional champions as being part of the preparations for the continental Championship, slated for next month in Morocco.
The Pirates team captain, Ivan Magomu says that the Hippos exhibited a fighting spirit but they employed exceptional tactics to win the game. Magomu stresses that their late head coach, Robert Sseguya's legacy of winning at all costs has made Hippos, a competitive team in the league.
The event was part of the activities to mark the 18 years of Afro-Arab council's existence and it attracted delegates from the subscriber countries of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates-UAE, Bahrain, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia.
Dipu says that, such initiatives have been slowed down due to covid19 frustrations, which have left several drivers financially constrained, however they have embarked on an initiative of convincing all rally participants to donate a small fee of at least 100,000 Shillings each per event, with an aim of boosting donation drives to the targeted communities.
Cheptegei stresses that they have since suspended construction works at the facility and instead shifted their energies in reaching out to the well wishers, who will raise both funds and technical support to ensure that the facility is constructed in comformity to world class athletics standards.
The tournament, which had been since suspended for the past 18 months following the covid19 pandemic outbreak in 2020 resumed on Saturday and attracted 21 rugby football clubs from majorly Mbale, Jinja and Soroti.
BULFC’s goals were scored by Deogratius Ojok in the 15th minute, while Joseph Semujju who was fouled in the 18-yard box scored their second goal through a penalty in the 45th minute. Simon Oketch, a second-half substitute scored the third goal in the 74th minute of the game.