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Acholi Chiefdom Rallies Subjects for Maiden Sports Gala

Ambrose Olaa, the Acholi Premier notes that the sports tournament is intended to identify and develop talents among prospective Acholi youths adding the competition will be played on rotational basis among the participating districts.
21 Nov 2019 16:00
The Prime Minister of Ker Kwaro Acholi Ambrose Olaa
Ker Kwaro Acholi - KKA is mobilizing its subjects for the maiden annual sports gala ahead of the third edition of the Acholi cultural festival.

The sports tournament dubbed Odilo Ker(Royal Ball), is an initiative of Rwot David Onen Acana II, the Paramount Chief of Acholi. It will be played among the eight districts of Gulu, Kitgum, Pader, Amuru, Nwoya, Lamwo, Agago and Omoro.

Loum Bernard, the Board Secretary of Acholi Football Association (AFA) says that the inaugural six-day event will be sponsored by Ker Kwaro.

According to Loum, third edition of the Acholi Cultural Festival 2019 is now in high gears under the theme, “My heritage, my strength” to foster unity among the 57 clans that constitute Acholi Chiefdom.

Ambrose Olaa, the Acholi Premier notes that the sports tournament is intended to identify and develop talents among prospective Acholi youths adding the competition will be played on rotational basis among the participating districts.

The Acholi Chiefdom zeroed on football and netball this year but the annual sports event is also aimed at popularizing all local games and sports in Acholi like Cooro (Omweso) and Cubu Lawala (hunting game) among others.

Each of the districts is expected to send 20 football and 20 netball players respectively as well as four match officials and each of the categories will pay a fee of 100,000 to participate in the gala.

Up to 384 participants are expected report for the sports gala in Kitgum district on 8th December, a day before the competition.