Media Sports Gala: Draws Held, Christian Media Pitted In Same Group

Lucky of Capital fm taking a draw at Namboole

The first of its kind and serious one in Uganda, the Media sports gala 2019 is set for this weekend at Namboole with attraction of 30 media Houses across the nation.

The draws for the one day sports gala that is set to take place on Sunday 12th October 2019 at Mandala National Stadium Namboole has been held at the stadium boardroom on Thursday afternoon and the interesting part of the draw is; the all Christian based media Houses (television stations) fell in the same group which is Group B.

Among the 30 media houses that confirmed their participation in fun’s day out for media personnel, there are seven Christian based media, three are radios and the four are televisions but the TVs found themselves in the same group.

There are six groups [for Football competition], each with five teams but group B has Gugudde TV, Dream TV, Kingdom media and Top Media, Daily Monitor fell in as the old man out who might be ‘baptized’ to change the faith.

There is not only Football, but the gala will also have Athletics and Netball competitions. Netball will be played in round robin format while athletics there will feature sprints, and relays (100m, 4x100m Men, 4x100m Women, 4x100m mixed relay).

According to organisers, the participants must come from the respective media houses In competition, no machineries will be allowed.

Hajji Jamil Ssewanyana, Manager Mandela National Stadium

However, the general public is free to come and watch their favourite presenters, writers and editors playing and the entrance will be free from 8am on Sunday until late.

This is the first of its kind because we spend much of our time on desk, reporting stories from different fields and we get no time to get fun, interact with our fellow journalists from different media Houses and even our listeners, viewers and readers. So we decided to have this as our fun day out with our fans and it will be annual” said Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) president Patrick Kanyomozi after the draws.

There will also be two planned friendly games between UCC and Uganda Media Owners Association (UMOA), then the Public Relations Association of Uganda (PRAU) and Uganda Advertiser’s Association (UAA).

There will also be alot of entertainment from different musicians with Legends Events on the note.

Full draws;

Group A

NTV, Prime Radio, Fufa Fm,Beat/Capital fm,Bukedde

Group B

Daily Monitor, Gugudde TV, Dream TV, Kingdom media,Top Media

Group C

Kfm, Radio Sapiensa, Impact fm, Galaxy FM,Baba TV

Group D

CMC,Spark TV,Bilal fm,Swift Sports, Sunrise Newspaper

Group E

Red pepper,Radio 4,Baba fm,The Observer,Nbs FM.

Group F

Kawowo sport,Smart 24 TV,Radio Simba,New Vision,Pearl FM.


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