William Osire, Sarah Zawedde and Jeff Kayongo managed to scoop five bronze medals from Singapore and Malaysia Open Woodball Championship tournaments that were held from July 31- August 2 and August 4 – August 9 respectively. Both Jeff Kayongo and Sarah Zawedde scooped the two medals from the two events after finishing in the top flight while William Osire earned a medal after he hit a gate-in-one in Singapore. Both Kayongo and Zawedde arrived back home on Tuesday aboard Ethiopian Airlines ET332 that touched down at Entebbe International Airport at 1255 hrs. The duo was welcomed by Woodball federation General Secretary Joseph Collins Ssemanda and their families. William Osire opted to remain in Nairobi.
“First I would like to thank God for winning the medals. I’m grateful to all those who have supported us in one way or the other. The tournaments were challenging, the competition was very stiff especially from Hong Kong and Taiwan who are the experts in the game and the fairways both in Singapore and Malaysia weren’t simple” Zawedde told the media shortly after arriving at Entebbe Airport.
“The competition was very tight both in Singapore and Malaysia. It required a lot of energy to hit the fairways. In Singapore the fairways were quite sloppy while Malaysia they were flat” Jeff Kayongo echoed.
“We are delighted to have the team back. We are grateful for the medals they won and we as a federation we would like to thank them for ably representing Uganda. Jeff Kayongo made us proud in the juniors’ category, the sky is the limit for him” Joseph Collins Ssemanda stated.
Mayor Kayanja’s deputy Simon Kimanye hosted the duo and their families to a luncheon at Flight Motel Entebbe.