Presidential Advisor on Special Operations, Major General Muhoozi Kainerugaba has extended financial support to three young chess players who are set to compete in an international tournament.
In his continued love for sports, Gen Kainerugaba has come to the rescue of young chess players from Bridge International School.
Through his aide, Major Chris Magezi, the trio of Joyce Kity Mary Ndagizimana, Patrick Elijah Muwanguzi and Kevin Paul Wasswa got a cheque of $3,700 (about Shs13.3m) on Monday.
Maj. Magezi indicated that the First Son upon receiving news about the possibility of the kids not competing in Zimbabwe, he offered to extend a helping hand to them.
“When he received the news, he was willing to support the kids that are going to represent Uganda on the international stage,” he said.
Ndagizimana, Muwanguzi and Wasswa all students at Bridge International School will compete at the African Schools Individual championships slated for August 16-28 in Zimbabwe.
Ndagizimana is a six-year-old girl who has shot into the limelight for her prowess at playing the game of chess.
At her age, turns out for the mighty Bishops chess club in the Uganda chess league and she will compete in the U8 category.
Muwanguzi and Wasswa play for Mulago Pawns and will play in the U10 and U12 categories respectively.