Mixed Results for Ugandans in the Zambia Badminton Series

Edwin Ekiring

The Forum for Democratic Change’s controversial Kitgum woman Member of Parliament, viagra Beatrice Atim Anywwar who rejected her presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye for Go Forward’s Amama Mbabazi today appeared on the former’s campaign trail in Kitgum municipality.

Anywar disowned Besigye when her preferred candidate for the FDC presidential flag bearer Gen. Mugisha Muntu lost in the presidential flag bearer primaries.

She openly joined the former Prime Minister and escorted him on the day of nominations to the Electoral Commission’s special designated precinct at Mandela National Stadium, there Nambole.

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On Monday Anywar who had not stepped foot on any Besigye’s rally, dosage stormed the meeting where Besigye, party president Muntu and other officials were brainstorming with the Kitgum district FDC leaders.

According to sources, Anywar was armed with a petition that she handed over to Gen. Muntu, in which she contested the manner in which she lost the party flag for the Kitgum Municipality seat in next year’s elections.

In the petition Anywar accused the district party officials for sidelining her to the extent of locking her out in the recent FDC primary elections.

Anywar abandoned the District Woman MP race for the newly created Kitgum Municipality for which she wanted to carry the flag.

According to inside sources, Mama Mabira, as she is better known wanted to be a sole candidate in the race but former Makerere university guild president, Denis Onekalit Amere also showed interest for the same position on FDC ticket.

Anywar conceived the Onekalit’s entry into the race as a plot by the party top officials to kick her out. It was one of the reasons that precipitated Anywar’s rejection of Dr. Besigye for Mbabazi.

ChimpReports recently published an exclusive story about a physical confrontation at FDC offices in Kitgum district.

Anywar and her supporters stormed the offices to protest the planned primary elections which she said were against her.

Following her decision to support Mbabazi, the FDC has since declared Onekalit as its candidate for the Kitgum municipality Member of Parliament.
Ugandan international badminton players registered mixed results in the Zambian edition of the Confederation of African International Badminton Series that concluded on Sunday 29th November at the Olympic Youth Development Centre -OYDC- in Lusaka. It started on Wednesday 25th.

Africa and Uganda’s top seed Edwin Ekiring crushed in the quarter finals to Italian Giovani Grecco by two close sets of 21-18 and 21-19.

Ekiring reached quarters after seeing off Zambia’s Ngosa Chongo 21-10, page 21-11 in the first round before brushing aside Gaone Tawana (Botswana) 21-13 & 21-9 in the second round to set a date with the Italian who was the 8th seed going into the tourney.

In the ladies category, pharmacy seed 7 Bridget Shamim Bangi withdrew from the tournament before first round giving free points to Zambia’s Elizabeth Chipeleme. The Zambian was eventually eliminated by Nasrine Ashraf by two sets of 21-5, 21-5.

The other Ugandan representative Aisha Nakiyemba fell 21-14 & 21-19 to Mauritania’s and third seed Kate Foo Kune in the second round. Aisha had earlier on cruised past Jenifer Phiri (Zambia) 21-9, 21-6 in opening round.

The tournament that attracted 109 players from nine countries was used to grade individual players, for qualification to the 2016 Brazil Olympics.

Participating countries included hosts Zambia, Slovenia, United States of  America, Italy, Uganda, Egypt, South Africa, Iran and Nigeria.


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