Busoga Kingdom in partnership with Uganda’s telecommunications giant MTN have launched the first ever Busoga Masaza Cycling competitions.
The cycling competition comes on the heels of the recently concluded Busoga Masaza Cup Football tournament which was won by Bukhooli-Namayingo following a 1-0 win against Kigulu FC.
While launching the cycling competition at the kingdom headquarters at Bugembe, Jinja city on Thursday, Busoga Kingdom’s second deputy Katuukiro Owek. Osman Noor Ahmed commended MTN for supporting the kingdom.
“I take this honour to thank MTN for the continued support of OBB. MTN has sponsored most of the Kingdom activities,” Noor said.
He said the competitions will start on September, 30, 2022 and will be in two categories; those who will use the Maanyi ga Kifuba bicycle and those who will use the Mountain Bike.
Each category will have 25 competitors making a total of 50 competitors in every chiefdom. Six of the best participants will be selected to represent the chiefdom at the kingdom level; three from each category.
Owek. Osman said all the eleven chiefdoms that make up Busoga Kingdom have confirmed participation in the cycling edition 2022 and also launched the official jersey that will be used by competitors.
Busoga Kingdom’s Minister of Sports Owek. Amin Bbosa who was in the company of his deputy Owek. Daniel Musota, said the competitions will start on Friday 30th, September in Kigulu chiefdom, in Bugweri chiefdom on Saturday 1st and in Luuka chiefdom on Sunday 2nd.
Owek. Amin Bbosa said the 6 winners from each chiefdom will compete in the Busoga Kingdom Finals slated for 5th, November, 2022 where the grand winners will receive trophies and other prizes.
MTN’s regional business manager in charge of Eastern, Jimmy Isaraza, said MTN was happy to roll out another exciting sports event in the kingdom.
Isaraza said that MTN will continue to support the Kingdom in realising its aspirations in the sectors of education and health among others adding that the giant telecom company will also strengthen the partnership between the people of Busoga and OBB.