Uganda Netball Federation (UNF) executives led by the president Sarah Babirye Kityo paid a courtesy visit to the Vice Chancellor Kampala University Al Hajji Professor Badru Kateregga.
This she did in company of the vice president administration Brigadier General Flavia Byekwaso and other members of the executives. The journey saw them reach the Professor’s home in Buziga on the evening of Monday August 16th.
It must be remembered that Al Haji Badru Kateregga is one of the most sought out people in the country and therefore his endorsement coincides with the campaign by the federation to make Netball more appealing to everyone.
“The main reasons for our visit is to thank the family of Professor Katerega for his role in mentoring the girl child as well as his contribution towards the game of Netball in the country” said Sarah Babirye Kityo.
Professor Kateregga gladly accepted to assume the responsibility of being the Men’s National Netball Team’s (He Cranes) patron and honoured the request of the executive.
Sarah Babirye Kityo, the federation’s president handed over their four-year strategic plan to the professor and his wife in a gesture to signal the level of organization at the federation.
The professor who also doubles as one of the proprietors of the Men’s Netball National Team applauded the flamboyant gesture and pledged full support to the federation.
“Am so happy that UNL has honoured my contribution towards the sport of netball in the country. I therefore promise to offer my support to the sport when required.” He said.
Realistically, Kateregga has done a tremendous job in not only promoting the Male Netball team but also the Female team. His recognition is by all means a good idea from the federation.
The meet-up also coincides with a campaign by the federation to bring on board schools and universities so as to brainstorm ways on how to make the game more lucrative in schools.
According to the executive, it’s a job of considerable difficulty to have the She Cranes without sourcing for talents from schools whose role in nurturing them is unquantifiable.