Individual Ludo Championship set for clash of the titans on day two


After a successful day one, the 21st edition of the Individual Ludo Tournament reached its initial stages with the conduct of the first and second rounds at the Lugogo Hockey Stadium on Sunday.

Over a thousand competitors risked the sweet morning slumber, and by 8 am Lugogo Hockey Stadium was packed to the gills with contestants prepared to square off in the opening round.

Draws were conducted with all participants in pairs, ready to face off in the absence of the Hon. Minister of Education and Sports, Peter Ogwanga, who was outside of the country on official duties

Therefore Africa Ludo Federation boss Hussein Kalule diced off the event in front of a sizable throng of players and their supporters.

All around the playing boards, the group of referees who had just earned a grade C certificate successfully officiated the tournament’s opening round.

Lugogo Hockey Stadium witnessed its fair share of excitement as players battled it out to proceed to the third round, which was the climax of day one.

The event was also graced by Nakawa Division Mayor Paul Mugambe, who is Ludo faithful.

“I am so excited to host a tournament of this magnitude in the district of Nakawa. Ludo is a people’s game, and it’s played by the majority of youths in Nakawa , said Mayor 

I am going to do everything in my capacity to help and promote this game further in Nakawa , he added

The Nakawa Division Speaker, Hon. Luyombya Godfrey, one of the invited guests, attended the ceremony and commended the Uganda Ludo Federation for organising a tournament of this stature.

The main organiser of the tournament Hussein Kalule, the current ULF president also came out to add a voice saying ;

“The day has been so colourful, and I would love to take this opportunity to thank all the participants and fans who managed to make it to Lugogo. 

We have witnessed a tournament with a lot of competition, and all in all, we didn’t get any challenges in terms of referees. 

 Tomorrow’s going to be a clash of the titans because the third round has a lot of star quality from the National Ludo Super League,” said Kalule while speaking to the media

The highly anticipated third round is slated for August 21st, 2023, at Green Card Gardens in Nansana, next to the ULF head offices.

The remaining park consists of 400 players, 250 from the second round, 50 from the VIP, and 100 from the National Ludo Super League 

The winner will ride away with a brand new motorcycle, while other winners will receive medals and cash prizes from the Uganda Ludo Federation.

The five best players from this tournament will be part of the 10-player team that will represent Uganda at the 2024 International Ludo Individual Championship in Dubai in January.

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