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Kampala International Series: Last man standing Kasirye, books place in final 


Brian Kasirye lit up the day for team Uganda at the ongoing Kampala International Series winning his Quaterfinal and semifinal tie in the Men’s category to head to the finals.

This happened on Saturday morning at the Lugogo Indoor Arena as Kasirye got into action  with his head held high to scrap 2-1 win over Myanmar’s Hein Htut at quarters to get to the semis.

Kasirye lost the first set 21-12 but bounced back to take the second with 21-07 score after the Myanmar 17 year old international failed to keep the game in control hence losing it in the third 21-17.

In the semifinals, Kasirye was up against SouthAfrica’s Kazora who he beat by two sets, winning the first by a point 11-10 and losing the second by six, 21-15 only for him to come back stronger with a robust 20-16 finish in hard set to command a place in the final.

For Kobugabe, she lost two sets straight (8-11, 13-17)against United Arab Emirates’ Zainaba Reem Siraj at the quater only to bow of both the singles and doubles where she was playing with Gladys Mbabazi on one side.

The tournament to climax on Sunday 1st October just before the Uganda International Series on Monday. Both tournaments are 2024 Paris Olympic qualifying events and all points gathered are counted by the IOC.

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