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Kasirye-Lubega combo once again brings gold


Thé Uganda International Series tournament hit its climax on Sunday with two Gold medals for the host nation thanks to Brian Kasirye and Muzafaru Lubega who replicated their Kampala International Future Series performance.

Kasirye and Lubega got thier gold medals in the Men’s doubles after they achieved a walkover Maltase Mathew Abela and Maxim Grinblat who travelled back to his native country Israel after getting information of finding difficulties in returning back since yesterday was the last flight to Isreal due to war in that country.

In the same category, Expedito Emuddu and Augustus Owinyi were the other Ugandans on the medals list after they reached and lost the semi final to Abela and Grinblat only for both of them to take home bronze.

However Women’s doubles, Fadilah Shamika Muhammad Rafi and partner Tracy Naluwooza settled for Silver after losing out to Indian duo Rutaparna Panda and Swetaparna Panda.

For Gladys Mbabazi and Husina Kubugabe, they didn’t manage to go past the Semi final to the Indian pair which later turned category champions only for them to collect a bronze each.

In the singles where Team Uganda didn’t have the best of the performances, Fadilah Shamika lived up to the promise of reaching the semifinals, unfortunately losing only to bah a bronze.

Full list of winners


1. Koceila Mammeri/Tanina Violette Mammeri (Algeria)

2.Caden Karoka/Johanita Scholtz (South Africa)

3. Kuswanto Kuswanto/ Sreeyuktha Sreejith Parol (UAE)

3. Geoges Julien Paul/Kate Ludik (Mauritius)


1. Rutaparna Panda/Swetaparna Panda (India)

2. Fadilah Shamika Muhammad Rafi/Tracy Naluwooza. (Uganda)

3. Husina Kobugabe/Gladys Mbabazi (Uganda)

3. Aleena Qathun/ Nayonika Rajesh (UAE)


1. Brian Kasirye/Muzafaru Lubega (Uganda)

2. Mathew Abela/ Grinblat (Malta/Isreal)

3. Expedito Emuddu/ Augustus Owinyi (Uganda)

3. Mohammad Mahdi Mirshekari/ Saleh Sangtarash (Iran)


1. Meghana Ready Mareddy (India)

2. Wiktoria Dabczysnka (Poland)

3. Sreeyuktha Sreejth Parol (UAE)

3. Fadilah Shamika Muhammad Rafi (Uganda)


1. Luis Ramon Garrido (Mexico)

2. Vishal Vasudevan (India)

3. Shashwat Dalal (India)

3. Hein Htut (Myanmar)

The four day tournament was served off on Thursday 5th October and closed on Sunday 8th with an aim of helping the different athletes gain points to qualify for 2024 Paris Olympics.

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