Ludo World Champion Uganda is now top of the International Ludo Federation (ILF) rankings that were released on 29th ,April 2023 by the international governing body.
Uganda is the first country from the African continent to end the dominance of India and Brazil, collecting 105 points after producing performances between 2020 and 2022 to conquer India and Brazil on 90 and 88 points respectively.
The rankings were based on a number of perimeters that included Domestic Leagues, National Leadership, participation in rated tournaments, performance in rated tournaments and Internatonal Leadership.
“We thank GOD for enabling us to reach this milestone but all in all we expected it.we have come from far and we have won everything that has come our way as Uganda as far as the mind game of Ludo is concerned from Africa to the International stage.” the ULF president Hussein Kalule said
“We promise Ugandans that we shall stay a float with enough support from Government.” he added
He further concluded and said that “This year, we are embarking on Ludo in schools starting with Secondary Schools this year so that we can get future National team stars that will represent the country since the current players are soon retairing from National Duty.”
Uganda Ludo Federation as President has huge advantage over the game since Hussein Kalule the federation president is also the president of the Africa Ludo Federation (ALF) and International Ludo Federation (ILF) at stated on the Federation website.
Uganda has two international engagements this year. The first being Uganda National Team (Uganda Doves) traveling to South Africa in September 2023 to defend the (AL-CON) trophy ,and later the International Ludo Individual Champions in November 2023 in Dubai.