Men’s Uganda Kabaddi League 2023 is in full swing

The Mens Uganda Kabaddi League 2023 is set to begin on January 5 and continue until January 28. This is the second season of the tournament and it will have ten teams. Five women’s teams will also play home and away matches. The finals will be held at the Fast Fusion Sports Arena in Bugolobi.

Kabaddi is an exhilarating full contact sport where a lone player tornados the den of 7 magnificent opponents with an objective to mark them and run for dear life. The opponents in response attempt to get his limbs and try to pin him down. It is synonymous with skill, speed, calculated reasoning, dramatization, adventure and fitness.

If you are a die hard fan of Kabaddi, then you may want to consider watching the Mens Uganda Kabaddi League in 2023. It is a huge event and you can even watch the games live on TV.

Men’s Uganda Kabaddi League 2023 Points Table: Men’s Uganda Kabaddi League Season 2 Team Standings

Schedule of the Tournament

The matches will be held at the Fast Fusion Indoor Stadium in Bugolobi. According to Indian time, four matches will be played daily. The first match will be at 3 PM and the second at 5 PM and the third at 7 PM and the fourth at 9 PM. Womens matches are also to be held at the same venue from 1 pm.

Teams in Uganda Kabaddi League

The ten teams in the league include :

  • Star Pirates KC
  • Twilight Errant Kabaddi
  • Jakana Super Bullets KC
  • Masaka KC
  • Random Fighters KC
  • Kampala KC
  • Superior KC
  • War Jaguars Kabaddi
  • Sharks Kabaddi Giants
  • Colothians KC

Uganda Kabaddi is Taking Off

Kabaddi, which originated from India 4,000 years earlier as a screen of strength for royal princes to win brides, is currently taking root in Uganda. Last year, the Uganda Kabaddi Federation (UKF) took a team of what can be termed as exhibition games in India yet that has come to be the stepping stone of the sport in Uganda. No Ugandan player was retained in the highly competitive Pro Kabaddi League.

Thanks to the skeletal group led by Edgar Mujuni, creativity has actually been the secret to their progression. Mujuni and also his group have had steady faith in Kabaddi considering that it was presented in 2017.

Inaugural Uganda Kabaddi League

The federation arranged the first ever Kabaddi League at Blend Sector in the Enterprise zone, competing virtually a month. The five-year $25,000 annual deal was a game changer.

The games were streamed online to an Indian target market by India’s premium digital sports on the internet TV, Absolute Broadcast under Star Sports TV.

Formerly, kabaddi was being played on lawn pitches or bare ground but with the Financial institution of India giving away a playing mat, the sporting activity simply upgraded to a brand-new degree. The league, which was promoted by Absolute Broadcast, gave the sporting activity a new identification. Gamers were smartly dressed with thumping songs as well as bright illumination creating a world class experience.

New Direction for the Players

” We had a similar experience when we went to India in 2014. I am so delighted we can reproduce it right here,” Douglas Mulaalira claimed. There were worries emerging from heavy takes on, but the organisers were residence as well as dry with no significant injuries.

Mulaalira, a trainee of Mulusa Academy, that played for champions Celebrity Pirates was voted MVP. He has actually given that signed up with large costs Masaka, who are one of the two teams in the increased league.

Mujuni states that although the kabaddi league was incredible, the best satisfaction is the improvement of the lives of gamers. Many of our players have been continuously struggling against destitution however playing in the specialist league, they have had the ability to make bursaries and some money.

If they regularly perform well, there is likewise an opportunity of some of the players going professional to India. Olivia Nalubega and Shanita Najjemba are living testaments of that possibility.

Talent Search

More efforts were made to organise grassroots activities. Thrice, the federation arranged schools champions including the Females Kabaddi Championship at Lugogo Indoor Arena, a champion which was won by St. Peter SS Matugga. There was likewise the National Secondary Schools Kabaddi Championship at Dream Africa Institution at Kabowa.

Although 3 international teams, Lycée Communal de Ruyaga from Burundi and also 2 from Zanzibar, went to the East African Colleges championship in Lugogo, it was a big success for kabaddi.

Looking forward

With the significant success of the first edition of the league, Uganda is anticipated to field a team in the Junior Globe Kabaddi Champion 2023 in Iran. The World Cup Kabaddi was delayed for practically 3 years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The competition is most likely to see the involvement of a myriad of groups consisting of European champs England and African champs Egypt. Various other teams are expected from Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, USA, Canada, Poland, Cyprus, and Italy among others.

World Kabaddi presently has more than 50 affiliated members as it bids for Olympic incorporation.

“Our target is to continue advertising kabaddi in the area as the sporting activity earns its right to stand alongside various other sporting activities,” Mujuni stated.