By Sandra Tumwekwase
The former Igara East MP contestant Dan Mugura Karukiko has tasked Ugandans to identify, support and develop talents especially among the youths.
Mugura said these yesterday while officiating at the Mbarara Kids Planet (MKP) Independence Tournament in which various football teams from Mbarara and Bushenyi participated.
Dan Mugura Karukiiko emphasized the rationale of sports development such as income generation, Trans boundary and social recognition, physical fitness, prevention of diseases and healthy development.
Some of the teams that participated include; Mbarara Business Elite, Riham FC, Cocacola FC, Dembe FC, Somali Stars, X-International FC, Digtech FC, Buymore, Bushenyi in Mbarara FC, Kajambiya FC, Elite FC and many others.
X- International emerged the winner after defeating Somali Stars in the finals.
The Chief Executive Officer of Mbarara Kids Planet Dan Mugura revealed that the Independence cup shall take place every year with finals being played on the Independence Day with an aim of identifying and developing talents especially those from Igara east.
Present at the event was Uganda Cranes Star and Vipers striker, Hillary Mukundane Karukiiko.
It should be recalled that the Mbarara artificial football turf is the first of its kind that has been built to International turf standards in the region.
This multibillion shillings project was constructed to promote sports in the region.
Asked why he chose to inject such huge sums of money in the project, Mugura noted that when it comes to Sports, Youths and all activities that touch humanity, it doesn’t matter how much money you put as long as you get positive results.
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