8 January 2013

Uganda: Top Seeds Plot for Africa Squash Championship

Seed two Ian Rukunya eagerly eyes a shot at the Africa Squash Championship due in Winhoek, Namibia this month.

The Kampala Club player has been rigorously working out with the hope of making a mark in the continental showdown.

Rukunya, 24, who upset number one seed Michael Kawooya in the Castle Lite Open in December is tipped to be among the five-man squad to be named for the assignment.

The pair that reached the semi-finals of the Kengen Parkland Open in Kenya is tipped to make the cut.

"This is a very big opportunity. I have been training very hard and I believe I'm in the right shape already," hinted Rukunya.

"My speed is OK. I'm working to better my endurance and patience," Rukunya who is following on the footsteps of his father Simon Kajubu and grandfather Emmanuel Kajubu in the squash-playing family tree added yesterday.

The Africa championship which is expected to involve world ranked players from South Africa and Egypt is due on January 22-27.

Uganda last took part in the event in 1992. And to Kawooya who had a stint in the St. Petersburg Open in Russia, facing big guns in the event is a lovely affair.

Paul Kadoma and Brian Okumu will be on the team too.

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