Upper Volta and Ntinda Giants were crowned 2020 Champions of their senior ladies’ and men’s pool leagues respectively after a year of minimal action due to the global pandemic in COVID-19. After a third of the season played (with (5) games left to play for the men and (6) for the ladies), the country wide lockdown on sport and recreation by the government. The pool Association of Uganda (PAU) cancelled the League with the leaders maintained as winners respectively and the two clubs were announced champions as PAU publicist Peter Kyobe confirmed.
ABOUT UPPER VOLTA POOL CLUB.
Upper Volta is club that was founded this year by Bob Male and signed a couple of big names in the Pool world such as Rita Nimusiima, Sheila Ankah, Zaimatt Nabafu, Jacinta Kajubi among others. This team helped them conquer the likes of Kampala central pool club, Ntinda Giants and 5 other Ladies clubs to go a season unbeaten and Zaimatt was able to get her hands onto the trophy after a 9 consecutive seasons drought. And her Rita Nimusiima the former national champion got onto level terms with Victoria Namuyanja after making it to 6 lady league tittles with 6 different clubs. Rukia Naiga came out on top as the top scorer with 22 goals out of a possible 24.
ABOUT NTINDA GIANTS POOL CLUB.
On the other side, Ntinda Giants the men’s champions has got both a Ladies’ and men’s team and was founded in 2017 as a B’ team of Hotpool that competed in 2018 Pool league one to advance to the Senior League in 2019 where they got independent under a one Eng. Okello Ronnie who brought in players like Geofrey Ssettumba, sSejemba Ibra, Kasozi Joseph among others.
Just like the Ladies’ Upper Volta, Ntnda Giants too were unbeaten this season. Gumikiriza Alfred overtook Kayiiya Wasswa as the most decorated player in the Pool Association History with 8 senior League tittles and his team mate Ssenyonjo Glorious came out on top with 59 goals to become top scorer for three consecutive seasons.