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Campus News: KIU's Corporate Woodball King Starts Training


By Isaac Akugizibwe

KIU, Main Campus - First corporate circuit champion, Ainamaani Twijukye has resumed individual training ahead of the second wood ball circuit that is supposed to take place in Bugema at a date yet to be disclosed due to COVID-19 pandemic.

The event that was to take place on 4th, April 2020 was shifted by the Uganda Woodball Federation to a date they will identify after the COVID-19 lockdown ends. The same federation also cancelled the 10th Ndejje Championships set for March 28th, the third corporate circuit scheduled for 7th June and the 2020 President's cup of July 5th following uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic Crisis.

According to Ainamaani, the federation may reschedule the tournament anytime and lack of fitness and preparation would render his position insecure. He said the main reason for training is to ensure he remains in top shape.

"I have been doing training to keep my position secure," Aine said." I want to remain a champion," he added.

He also added that his opponents are doing everything they can to outwit him so he had better remain fit and undisputed. He also expects the federation to release a fixed time table which could require players to be extra fit.

The 24-year-old is the only corporate wood ball circuit player at KIU, Main Campus and the reigning champion for the first corporate circuit. Aine put up a spectacular show to win the gold medal at Makerere Business School grounds on 16th, February 2020.  Ainamaani is also a member of the university's elite Woodball squad that has brought it glory over the years. 

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