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KIU Explorer of the Day: Maureen Will Not Quit on her World Cup Dream


By Isaac  Akugizibwe

KIU, Main Campus – Maureen Karungi, a 24-year-old student of Business Administration will not quit on her dream to feature in the Wood Ball World Cup in Malaysia. The sporting event is scheduled for December 2020. 

If selected, the 24-year-old wood ball extraordinaire would make her second world cup appearance.

"I have been trying to get back to the drawing board in this lockdown," Karungi said. 

She added that she is currently doing arm training to ensure she remains fit ahead of national trials.

Karungi is also part of the University’s wood ball team that is planning for the inter-university games that have been shifted to December due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She assured us that her training as well as her teammates is in compliance with the national directives. 

"Each player is doing their personal training from their homes,” Karungi said while emphasizing her commitment to the University. “My aim now is to pass the national team trials for the 2020 World Cup though I can never let my university down."

Karungi is considered to be one of the best female singles wood ball players in Uganda. She has collected over 15 gold, silver and bronze  medals since 2016 when she started playing the game. 

Most notably, she was pivotal in Uganda’s 2019 World triumph at Spenach Beach, Entebbe. She also helped KIU scoop silver at the 2018 inter-university games held at Ndejje University.