Financial hiccups suffocate construction of Hoima stadium as Corporate League kicks off

Hoima Police tackles EDPA Clinic in the Corporate League match at Hoima boma ground in Hoima City on Sunday, June 10, 2022. (Image: Gad Asaba)

Monetary checks are thwarting upgrading efforts of Hoima boma grounds to stadium standards, reveals Hoima City Mayor, Mr Brian Kaboyo.

Speaking at the kick-off of the Hoima Corporate League 2022, the mayor said being concerned about the current shape of the pitch, city authorities are engaging a number of stakeholders at different levels to aid in the construction of the pitch to standard.

Audio: Kaboyo on pitch (English)

Mr Kaboyo urged corporate organisations to support the league either through active participation or sponsorship as an avenue of developing and promoting sports and building a healthy body in form of physical exercises.

Mr Geoffrey Tumwesige, the Chairman Hoima Corporate League, cited the bad shape of the pitch and lack of funds as major obstacles retrogressing the league dynamism; appealing to all stakeholders including companies to lend a hand for the progress of the cause.

Audio: Tumwesige on pitch (English)

Mr Tumwesige said body fitness is as one of the achievements for one to participate in the league to avert non communicable diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure that ruin people’s health due to a sedentary lifestyle.

He urged corporate organisations to participate in the club as it creates friendship and unity among them, individuals and a broader community.

The former Hoima Corporate League Chairman, Mr Fred Byenkya, said the league brings together people of different talents in games like football, draft, athletics and pool table, thus, calling for cooperation to push them to a higher level.

Audio: Byenkya on pitch (English)

Hoima Corporate League 2022 kicked off on Sunday with Hoima police losing to St Regina School of Health Professionals 3-0; SBC thumped Centenary Bank 5-0 while Hoima Police drew with EDPA Clinic 1-1.

In other matches, KCB Bank beat UNRA 1-0 while Absa Bank beat Azur Christian Health Centre 2-1 among others.

Hoima Regional Referral Hospital, Hoima City Council and KASOBA were among other teams that participated in the game.

A total of 12 corporate teams registered for the tournament in this year’s edition with the football, pool table, athletics and overall winner to be awarded a trophy only.

Hoima Corporate League began in 2018.


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