LUDO: Uganda Doves finally off to South Africa to defend the African Ludo Cup of Nations 

The Uganda National Ludo team (Uganda Doves ) has departed for Pretoria South Africa for the 2023 Africa Ludo Cup of Nations slated for 27th-30th September 2023. Uganda are the defending Champions.

The team was  flagged off on Tuesday by the Uganda Ludo Federation President Hussein Kalule at the Entebbe International Airport.

A contingent of seven players has made the trip to South Africa where they will be tasked to defend the African Ludo Cup of Nations (ALCON).

While speaking to the press , Kalule stressed on the teams financial struggles going into the tournament.

“It’s so sad that most of our players didn’t manage to raise their own funds to travel with the team to South Africa.”said Kalule

He added”To the players I urge you to play with all your heart and forget the struggles we have been through in terms of finances ahead of this competition.Lets give our money value by defending our title.”

“we still have hope that government will send us money while in South Africa” he said

Uganda will not be playing in the women’s categories at the tournament after failing to meet the minimum number of female players

Uganda is ranked as the World’s best Ludo playing Nation.

Sixteen countries will be be taking part at the tournament.

In 2021 Uganda Doves played at the inaugural Africa Ludo Cup of Nations in South Africa where the beat the hosts to win the inaugural continental showpiece.

Motovu Huzaifah the Uganda Doves Captain was crowned MVP of the tournament. In the finals Matovu defeated South Africa’s and Africa’s top-seeded player Thabong Mokalapa in the South African two dice version.

Nagadya Beth was also unplayable at the tournament she was named the female MVP of the tournament

Travelling Squad

Matovu Huzaifah, Mubiru Emmanuel, Nagadya Beth, Nakabuye Rose , Ssenkumba Abdul, Sembusi Mike and Mayanja Herny.

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