Thursday, April 14, 2011

Our Uganda Friday: Friday Night Lights (Basketball)

by Darlyne Komukama

These blog posts are intended to show you a side of Uganda that you are not privy to in more conventional media while also providing you with fun ideas for what to do with your weekends. The ladies of Awava, here in Uganda, share many interests and this leads us to write about artsy cultural events mostly. I want to change that up today.

Basketball is a big part of Uganda's urban culture and the season is eagerly followed by avid fans at the Y.M.C.A in Wandegeya. Friday Night Lights is a chance to get the fans and the players interacting while keeping the players fit off-season. The idea is that the fans get to play with their favourite players! The fans applied with the name of their favourite player in a text message promo and 10 teams were picked out.

The final is today, 15th April, 2011 at Y.M.C.A in Wandegeya starting at 7.00pm with Team Ikong versing Team Koma. The entrance fee is only Ushs 5,000 Come out and watch Uganda's best play alongside their biggest fans or just catch the slam dunk competition or take the half time challenge and possibly win yourself 2 million shillings!

See you there.

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