Reigning national pool champion Matovu aims for title defence

Nile Special National Pool Championship (Grand Finale):

  • Saturday, 28th October 2017
  • At the Lugogo Indoor Arena, Kampala (9 am – Till Late)
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Sula Matovu breaks prior to kick off of a game at last year’s championship in Lugogo

No player has ever successfully defended the nile special national pool championship.

2016 winner Sula ‘Kawujjo’ Matovu is up to the task to erase the form book and re-write history.

The CKI club player expressed his readiness to Kawowo Sports during an exclusive interview after the launch of the 2017 edition.

“I am currently training well and ready to make history. Records are broken time over and again. I believe I will be one of those to be counted” Matovu confidently stated.

The Pool Association of Uganda (PAU) top seeded male player, also the reigning Nile Special USPA male pool player of the year will however face a strong challenge.

Sula Matovu with his car and 2 trophies last year

The other seeded players and a couple of on form colleagues in the fraternity as Fahad Ssewankambo, Alfred ‘Black Sheep’ Gumikiriza, Geofrey ‘Fire man’ Ssetumba, Amos Ndgyagumanawe, Jonah ”Joker” Turigye, Fred ”Bonde” Namanya, Wasswa Kayiiya and many others who have to first skip the qualification hurdle.

The 8 top seeds, like the custom has been will not be engaged in the qualifiers as they will take part only in the final tournament among the 128 players in the national finals at Lugogo on 28th October 2017.

The tournament will officially cue off on Friday, 25 August 2017 with the respective preliminary round of qualifiers across the country.

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Matovu mobbed by fans last year after pocketing the winning ball

These will last up to 23rd September. Mid next month, the regional championships will commence up to 14th October 2017.

Close to 8000 players will take part in the event that has been engerzied by increase in the prize monies for the best performers.

Matovu, too is motivated by the enticing prizes at stake.

“Now that there is a Toyota Altezza, I would work hard and win it for my mother. Also, the increased prize money is a big impetus and motivation for all of us players.”

The tournament has been now played for 8 years.

Prizes:

  • Overall winner – Toyota Altezza, 5M & a high-end Super League Pool table
  • 2nd place finisher – 5,000,000 and a Super League Pool table.
  • 3rd place finisher – 2,500,000
  • 4th place finisher – 1,250,000
  • 5th to 8th place – 625,000
  • 9th to 16th place – 300,000