Uganda had a very eventful weekend, wins and celebrations even though there were some sad news about the passing of popular comedian Paddy “Bitama” Ssali’s sudden passing after losing a battle to Skin Cancer on Saturday afternoon at Mulago Cancer Institute, he was a member of the Amarula Family a popular comedy group in Uganda. He will be laid to rest today in Mityana.
May his soul rest in peace.
In fashion World, Miss Stacy Amito a Ugandan won the first Africa’s Next Top Model, a spinoff show of America’s Next Top Model, a show that was started by American Supermodel Tyra Banks. The African edition is hosted by Nigerian model Oluchi who won the 1998 MNet Face of Africa model search. Amito beat contestants from Angola and Nigeria to get the $50,000 with a modeling contract to DNA Model Management based in New York. Wish you all the best girl.
Soccer is a daily food for the Ugandan soccer fanatics so you can imagine the noise and jubilation that certain neighborhoods had to put up with Yunus Sentamu the man of the match in the Ugandan vs Burkina Faso CHAN game led Uganda to 2- 1 win at the Athlone Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa on Sunday Evening.
Yunus Sentamu is a 19year old Viper SC striker, we are very proud of our National Team and we hope this time our hearts will not be broken at the final stage. And on the last high note of the weekend, Uganda’s Basketball team won the Mapinduzi Cup 2014 basketball series after beating their Kenyan counterparts in Zanzibar this past weekend. Hopefully the week ahead is going to bring more good things for all the good folks of Uganda.