Mihigo leads team UCU to EA Challenge

Badminton star, Daniel Mihigo, will lead team UCU in the East African Badminton Challenge due September 9 to 11 at Lugogo Indoor Stadium. Mihigo

The championship is expected to attract a host of players from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.

Mihigo will captain the team of over 12, which also includes Brenda Nabusindo, Jovan Kyambadde and coach-player, Freddie Kirabo.

“My target is to win the singles and doubles especially after my league loss,” he said.

The UCU pair of Mihigo and Kirabo emerged second in the league after losing to Ndejje’s Jacob Musisi and Herbert Ebyayo in the men’s doubles finals.

Mihigo and Nabusindo also lost to Ndejje’s Daisy Nakalyango and Ebyayo in the mixed doubles.

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UCU badminton champion in Mauritius

 

BY DANIEL MIHIGO 

Recently, I returned from Mauritius where I had gone to represent the country in the continental badminton championship. I went under Team Uganda with seven other colleagues.

It was such a really great nice experience I had. My first experience there was in 2010 when I was young and could not explore much. This time round, I had a chance to visit and explore what I had missed out in 2010.

Mauritius was very hot and humid too. During the night, I wouldn’t even cover myself. Because of my love for freestyle dressing, I enjoyed wearing my shorts while there. It was fun for me.

For food, we had sea food. Most of their hotels and restaurants served sea food. Mostly, we ate chicken. Their chicken was so big but not as tasty as Ugandan chicken. I enjoyed the sea food and the local juice made from different fruits. I took a tour around the western side of the country and visited the sugarcane plantations. I also saw beautiful mountains on the island and enjoyed moving in the rain as the weather remained hot in spite of the showers. Their music and dances were nice.

Their environment was very organized and dustless. It is all tarmac with very nice roads. The cost of living there is quite cheaper than Uganda’s. Their transport, their food, and everything else around are cheap.

The customer care at the hotel where we stayed was really good. We had also interacted with the same people because I knew them before. For the games, we were picked by the van from the hotel but for personal business you would cater for your own transport.

While in Mauritius, I spoke some French, among the five languages — Chinese, Creole, English, French and Hindu.

I have always liked every trip I have had to Mauritius. I must say it’s the best holiday destination.