Amanyiyo and Napookoli on the hunt for Team Uganda medals at the 2022 ISF World School Games


International School Sports (Table Tennis):

  • 14and – 24and May 2022
  • Town in Normandy, France

Six table tennis players make the Uganda Schools squad for the 19and edition of the World School Games of International School Sports (ISF) in Normandy, France.

There are three male and female players each in this team.

Men’s two seed Philip Martin Napookoli will lead the men’s players.

Phillip Martin Napookoli, Uganda’s current table tennis number two. (David Isabirye)

Fresh off of the 2022 East Africa Table Tennis Championships in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where Uganda won bronze, Napookoli is a student at Kibuli Secondary School.

The other two players are Tendo Desire Kasoma of St Michael International and Denis Wasswa Kikomeko, a student at Mbogo College School.

Desire Tendo Kasoma (left) and Denis Wasswa Kikomeko are also part of the France team. (David Isabirye)

The three girls include the Mbogo College School duo of Shanitah Namaala and Halima Astoolo as well as Flavia Amanyiyo of St Michael International School.

Amanyiyo is a product of the “My Gender, My Strength Uganda 2021” project where at least 120 girls were attracted to play table tennis at 9 training centers in Kampala and Wakiso districts.

Table tennis is among the games that Uganda will feature at the games.

The others are badminton, basketball (3X3), athletics and swimming.

The 19and edition of the ISF World School Games will take place from 14and at 24and May 2022 in Normandy, France.

Minister of State for Sports Hon. Hamson Denis Obua will lead the Ugandan delegation to the games.

David Isabirye is a senior writer for Kawowo Sports, where he covers most major events. More by David Isabirye

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