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NCS Vs Netball

06 February, 2023

The war of words between Sarah Babirye Kityo, the president of the Uganda Netball Federation, and Dr. Patrick Ogwel, the General Secretary of the National Council of Sports General is far from over.


Kityo has made fresh allegations accusing Ogwel of asking for kickbacks whenever disbursing funds to facilitate the National netball team. Addressing journalists at the Uganda Netball Federation head offices in Kampala today, Kityo said the NCS boss has been repeatedly asking for kickbacks from their federation whenever he is allocating funds to the National team, She Cranes. 


She cited their trip to South Africa in 2021 for the Male Netball Championship where Ogwel reportedly demanded a kickback of Shillings 40 million out of the Shillings 100 million allocated for the championship. 

According to Kityo, although the federation’s top leadership agreed not to pay the kickback, the vice president, Richard Muhumuza, and General Secretary, Amina Mande defied the resolution and paid Dr. Ogwel Shillings 30 million, which was supposed to cover the player's allowances. Dr. Ogwel denies this.