By Thomas Odongo
WAKISO. The Senior Presidential Advisor on Special Operation (SPA/SO) Maj Gen Muhoozi Kainerugaba has offered Sh5 Million Shillings to former Uganda Cranes Captain Andy Mwesigwa in a bid to support the completion of his Wakiso based Sports Academy.
The cash contribution was delivered on Tuesday by Maj Mcdans Kamugira, the civil-military relations officer in the office of the SPA/SO.
Mwesigwa also Director of Andy Mwesigwa Education and Sports College Wakiso officially retired from the Uganda Cranes team in January 2018 after 13 years of service after featuring 78 times and scoring 8 goals.
After hanging his boots, Mwesigwa embarked on developing sports in the country through academies, something that attracted the attention of Gen Kainerugaba.
Gen Kainerugaba’s contribution to Mwesigwa’s academy is another manifestation for his love of sports.
His passion for sports has been demonstrated on many occasions, having presided over and supported several sporting activities in the country.
Last month, the General officiated at the finals of Muhoozi Tournament Cup at Wankulukuku playground, a competition to he has been supporting since 2013. After the games, he challenged the youth to embrace sports for physical fitness and better health.
In March this year, General Kainerugaba, who is also the patron of the Common Wealth Games Association of Uganda flagged off Uganda’s team to the 21st Common Wealth Games which was held at the Gold Coast, Australia from 4th to 15th April, 2018. Ugandan athletes won several medals at the games.
Gen Kainerugaba also presided over the Uganda Sports Press Association Awards in 2017.
Meanwhile, the former Cranes defender also has another sports academy in Jinja.
Mwesiga’s love for the game is no rumor and his efforts to develop young talent has always been demonstrated publicly.
In March this year, Mwesigwa preached the soccer gospel to the young players in Kabale when he was presiding over the Soccer-To-Unite Primary Schools Tournament at the Kabale Municipal stadium.
Mwesigwa then urged stakeholders to promote soccer, noting that the game can develop to greater heights if it is well grounded right from the younger generation.
He later selected students from Canaan High Primary School for both their academic and soccer dreams.
Andy Mwesigwa Education and Sports College Wakiso has also groomed new soccer talent and albeit just opening this year, it has proved to be a force to reckon with among soccer playing schools.
Mwesigwa has promised to develop the institution into a giant in both sports and academics.