Uganda and Kenya draw in titanic East Africa Super Bowl 2022 championship

Insight:

Uganda will host Kenya in the second leg of the 2022 East Africa Super Bowl American Football Championship in November 2022 in Kampala city.

East Africa Super Bowl Championship 2022:

Whenever Uganda meets Kenya in any sport it is a clash where sparks are expected before egos are settled.

Such duels are breathtaking, epic, explosive, appetizing, and at best, too close to call.

This was the case as the 2022 East Africa Super Bowl American Football Championship was played at Kenyatta Stadium in the city of Nairobi on Sunday 4e September.

Action between Uganda and Kenya during the 2022 East Africa Super Bowl American Football Championship in Nairobi. (MLB)

These two traditional rivals both played at 18 apiece in an exciting albeit physical competition.

Hillary Miiro, Sam Kigozi and Hussein Andama scored for Uganda in a physical duel based on both the flag and full contact.

This was the first stage of the second edition of this interesting competition whose return match is scheduled for November 2022 in the city of Kampala.

American football action between Uganda and Kenya. (MLB)
Ugandan and Kenyan officials display American football equipment. (MLB)

The President of the Uganda American Football Association, Steven George Okeng, was honored with the welcome and organization of their Kenyan counterparts, as well as the sportsmanship on which the game was tipped.

“I thank our hosts, Kenya, for the sporting character. They welcomed us well and it was a great game without a winner since it ended in a draw. Maybe we will have a winner when the two sides meet again in November 2022,” Okeng revealed.

Team Kenya team session at half time (Credit: MLB)
Kenya national football team

American football is one of the fastest growing sporting disciplines in Uganda and East Africa as a region.

The courses and capacity building workshops in administration, technique, management, arbitration have contributed to the enrichment of many players as well as administrators.

Outside assistance from well-established clubs in the United States of America (USA) in the form of equipment (balls, jerseys, boots, helmets and other protective equipment), capacity building symposia, practical exercises and finance also helped the game to grow further.

One example is Philadelphia Eagles head coach Jeremiah Washburn, who has traveled to Uganda on several occasions to tip prominent figures involved in American football.

Uganda’s President of American Football, Okeng, has also visited the United States on various assignments as part of exchange programs to consider how best to develop the game in Uganda, East Africa and in Africa in general.

Ugandan and Kenyan officials hold their respective flags before kick-off
Match officials pose for a group photo before kick-off at Kenyatta Stadium, Nairobi, Kenya

Uganda Delegation:

Marvin Kasumba, Samuel Kigozi, Richard Nsobya, Joshua Wenowe, Hillary Miiro, George Bekunda, Micheal Mugezi, Hope Jibril, Gibson Ochaya, Ken Rohan Kamanzi, Kennedy Okot, Denis Achome, Alex Urunzy, Martin Larry Omalla, George Mpanga

Kenya and Uganda tied 18 in the first leg of the East African Championship 2022 at the Kenyatta Stadium in the city of Nairobi

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