Woodball giants Hongkong and Chinese Taipei arrived at Entebbe International Airport on Sunday ahead of the kickoff for the 2019 World beach woodball championship at Speenah Beach in Entebbe.
The delegations were warmly received by Uganda Woodball Federation (UWbF) officials led by Julius Lukwago, the vice president in charge of transport.
No sooner had the groups checked out of the immigration department at Entebbe International Airport, than they checked in at the official teams’ hotel – Imperial Golf View Hotel in Entebbe town, just a five minutes’ drive from the Airport.
Hong Kong and Chinese Taipei join the earlier arrived countries as Singapore, Korea, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Nepal, Vietnam, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Iran.
Some of the African countries already in Uganda are Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya.
Hong Kong and Chinese Taipei are two of the world’s leading woodball playing countries joined by China, Singapore and Malaysia.
The official opening ceremony of the second world beach woodball championship will be held on Monday, 27th May 2019 before the tournament gets underway on the subsequent day.
Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa, Ghana, Gabon, Oman, Nepal, Korea, Iran, Kazahstan, Japan, Bangladesh, Chinese Taipei, China, Indonesia, India, Macau, Vietnam, Singapore, Pakistan, Malaysia