The FITB is delighted to confirm that the FITB African Tchoukball Championships 2018 will take place in Uganda after the Ugandan Tchoukball Association won the bid to host the competition. The competition will be a key part of the FITB's continental tchoukball programme over the next year as 4 continents stage their events. Over the past 5 years, Uganda has been a major player in spreading tchoukball in this part of Africa. It has led development working with the FITB in Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia and South Sudan.
Over the past few years, Uganda has also seen visits from players in Europe and Brazil as Austrian Stefan Schuster and Brazillian Cicero Soares visited the country to support its coaching and development programme in the region.
The event will take place from the 16-19 August 2018 in Kampala, the capital city of Uganda.
The FITB will again be offering a coaching course and a refereeing course in Uganda before the start of the competition.
Ismail Waiswa, President of the Ugandan Federation was very happy with the decision to host in Uganda:
"It has been a pleasure to serve both Uganda and Africa as a whole with tchoukball. I would like to thank the FITB once again for the support it renders to the African continent and the world all over through its leadership and guidance."
Jeff Ang, General Secretary of the FITB paid tribute to the Ugandan Federation.
"Uganda has been a wonderful neighbour to nearby countries with its citizens and officials of the Ugandan Tchoukball Association reaching out to support the development of tchoukball in Africa. Hosting a major competition is both a recognition of that and also of the first class bid that the association submitted to us."