Kabale Sports lovers honour former District sports officer Zatwoshaho

Kabale Municipality Mp Dr. Kamara gives James Zatwoshaho a gift for developing Sports in Kigezi

SPORT- Organisers of the Dr. Kamara Football Tournament have paid tribute to the former Kabale District Sports Officer James Zatwoshaho for his contribution to the development of sports in Kigezi sub region.

Mzee Zatwoshaho was one of the invited guests who attended the 2022  Dr. Kamara football tournament final match between Kirigime and Kijuguta ward, at Kabale Municipal Stadium.

During the event to crown Kirigime who defeated Kijuguta ward by a goal to nil, the Kabale Municipality Mp Dr. Nicholas Kamara gave Zatwoshaho a present heaping praises on the former Uganda Cranes player who is now aged 95.

James Zatwoshaho also played football for the defunct Kigezi District before he was summoned to the National team during the colonial era in the 1950s.

After his retirement as Kabale District Sports officer, he received the tender to manage Kabale Municipal Stadium, and on several occasions he was seen marking the football pitch boundaries, erecting corner flags, and hanging goal post nets before he fully retired from sports activities due to old age.

Dr. Kamara described Zatwoshaho as an icon and a role model for the younger football players hailing from Kigezi region.

“Mzee Zatwoshaho is a legend and a pillar in sports in Kabale District and Kigezi in general. We respect and recognise his tremendous contribution to the development of sports in this region,” Kamara said.

Meanwhile the Kabale Municipality FDC leaning MP said that he decided to start the tournament in order to keep his electorate fit and healthy.


The Central division LC.5 Councillor Leopold Twesigye and LC.3 Chairperson, Sam Arineitwe commended Kamara for organising the tournament saying that it promotes talent.


The 2022 tournament that started in September this year attracted all the 12 wards in the municipality.

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