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Zziwa plotting for Holland, US events

By Innocent Ndawula
Posted Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at 000:00


Ugandan draughts star Frank Zziwa is targeting nothing less than a replica performance of his last outing when he travels to Europe and USA for five international checkers tournaments. Zziwa scooped bronze at last year’s US Open Draught tournament and he heads back with his confidence sky high as he will have some priceless practice in form of tournaments. “I will not have any excuses. I have done personal training and have been studying some of the good international opponents on DVD. I thank Tropical Bank for footing my airfare from Amsterdam to Miami for the US Open. I will return with some medals,” vowed Zziwa soon after Tropical Bank’s executive director Hajj Abbas Mawanda presented him with a cheque of $1,200 (about Shs3.24m). This was at a press briefing held at the bank’s head offices in Kampala yesterday morning. “He is a hard working young man who can swim and play tennis. He is worth supporting,” said Mawanda. Before the US Open that is scheduled for August 19-28 in Sunny Isles - Florida, the Ugandan ace will pitch camp in Holland and take part in four Dutch Opens including the Barnsteentoermooi (July 11-15), Heerhugowoard (July 16-23), Nijimegen (July 24-30) and Brunsum (August 5-13).