Have you ever heard of a sport called quidditch and are you aware that Uganda is going to actually represent Africa at the 2016 Quidditch world cup next month in Frankfurt Germany?
Urban TV brings an exclusive on this game that was introduced in Uganda in 2013.
On a fine Sunday morning Urban TV arrives at Mpugwe trading centre along the Kampala Masaka highway and heads to Katwadde village four kilometres from the tarmac road.
Our mission is find out about this mysterious team that is going to represent Uganda and Africa at the quidditch world cup to be held in Frankfurt Germany just next month.
We are in time to witness the team walk to the dusty and ragged pitch on which they practice beginning with warm up exercises.
Thereafter the head coach John Sentamu instructs the players who are in the age range of 11 to 36 years to form teams of five and start playing against each other.
He excuses himself to come and narrate the team’s anticipated participation in the quidditch world cup between the 22-25th of July.
Surprisingly, many Ugandans including sports journalists have never heard of the game of quidditch nor the fact that Uganda is actually going to represent Africa at the first world cup tournament to be held in Germany .
But what is the origin of this game called quidditch and how is it played?
Urban communities are the most exposed people to new innovations and initiatives but as for quidditch, the patrons of this game in Uganda have a different approach and with a reason.
According to the preliminary fixture, Uganda has been grouped with Slovenia, Peru and France against which they will play their opening match.
So far team Uganda has received assistance from well-wishers abroad and look forward to get more from government , local fans and well-wishers