By Christopher Nyeko
GULU: Bodybuilders under their umbrella, the Body-Northern Uganda body building and fitness association (NUBBFA), are set to organize a bodybuilding competition aimed at getting the strongest man and woman in Acholi.
The competition is slated for November 21st this year at Plan B Lounge in Gulu City under the theme ‘’Sport for Unity’’.
Michael Ojok, the chairperson of the Northern Uganda Body Building and Fitness Association, said during an interview that the competition is in a bid to popularize and promote the budding bodybuilding sport in the region.
According to Ojok, participants will compete in the areas of arm wrestling and body physique.
He notes that after Acholi subregion, NUBBFA will extend the competition to Lango and West Nile regions, where in 2023 they are going to bring together the three regions to compete in a bid to get MR Northern Uganda (the strongest man in northern Uganda).
The competition will be for both men’s and women’s categories, where prizes and certificates of participation will be awarded.
Janine Robinson, who is a bodybuilding coach and a judge, urged women in Acholi to register for the competition, adding that she is willing and committed to offer training and expertise to them freely.
Wilfred Kilama, the title holder of MR Northern Uganda, has expressed his intention to compete in the MR Acholi tournament.
Openyjuru George Ladaa, the Gulu University vice chancellor, however, rallied the investor to invest and focus on promoting the sport in the region, noticing that through sport, youth can get employed and earn a living.
Bodybuilding is a sport involving strenuous physical exercise in order to strengthen and enlarge the muscles of the body.
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