BILLIARD UGANDA ZAMBIA Chandiga, Ongom first pool pros, start Zambian adventure. 2 years ago Fahad Luyzburg Post Views: 670 Chandiga Caesar the national seed number two and Ongom Denis started the first ever official pool pros in Zambia,Caesar Chandiga, who has been the poster boy of pool exchanging the baton with Ibrahim Sejjemba, has finally arrived in the paid ranks.Caesar Chandiga, who has been the poster boy of pool exchanging the baton with Ibrahim Sejjemba, has finally arrived in the paid ranks. The national seed two has secured a Shs3m move to Zambia where he joins UTH Pool Club alongside Ronz teammate and fifth seed Dennis Ongom. Pool Association of Uganda (PAU) publicist Peter Kyobe confirmed the move after the players were cleared to join the Zambian side, becoming the Uganda’s first professional players. “It is a breakthrough,” Kyobe said. Former Upper Volta star Rashid Wagaba plays in Zambia while Hazard Lukomwa is in South Africa. But PAU officials confirmed that those moves were not sanctioned by the body. “Yes, we have players outside but it is only Chandiga and Ongom who have gone through the official channels,” Kyobe added. In 2019, Chandiga, 20, was still regarded as a new kid on the block yet two years later, he is top of the world. The Moyo-born player studied in Lira from where he qualified for the National Open. Gulu’s Dianah Gardens snapped him away to boost their Regional League campaign. And it was from here that CKI, formerly Kampala Central, signed him for half season in 2018. In 2019, Ronz manager Hans Rugari signed him alongside Ongom. The pair have not left the sport the same since. A teenage sensation Chandiga made his mark in 2019 when he won the Temuseo Masters, an individual league for the top 20 players finishing above the then top seed Mansoor Bwanika and Ibrahim Sejjemba. Then a teen, he emerged Clubs Knockout top scorer the same year as Ronz triumphed earning a place on the national team. In his first international tournament, he was the best player for Uganda in the All Africa Pool Associations blackball individual championship in Mpumalanga, South Africa, winning bronze. Last season, he was the second best scorer for Ronz behind Glorious Ssenyonjo and he could have topped had the season not been cut short by coronavirus pandemic as he had two games in hand and just three goals behind. Pool analyst Kyobe described Chandiga as a “top class and exceptional” athlete. “He is a disciplined athlete. Tactically, he is good in both attack and defence,” Kyobe said. Chandiga’s moment of truth came during the Esther Lungu Eastern and Central Pool Championships in Zambia in January, where he was part of the winning squad. “This tournament sold him to the Zambian audience,” Kyobe added. Chandiga looked south of the border with Ongom, a close friend and roommate. Both were involved in a battle on their first day in Zambia on Saturday where they impressed. Pool is strictly an amateur sport in Uganda with a few passionate and moneyed managers paying top players handsomely. It is understood that the Zambians’ first choice was the country’s seed one, Ibrahim Sejjemba, but his manager Bob Kateregga is reportedly eyeing better deals probably in South Africa. Chandiga’s move is thought to involve money the youngster could not refuse. In a recent interview, Chandiga was focused on joining the paid ranks to change public perception about pool. “Many people still think this is a sport for amateurs but when we start getting paid, all that will change,” Chandiga said during the Pool Association of Uganda Grand Open at Pot It Bar. SOURCE: The daily Monitor. About Post Author Fahad Luyzburg My big wish is to be a specialist in betting matters. Now I have been associated with this industry for 8 years. See author's posts Fahad LuyzburgMy big wish is to be a specialist in betting matters. Now I have been associated with this industry for 8 years. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Print Tags: Billiards, Ceasar, Denis Continue Reading Previous How Kyle Akaloo became the best pool player in South Africa.Next Accessing Uganda 12% tax on data Bundles-Impact on iGaming Industry More Stories BETTING UGANDA Melbet online betting is a stable source of income 3 days ago Szarlot BETTING UGANDA Up To 20 Arsenal Fans Arrested Over Trophy Parade In Uganda 2 weeks ago Samuel ONLINE UGANDA iGaming in Africa, a wealth of potential 3 weeks ago Samuel BETTING UGANDA Bookmakers in Uganda 3 weeks ago Samuel ONLINE ZAMBIA Why Zambians Love No Deposits 4 weeks ago Samuel BILLIARD ZIMBABWE Zimbabweans Betting on Pool Games to Make a Living 1 month ago Samuel BETTING UGANDA Africa’s Unregulated Sports Betting Markets Cause Serious Concern 1 month ago Szarlot EXPERTS ZAMBIA Airtel Money and Farm Depot fined for engaging in anti competitive business practices 1 month ago Iwo Bulski EXPERTS HOT NEWS UGANDA Uganda state minister moots plan to control gambling addiction 1 month ago Iwo Bulski BETTING UGANDA Concerns Grow over Sports Betting in Africa 1 month ago Samuel BETTING UGANDA FUFA bans referee for 15 years over manipulation of match results 2 months ago Szarlot EXPERTS UGANDA Uganda Olympic Committee opposes clause in Sports Bill 2 months ago Samuel Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.