By Julius Senyimba
With the All Africa Games around the corner, the Uganda Badminton Association has a task to replace Bronze medalist Edwin Ekiring, who recently retired. By natural selection, his replacement would have to be Herbert Ebayo.
However, it will not be easy to get the East Africa university games gold medalist. We hear the Ndejje University student vanished after participating in the Boston Open early this year.
Ebayo, who was part of the People Power movement at his campus in now seeking political asylum according to a close friend. “He didn’t notify anyone neither did he apply for a dead year at campus. We just wanted for his return but in vain and now, its months.”
The 2014 Uganda Sports Press Association male badminton player of year’s vanishing was a surprise to many as he has been on the plane a couple of times to represent Uganda and returned home despite his Nsambya, a Kampala Suburb slum humble background.