A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Steve Tikolo becomes new batting coach of Uganda

Tikolo was one of the best batsman Kenya ever had

Former Kenya captain Steve Tikolo has been chosen to become the new batting coach of the Uganda national team.

Tikolo, who is currently 41-years-old, took up the position last month after being appointed by national coach and former Kenyan team-mate Martin Suji.

Uganda board chairman Justine Ligyalingi said: “We sought Tikolo on recommendation from the stakeholders’ meeting held after the team returned from an unsuccessful Division 2 event last year when Uganda were relegated to Division 3, he’s a hot property that any team will want to have as a player or coach. We are really lucky to have him here.”

Tikolo will always be remembered for his fighting spirit during the International Cricket Council (ICC) 50-over Cricket World Cup, especially in 2003 when Kenya shocked the cricketing world by making it to the semi-finals of the tournament.

Tikolo stated that he was extremely pleased with the reception he got when coming over to Uganda.

“The board and players have shown their intentions to move forward and improve the level of their game. This is encouraging. In life you lose some and gain some. It’s just unfortunate that I have had to leave Kenya but I had to do it,” Tikolo said.

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