22 Days – Profile Friday Ibrahim ‘Ibra’ Makanda

0 - Published November 16, 2012 by in Africa, Grow The Game, International, Interviews, Profiles

Ibra poses while putting on his pads before a game.

Ibra, who’s pictured above without his Strykers jersey on, has been the captain of Uganda Lacrosse for the last two years. Known for his speed and quick lateral movements, the graduate of Makerere University Business School (MUBS) fell in love with the sport of lacrosse due to its similarity to basketball. A two-way middie, Ibra found the back of the net on multiple occasions this summer.

A man of great vision, Ibra told us recently about his vision for the future, “I hope to represent my country abroad and show everyone what Uganda Lacrosse is all about.” He went on to elaborate on his plans to spread lacrosse throughout Africa as well as his hopes to play professionally one day.

He cites Muhammad Ali and Martin Luther King Jr. as two of his biggest role models, and credits John Christmas for inspiring his love for the game of lacrosse. He hopes to pass on that love of lacrosse and continue to grow the game in Uganda.


All the power to you Ibra.

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