Phaneroo won the 6th edition ICBC of the interchurch tournament that took place on Sunday 17th June 2018 at the YMCA basketball court in Wandegeya. The Inter – Church Basketball Coalition (ICBC) is an annual tournament aimed at spreading the gospel through the platform of basketball and uniting various youth fellowships from different churches with its core values of discipline, discipleship and devotion.
According to Rev Capt Gideon Mwesh the youth pastor and founding member of ICBC, on 1st May 2013, a group of churches namely All Saints Cathedral, Deliverance Church, Bugolobi Church, Raze Life Church, Full Gospel and 2 other churches met at Bush court along the Lugogo bypass for what was then the first basketball tournament with the aim of connecting and enjoying basketball as they connect and reach out.
This formed the first ICBC tournament. Each year has always been bigger and better, this year had seven churches participating, African gospel church Namuwongo, All saints’ cathedral Nakasero, Agape Christian center Ntinda, Bugolobi Church of Uganda, Deliverance church Makerere, Phaneroo Int Ministries, Watoto church and Our Savior Ministries.
This year was very exciting and so competitive as each team came very well prepared exhibiting lots of skill and highlights that kept fans on the edge of their seats.
Phaneroo came out victorious after wins from Deliverance church, Bugolobi Church of Uganda and only lost to African Gospel church in group stages. Phaneroo qualified for semis against All saints cathedral and then met African gospel church again in the finals where the tables turned in their favor to win the trophy.
Phaneroo was commended by the Rev. Gideon for not only winning the trophy but also exhibiting the core values of discipline, discipleship and devotion throughout the tournament as he handled over the trophy to the Phaneroo vision bearer Apostle Grace Lubega.
Past winners of ICBC
2013- All Saints Cathedral
2014- All Saints Cathedral
2015-Our Savior Ministries
2017-African Gospel church
2018-Phaneroo Ministries Int