Glasgow 2014: Kipsiro may pullout of 10000m race
Publish Date: Jul 31, 2014
Glasgow 2014: Kipsiro may pullout of 10000m race
Moses Kipsiro finished eighth in the 5000m race. PHOTO: Mpalanyi Ssentongo
  • mail
  • img

By James Bakama

10:05pm-Men’s 10000 final
10:45pm- Women’s 800m final


5:30pm- M. Sekabembe v J. Joyce (England)
9:45pm P. Barnes (N. Ireland) J. Kaggwa


Boxing final
Serving in war torn Somalia ‘s peace keeping mission is considered as one of the riskiest ventures.

UPDF sergeant Mike Sekabembe is one of those lucky fighters who have managed to come out of the troubled Horn of Africa alive.

So, having survived Al Shaabab ambushes, the towering soldier says a Commonwealth Games semi-final bout should pose little difficulty.

Sekabembe faces  Englishman Joseph Joyce in the super heavyweight. PHOTO: Mpalanyi Ssentongo

“As a soldier I have been through more difficult moments. So, I should be able to also advance to the final,” vowed Sekabembe.

Sekabembe faces  Englishman Joseph Joyce in the super heavyweight four hours and 15 minutes before Juma Kaggwa takes on Patrick Barnes from Northern Ireland.

Sekabembe and Kaggwa are in their quest for Uganda’s first Commonwealth boxing gold medal since 1991. They are not shaken by their opponents’ impressive records.

While boxing in Uganda has been unstable, the two Britons bring a wealth of experience, having featured at the Olympics.

Joyce and Barnes were in Beijing. Barnes returned in London 2012 where he won bronze.

“Given that they are in home territory, we know that even the jury will be tilted in their favour, but we are set for battle,” promised Kaggwa.

Kaggwa was in superb form on Wednesday coming from behind to outclass Ghana's Teteh Sulemanu.

Coach Dick Katende was on Thursday simulating the opponents’ fighting styles. “We have counter strategies for each of them. If Mike and Juma follow instructions, silver medals will be assured.”

Winnie Nanyondo (No. 2) qualified for the women's 800m final. PHOTO: Mpalanyi Ssentongo

Winnie Nanyondo will also be action in the women’s 800 meter final. She has not budged on her intentions of making it to the medal podium.

“It is time Ugandans realized that we are no different from for instance the Kenyans. It is all about hard work and determination. My preparation was great. It is now time to deliver.”

In the 10000m, New Delhi double gold medalist, Moses Kipsiro, has after the 5000m where he finished eighth, kept his cards close to his chest.

“I might not run tomorrow. I have a knee injury,” he said though sources close to him revealed that he will be in action together with Moses Kibet and Timothy Toroitich.

Ludia Natunga and Amina Lukaaya lost to Ghana. PHOTO: Mpalanyi Ssentongo

In table tennis Uganda’s dreams of advancing to the women’s doubles medal stages were dashed by Ghana on Thursday.

The Ghanaian pair of Adam Amankwaa and Bernic Borquaye beat Amina Lukaaya and Ludia Natunga 9-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-8 at the Scotstoun Sports Center.

Becky Namusoke lifted 201 kilgrams to finish ninth in the women’s 75kgs +. PHOTO: Norman Katende

In weightlifting the previous day Uganda’s Becky Namusoke lifted 201 kilgrams to finish ninth in the women’s 75kgs +.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Use Byekwaso to develop body building, association told
The commissioner for sports in the ministry of education and sports, science and technology Omara Apita has advised the Uganda Body Building and Fitness Association to use Ivan Byekwaso's current stardom to develop the sport....
FIFA president Sepp Blatter appeals suspension
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has filed an appeal of his 90-day suspension from football, the New York Times reported Friday....
Michael Birungi signs for Al Khartoum Al Watani
Michael Birungi believes that the support offered to him by fellow players, coaches and administrators has helped him to become a better player....
Makerere through to semi-finals of University Football League
Makerere University are through to the semi-finals of the Nile Special University Football League after thrashing Kampala International University 5-0 today at Luzira....
Hayatou takes temporary charge of FIFA
African football leader Issa Hayatou on Thursday took temporary charge of FIFA after Sepp Blatter was "relieved of his duties" because of his 90-day suspension, the world body said....
FIFA bans Sepp  Blatter, Platini
FIFA has provisionally banned President Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini for 90 days....
Should Makerere University fees policy be reviewed?
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter