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Disabled soldiers getting into sport
Publish Date: Aug 13, 2014
Disabled soldiers getting into sport
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By Luke Kagiri

The Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF) has started special games for the soldiers with disabilities. Among the games is the wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball.


At the Chieftaincy of Mubende Rehabilitation Centre (CMRC) also known as casualty barracks there are over one thousand solders with disabilities.

The army has however started construction of pitches for the different games and some are already in use.

Col Gyaviira Kibirango, the commandant of CMRC, said many of the UPDF soldiers participating in the games are living a better life.

Kibirango adds that, they are planning to further train the soldiers so that they can participate in national and international events.

Some of the soldiers who spoke to New Vision explained that they are willing to develop their talents though they still lack some facilities like the wheelchairs.

Lt. David Ochan, the wheelchair basketball coach, said they are focused on serious training in anticipation to participate in national and international competitions.

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