Sport
Uganda to host 2015 EA military games
Publish Date: Sep 05, 2014
Uganda to host 2015 EA military games
The responsibility was officially bestowed to Uganda after UPDF deputy Chief of Defence Forces Lt. Gen. Charles Angina received the regional flag from Tanzania People’s Defence Forces
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Samson Opus

After finishing second to Kenya, in the East African Community (EAC) Military Games and Cultural Week, Uganda received the honour to host the 9th edition of the event next year.


The responsibility was officially bestowed to Uganda after UPDF deputy Chief of Defence Forces Lt. Gen. Charles Angina received the regional flag from Tanzania People’s Defence Forces (TPDF) Commander in Chief Gen. David Mwamunyage in Zanzibar.

The hand-over was witnessed by state minister of defence General Jeje Odongo, among other regional army top brass.

The two-week event, meant to enhance cooperation among armed forces in the region, was officially closed by Tanzania’s Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda at the Amaan Stadium.

Uganda snatched gold in basketball and bagged two silver medals after finishing second in netball and handball.

Kenya took credit with eight trophies, including individual honours after winning in football, handball and women’s cross-country.

Hosts Tanzania retained, for the eighth year in succession, the netball crown and finished second in soccer after drawing one-all against Uganda.

Rwanda’s best performance was in the women’s cross-country race through Felician Muhitira who finished third. Burundi managed a bronze in basketball and won the best player’s award in handball through Juste Iladukunda (best goalkeeper).

RELATED STORIES:

Pugilists shine in EA military games

Uganda close to qualifying for World Military Cup

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 digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Lugogo to get new look ahead of global show
NCS and UCA have embarked on the process of improving the Lugogo Oval ahead of the ICC World Cricket League Division 3 Tournament...
QATAR will not host the World Cup in 2022, according to Theo Zwanziger, the German member on the executive committee of world football's governing body FIFA...
Police investigate Twitter racist abuse of Balotelli
MARIO Balotelli found himself on the receiving end of yet more racist abuse on Sunday after a jokey reference to Manchester United''s shock defeat by Leicester sparked a flurry of invective on social media...
Mukwano Group boosts Cancer Run, Indian Day
The fight against Cancer is something several organisations are not taking lightly as the disease is on rise in the country....
U17 team warms up for Zambia with 5 -2 win over Makerere
The Uganda Cubs have thrashed Makerere University football team 5-2 in a friendly match at Nakivubo stadium....
African marksmen aim to end goal droughts
CAF Champions League semi-finalists Vita, CS Sfaxien, Entente Setif and TP Mazembe enter the first legs this weekend hoping their leading goal scorers can end barren spells....
Should bride price be made optional?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter