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Special Olympics: Uganda turns focus to Summer Games

By David Namunyala

Added 28th March 2017 01:01 PM

At the Summer Games, Uganda is expected to field teams in among others volleyball, tennis and boccia

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The team shows off its medals upon arrival at Entebbe Airport after winning the floor hockey title in Austria. Photo by David Namunyala

At the Summer Games, Uganda is expected to field teams in among others volleyball, tennis and boccia

Uganda’s victory at the weekend has inspired the Special Olympics country director Genevieve Bamwidhukire to start strategizing means of winning more accolades ahead of the 2019 Summer Games.

The national team’s victory was a result of joint efforts by Julius Lubega and Jimmy Muyomba who scored a goal each as Uganda beat Bangladesh 2-1 to retain the floor hockey title in Austria.

Uganda first won the title in South Korea in 2015 but the defence of the title according to Bamwidhukire has continued to build a positive desire to hunt for funds and be able to take the teams to Dubai.

"I commend the floor hockey team for the hard fight that helped them retain the title amidst the extremely cold temperatures," said Bamwidhukire on the team's arrival at Entebbe International Airport.

“A ticket to Dubai is not expensive but it calls for early planning because we plan to take a bigger team ahead of the summer games,” she added.

At the Summer Games, Uganda is expected to field teams in among others volleyball, tennis and boccia.

"I am calling upon all stakeholders and the government to step in and support the national team ahead of the next venture because it will cost us a lot on money to be able to fund the teams," she added. 

The teams according to Bamwidhukire will be summoned to start training late this year ahead of the summer show.

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