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Uganda athletes ready for FEASSSA games

By Aloysius Byamukama

Added 15th August 2017 12:37 PM

The the 16th edition of the games commences Thursday

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Uganda Athetes match during last year's games opening ceremony at Kipchoge Stadium in Eldoret, Kenya

The the 16th edition of the games commences Thursday

The athletes that will represent Uganda at this year’s edition of the Brookside Federation of East Africa Secondary Schools Sports Associations (FEASSSA) games, will be flagged Wednesday at NCS headquarters Lugogo.

The the 16th edition of the games commences Thursday August 17th, and will end on August, 27 at the hosting St Joseph’s College Layibi and Sacred Heart SS Gulu.

Hosts Uganda will field 1080 athletes, the biggest number ever fielded by Uganda at the 16 year old completion, with rivals Kenya also expected to field more than 1000 athletes.

Teams from Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi, S. Sudan and hosts Uganda will compete in football, Athletics, Netball, Volleyball, Handball, Rugby, Swimming and Racket games.

Kenya are the overall defending champions after winning last year’s edition which they hosted in Eldoret.

Some of the teams that qualified to represent Uganda at the FEASSSA games

Soccer-Boys-Jinja SS, Kitende, Kibuli, Nakaseke and Layibi

Girls-Mukono SS, Kawempe, Gadaffi and Uganda Martyrs

Basketball-Boys-Kibuli, Buddo SS, Seeta Green and Ssaku

Girls-Kitende, Buddo, Kibuli and St Noah

Netball-Kitende, Kimanya, St Noah and Kibuli SS

Handball Boys-Kibuli, Kakungulu, Gombe and Dynamic

Girls-Kibuli, Mbogo, Gombe and Iganga SS

Volleyball Boys-Luyanzi, Buremba, Wagwa and Kimanya

Girls-Trust High, Kinawa, St Bridget Mbarara and Namugongo

Rugby 7s-Jinja SS, Kololo SS, Dr Obote and Lango College

Rugby 15s-Namilyango, Ntare School, St Mary’ Kisubi, Mbarara High

 

 

 

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