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Uganda to engage in inaugural East Africa Community Games

By Derrick Wadria

Added 16th August 2018 08:00 AM

A contingent of 170 was flagged off on Wednesday. The two-week long event has attracted confirmations from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and hosts, Burundi.

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A contingent of 170 was flagged off on Wednesday. The two-week long event has attracted confirmations from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and hosts, Burundi.

PIC: Team Uganda flagged off yesterday by the National Council of Sports Chairperson, Bosco Onyik on Monday. (Credit:Derrick Wadria)

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Event: East Africa Community Games

Venue: Bujumbura, Burundi

Date: August 16- 29

BUJUMBURA - Uganda will be out to meet teams, Kenya, Tanzania and hosts Burundi at the first edition of the East Africa Community Games scheduled for August 16-29.

A contingent of 170 was flagged off on Wednesday by the National Council of Sports Chairperson, Bosco Onyik who has urged athletes to stage a very good perfomance at the games.

The two-week long event has attracted confirmations from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and hosts, Burundi where karate, boxing, tennis, netball, rugby 7’s athletics, volleyball and football will be enjoyed.

Speaking at the sendoff of team Uganda at the NCS headquarters, Onyik requested all the athletes to perform well since it is the first tournament.

“I urge all athletes to do their because everything they do will be in record and all medals won at the event will mean much to them and the country because this is the first event,” said Onyik.

Uganda will compete in football, volleyball, athletics, tennis and boxing for both men and women while rugby and netball will be represented by men and women respectively.


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