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Uganda’s biggest team ever

By Vision Reporter

Added 29th June 2011 03:00 AM

UGANDA’s contingent to the forthcoming All Africa Games in Mozambique will be its biggest ever at a major international sports event.

UGANDA’s contingent to the forthcoming All Africa Games in Mozambique will be its biggest ever at a major international sports event.

By James Bakama and Usher Komugisha

UGANDA’s contingent to the forthcoming All Africa Games in Mozambique will be its biggest ever at a major international sports event.

Team Uganda will have 200 people of which 163 will be athletes, all in the assumption that the U-23 soccer team will confirm their trip in the return leg against Kenya on July 9.

The country’s biggest team had previously been the one for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi when the numbers were over 100.

The surge in Uganda’s numbers follows the inclusion of football, beach volleyball, canoeing/kayak, Paralympics and sailing.

There will be a total of 22 technical personnel travelling as either coaches or managers for the September 3-18 games in Maputo.

The rest of the contingent will be officials from the education and sports ministry, national ports body NCS and the Uganda Olympic Committee.

Veteran administrator Nicholas Onegi P’Minga will head the contingent while NCS assistant general secretary Nicholas Muramagi is general team manager.

Uganda will feature in athletics, badminton, beach volleyball, boxing, canoeing/kayak, chess, cycling, football, lawn tennis, netball, Paralympics, sailing, swimming, table tennis, tae-kwon-do and weightlifting.

Boxing which has been embroiled in wars for two years was the last discipline to enter a team of eight boxers and two officials.

By yesterday the education and sports ministry, NCS and UOC officials were locked in meetings on the team’s funding.

The Maputo bound team is almost four times bigger than Uganda’s contingent to the last Games in Algeria where athlete Moses Kipsiro won a 5000m gold and Edwin Ekiring a bronze in badminton.



Uganda’s biggest team ever

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