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Sweden boosts floorball

By David Namunyala

Added 17th June 2016 03:29 PM

The equipment that included floorball playing sticks, balls uniforms and nets were unveiled at Lugogo on Friday.

Sweden boosts floorball

International referee Thomas Anderson takes local floorball players through training at Lugogo. PHOTO: David Namunyala

The equipment that included floorball playing sticks, balls uniforms and nets were unveiled at Lugogo on Friday.

A team from Sweden led by Thomas Anderson who is also an international floorball referee, has shown intent of growing the sport in the country with a donation of equipment to the Uganda Floorball Association.

The equipment that included floorball playing sticks, balls uniforms and nets were unveiled at Lugogo on Friday.

Anderson and his team have also offered technical support to players at a three day training that ends on Sunday at the same venue.

The support according to the Swedish, is intended to prepare Ugandan players ahead of the 2024 Olympic games that will also mark the inaugural appearance of floorball at the international event.

"We have been assured that floorball will be introduced at the 2014 Olympics and the only way of being part of this historical moment is through training hard," Anderson said.

Uganda is the fifth country in Africa to take part in the sport behind Senegal, Cameroon, Angola and Kenya.

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