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President Museveni flags off team for FEASSSA games

President Museveni (white shirt) flagging off team Uganda for the FEASSSA games on Tuesday. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

ENTEBBE – The President of Uganda H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has on Tuesday, August 12th, flagged off the team that will represent the country at the 2019 Federation of East Africa Secondary Schools Sports Association (FEASSSA) games.

A total of 840 athletes were flagged off at a ceremony held at State House in Entebbe.

Uganda will participate in different sports disciplines that will take place from 15th to 25th of August.

Among the sports in which Uganda will participate in, include, football, handball, basketball, rugby, volleyball, netball, hockey, and basketball.

At the flagging off, the President urged the participants to ensure team work.

“In order to be fit, you must maximize the potential of your body to achieve in sports and disciplined as well, noted President Museveni.

“Sports need corporation and teamwork since its a discipline or personal development.”

The president who has most recently extended funds to different Sports assured the participants that he will be following closely.

“I am here to encourage you to stay focused and do not forget studies as I wish you good luck and I will be watching what you have done.”

Also speaking at the event, the Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Janet Museveni said that she is optimistic the team will make the country proud.

“I am grateful to see a young generation representing Uganda in the Federation Of East African Secondary Schools Sports Association Games, said the minister.

“As a minister of Education and Sports, I’m hopeful that you will make us proud.

“We were good on our first step in sports and as time passed by, we became better and am hopeful we shall become the best.

“I wish you the best in Arusha and go represent Uganda and raise our flag higher.”

The team is expected to set off for Arusha on Tuesday night. Over 14 Schools will represent Uganda.

Conducted draws

Football

Boys

Group A:Buddo SS (Uganda), Standard High Sch Zzana (Uganda), Lindi (Tanzania), St. Anthony (Kenya)

Group B: lNL Ngozi (Burundi), Jinja SS (Uganda), Vwavwa (Tanzania), Alliance (Tanzania), LDK (Rwanda)

Group C: Malawi, Dagoretti (Kenya), St.Mary’s Kitende (Uganda), Ruwuiko (Tanzania)

Girls

Group A: Nyakache (Kenya), Mukono high (Uganda), Kihesa (Tanzania), St. Noa Girls (Uganda), Archbshop njenga (Kenya), Kibasila (Tanzania)

Group B: Kawempe Moslem (Uganda), Mkalapa (Tanzania), Gs RemeraRukoma (Rwanda), Alliance (Tanzania), Itigo (Kenyan), Ltcr Mushasha (Burundi)

Basketball

Boys

Group A: LDK (Rwanda), Don Bosco (Tanzania), Laiser Hill (Kenya), LL Tanganyika (Burundi), Kibuli (Uganda)
Group B: Buddo (Uganda), Seroma Christian High School (Uganda), College St Marier Reine (Rwanda), Galanos (Tanzania), Dagoretti (Kenya)

Girls

Group A: St Mary’s Kitende (Uganda), Ste Bernadette (Rwanda), Joseph and Mary (Tanzania), Olukeswa (Tanzania), Nabisunsa Girls (Uganda), Kayatiwi (Kenya)

Group B: Buru Buru (Kenya), Machame (Tanzania), St Noa Girls (Uganda), St Therese Gitega (Burundi), Juhudi (Tanzania), LDK (Rwanda)

Hockey

Boys

Group A: St Anthony (Kenya), Namilyango College (Uganda), Ntare School (Uganda), Mary School (Tanzania)

Group B: St Mary’s Kisubi (Uganda), Kamusinga (Kenya), Arusha-Meru (Tanzania), Kawempe Muslim (Uganda)

Girls

Group A: St Cecilia (Kenya), Bweranyangi Girls (Uganda), Old Kampala (Uganda), Nyamila Girls (Tanzania)

Group B: Juhudu (Tanzania), Kakungulu Memorial (Uganda), Caroline (Kenya), St Mary’s Namagunga (Uganda)
Rugby 7’s (To be played on round-robin basis):
Upper Hill (Kenya), Jinja SS (Uganda), Kiira College Butiki (Uganda), Laiser Hill (Kenya), LTP (Burundi), Hana International School (Uganda), St Peter’s Mumias (Kenya)
Rugby 15’s (To be played on round-robin basis):
Kakamega (Kenya), St Mary’s Kisubi (Uganda), Kagaru (Kenya), Ntare School (Uganda), Elerai (Tanzania), Dagoretti (Kenya), Namilyango College (Uganda)

Netball

Group A: St Noa Girls (Uganda), Lumonge (Burundi), Buddo (Uganda), Kayitiwi (Kenya), Kilindi (Tanzania)

Group B: Makongo (Tanzania), Ngando SS (Uganda), Nyakachi (Kenya), St Mary’s Kitende (Uganda), Misungwi (Tanzania)

Handball

Boys

Group A: Adage (Rwanda), LLT (Burundi), St Lucia (Uganda), College Gisenyi (Rwanda), Mbooni (Kenya), Kilombero (Tanzania)

Group B: Kimilili (Kenya), Gombe (Uganda), ES Kigoma (Rwanda), Vwawa (Tanzania), Kakungulu Memorial (Uganda)

Girls

Group A: Kibuli (Uganda), Kizuka (Tanzania), Mugara (Burundi), Kamusinga (Kenya)

Group B: Kiloe (Tanzania), Kilandich (Kenya), Kawanda (Uganda), Moi Girls (Kenya), Mbogo High (Uganda), Kiziguro (Rwanda)

Volleyball

Boys

Group A: PS Karubanda (Rwanda), Don Bosco Gatega (Rwanda), Lelmokwo (Kenya), Tuangoma (Tanzania), Standard High Zana (Uganda)

Group B: Magonga (Kenya), Lt St Luc (Burundi), Mbogo Mixed (Uganda), IPRC Karongi (Rwanda), Dynamic (Uganda), Milambo (Tanzania)

Girls

Group A: Kwansanze (Kenya), St Alloys (Rwanda), Mukalapa (Tanzania), Lnda Bukeye (Burundi), Kinaawa High Mugongo (Uganda)

Group B: Makongo (Tanzania), Soweto (Kenya), Trust High (Uganda), GS Indangaburezi (Rwanda), Cheptil (Kenya)Conducted draws

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