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EAPCCO GAMES: Uganda emerges 3rd overall

The Uganda Police team hold their 3rd place trophy at the closing ceremony of the EAPCCO games. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

NAIROBI – The Uganda Police Force team on August 31 emerged third in the concluded East African Police Chief Cooperation Organization (EAPCCO) at Kasarani National Stadium in Nairobi.

The team brought home 20gold, 25 silver and 10 bronze medals in ten disciplines of athletics, Darts, Ludo, Tag of War, Shooting, Boxing, Javelin, Discuss and Taekwondo.

The games that started on August 26 saw Uganda finish behind winners Rwanda and Kenya in second place.

Other teams including Burundi, Tanzania, and South Sudan emerged 3th, 5th and 6th respectively.

In her remarks at the closing ceremony, Kenya’s Cabinet secretary Rachel Omano thanked the members of EAPCCO for the spirit of cooperation and coordination through sports as one way of combating organized transnational crimes in the region

“We need these serious engagements by member countries bringing officers to come together and interact. It is not about competition but sharing ideas and information,” she said.

This year’s EAPCCO was convened under the theme, ” Strengthening Regional Cooperation and Integration in the fight against Transnational and Organized Crime”

Rwanda will host the 4th edition of the EAPCCO games in 2020.

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