The world has been hit hard by the COVID-19 forcing several sectors to halt operations.
Sports has not been an exception as several competitions and events have either been postponed or cancelled.
That has also been case in Uganda where everything-sporting is currently on halt.
As measures are taken to try an control the spread of the deadly Coronavirus, some sectors are starting to receive hope in terms of when to return to partial or full operation.
However, for sports, it may take longer than earlier anticipated.
This is after President Yoweri Museveni was quoted as saying, ‘Sports can wait’.
“Sports is a leisure economy and it can wait until the pandemic is under control, Museveni was quoted while on interview with NBS TV on Monday, April 11.
“I know what it takes to play sports because i used to play football.”
“I last played in 1966 but when things were not going right in the country, i decided to join the struggle and forgot about football.”
This comes at a time when Uganda is halfway the 14-day lockdown, the third in a series of lockdowns that were first enforced in early April.
After the President’s remarks, it is now clear that Sports may be one of the last sectors to resume normal operation.
Uganda has so far registered 121 cases of Coronavirus as of Sunday, May 12.