2018 Commonwealth Games: National team to receive a heroic state welcome


By Mukose Arnold Anthony
After several weeks of the 2018 Gold Coast, Australia common wealth games where Uganda emerged 4th African and 15th in the competition, the government of Uganda has organized a heroic welcome for them on Thursday afternoon.

While unveiling  the program in a press conference at the national council of sports headquarters Lugogo, Hon Charles Bakabulindi the state minister for sports said that the team will come in 2 shift flights, one at 1:45pm and another including the gold medalist Joshua Cheptegei at 2:30pm and the cabinet minister for education and sports and also first lady Janat Kataha Museveni will be welcoming them and later on Sunday H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni will serve them lunch at Entebbe state house.

Bakabulindi has however expressed dismay over the continued indiscipline being exhibited by some players who are refuse to come back home whenever they happen to participate in international competitions which he attributes to the late budget submission which fails national teams to have early preparations.

he also cautioned sportsmen  to stop running to courts of law in case of a sports disagreements adding that they should always be ready to account for every coin that the government grants.

“All our players played well though some exhibited indiscipline but we shall work upon it, generally it was a good performance for Uganda and our national team will heroically be coming in 2 shift flights” said Bakabulinde

Bakabulindi has called upon all Ugandans  in Entebbe, along Entebbe road and in Kampala to overwhelmingly welcome the sons and daughter of the nation.

Uganda is ranked number 18 out of 71 members nations ever since its establishment in 1938 but Uganda began to participate in 1954 with a total of 49 medals with 13 gold, 15 silver and 21 bronze 17.

Names like George Oywello, James Odwori , Ayubu Kalule, Justine Juuko,dorcus inzikuru, moses Ndiema kipsiro, Mohammed Kayongo, Joshu Kiptegei are among the Ugandans who have ever won and shined in these games.


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