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NCS GENERAL SECRETARY’S COMPLIMENTS TO TEAM UGANDA TO THE XXI COMMONWEALTH GAMES, GOLD COAST 2018
The XXI Commonwealth Games 2018 officially open today, 04th April 2018 in the beautiful city of Gold Coast, Australia. Team Uganda will be part of the teams that will match at the Carrara Stadium at the Opening Ceremony of the Games.
Below are the compliments of the NCS General Secretary to Team Uganda:
It was all joy, national pride and excitement as His Excellency, the President of the Republic Uganda officially flagged off the gallant Team Uganda to the XXI Commonwealth Games, Gold Coast Australia, where our athletes will showcase our potential and abundant talent in Sports.
Uganda’s participation in the games shall be guided by the following objectives;
- Compete with determination and vigor and be able to win medals
- Provide exposure to our young talented athletes, and build capacity to present a strong team for the Olympic Games, Tokyo 2020
- Participate in the Games as a way of enhancing solidarity among commonwealth countries
During the forthcoming Games, we expect our athletes to put up a spectacular performance having had good ample time to prepare, and an unprecedented good send off with all the necessary facilitation provided. I wish to salute the Government through National Council of Sports which has provided adequate logistical support to the team amounting to Ugx.3.1 Billion.
I therefore wish to take this opportunity to extend our appreciation to His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for his immense and unprecedented generous support to the sports sub-sector. I also wish to salute the different stakeholders, especially the complaint National Associations who have contributed towards the preparation of athletes, and special thanks goes to the National Organizing Committee (NOC) for the meticulous planning and coordination that ensured that Team Uganda was adequately well catered for in all aspects.
Sports has immense benefits in bringing nations and athletes together in the spirit of friendly competition and the XXI Commonwealth Games is one of those platforms that help enhance nation building, promote tourism and spur professionalism. We strongly believe that our athletes will anchor these values and benefits to our country. I therefore wish to take this opportunity to wish Team Uganda success at the Games, and I strongly believe that the athletes will fly Uganda’s flag high. I equally wish to implore all Ugandans to rally behind Team Uganda as they gallantly represent our country in the XXI Commonwealth Games 2018, in Gold Coast Australia.
For God and My Country
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF SPORTS