NCS general secretary Nicholas Muramagi and Commissioner of sports Omara Apita have advised sports federation and associations to keep improving national team performances at the international competitions to ease the bargain for sports funding.

While they applauded the Basketball, Football, Athletics, Cricket associations and the Paralympics Committee for good performances during 2017, NCS general secretary Nicholas Muramagi said that many of the associations have stepped up their performances.

Commissioner of sports Omara Apita said that, “for those (federations doing well) keep your good performances to make it easy for us to support our argument for improved budget”.

Commissioner of sports Omara Apita noted that despite the limited government budget for sports it’s was able to give athletics, netball, basketball and football money in excess of billions of shillings to honour international competitions.

This was prompted by the federations/associations excellent performances during the year.

The Netball won the Africa Championship, FUFA qualified the Uganda Cranes for Africa Nations Cup, and the Silverbacks played Africa club basketball championships in Egypt and the 2017 FIBA Africa Zone 5 Club Championships here.

Runners Joshua Cheptegei won 10,000m silver medal at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 and the athletics federation hosted the world championships here.

David Emong won a gold medal for the country at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships in London while national women cricket team won ICC Women’s World T20 Africa Qualifiers in Namibia.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018