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TEAM UGANDA TO THE XXI COMMONWEALTH GAMES ANNOUNCED
Uganda will have a contingent of 69 athletes and eight officials at the Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast in Australia April 5-15, 2018.
Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC) and National Council of Sports (NCS) announced the contingent at a joint press conference in Lugogo on Friday.
The athletes will take part in eleven disciplines including athletics, badminton, boxing, rugby, netball, shooting, cycling, squash, swimming, weightlifting, and table tennis.
At the press conference, NCS chairman Mr. Bosco Onyik said that government had injected Ugxsh3.1billion to prepare and take the teams to the Games while UOC president Mr. William Blick said that participating federations and associations had also got funds to facilitate their programs for the Games.
Uganda has participated in every Commonwealth Games since 1954 and at the latest, the country collected one gold medal and four bronze medals at the previous Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
Then the country was represented by 64 athletes in nine disciplines. This year Uganda has added shooting and netball onto its contingent.
The team will be led by Uganda Olympic Committee Vice President Technical and Uganda Athletics General secretary Ms Beatrice Ayikoru.
Athletics: Ayikoru Scovia, Leni Shida, Nanziri Emily, Nakaayi Halima, Nannyondo Winnie, Ajok Dorcus, Juliet Chekwel, Chelangat Mercyline, Chesang Stella, Lalam Josephine, Adome Pius, Alli Ngaimoko, Opiny Leonard, Musagala Ronald, Chemutai Albert, Kipyeko Phillip, Cheptegei Joshua, Thomas Ayeko, Toroitich Timothy, Kiplimo Jacob, Chesakit Alex, Chemonges Robert, Mutai Munyo Solomon.
Badminton: Bangi Shamim Bridget, Nakiyemba Aisha, Kasirye Brian, Ekiring Edwin
Boxing: Bwogi Musa, Kiiza Joshua, Muwonge Latibu, Nasir Bashir, Simbwa Regarn
Cycling: Kagimu Charles, Sekanga Vienna
Netball team: Lilian Ajio, Irene Akello, Kizza Betty, Birungi Conchepta, Nanyonga Florence, Nakabuye Hadijah, Nakacwa Halima, Achan Jesca, Nampungu Joan, Procovia Peace, Nanyonga Racheal, Meme Ruth, Nanfuka Stella, Oyella Stella, Namuwaya Muhayimina
Rugby team: Ijongat James, Kasiita Eric, Kasito Adrian, Kermundu Kevin, Kisiga Timonty, Manano Achaji, Odongo Marvin, Ogena Pius, Oketayot Byron, Okia Solomon, Okorach Michael, Wokorach Phillip, Sebuliba Kayiwa, Ruhweza-Ayera Desire, Magowu Ivan, Muwumba Timothy Mudoola, Jadwong Joseph, Ofoyrwoth Aaron
Squash: Rukunya Ivan, Kawooya Michael
Swimming: Meya Avice (women) and Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza Elisha (men)
Weightlifting: Irene Kasubo, Kalidi Batuusa, Julius Ssekitoleko, Ssempereza Hakim
Table Tennis: Nyaika Ronald (men), Nambozo Halima (women)
Shooting: Mungoma Cleopatra