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NCS COMMISSIONS 60KVA GENERATOR FOR THE LUGOGO SPORTS COMPLEX

National Council of Sports (NCS) has acquired a 60KVA Generator to supply power within the Lugogo Sports Complex and accordingly address power interruptions that affect sports events/activities especially in the Indoor Stadium and work processes at the NCS Secretariat.

The NCS Chairman, Dr. Donald Rukare today commissioned the Generator at Lugogo and remarked that the Generator will help to ensure the running of facilities at Lugogo is seamless given the black-outs that disrupt sports activities.

NCS FLAGS OFF SILVERBACKS TO TUNISIA FOR THE AFROBASKET QUALIFIERS

The National Men’s Basketball Team, the Silverbacks are off to Monastir, Tunisia for the second window of the FIBA Afrobasket 2021 Qualifiers from the 18th to 21st February 2021. The Team flies out tonight to Monastir and will undergo a 10 days pre camp before the actual event that will see the top three teams qualify for the FIBA Afrobasket in July 2021 in Kigali, Rwanda.

5TH NATIONAL SPORTS FORUM HELD ONLINE

The 5th National Sports Forum has been held today, 31st December 2020 and given the prevailing outbreak of the COVID19 pandemic, the Forum has been held online. The Minister of state for Sports, Honorable Denis Hamson Obua chaired the Forum as stipulated in Article 17 of the National Council of Sports Statutory Instrument No.38 which provides for the convening of the participatory meeting at least once every three months with National Sports Associations/Federations.

1ST DECEMBER 2020, WORLD AIDS DAY COMMEMORATION MESSAGE FROM THE NCS COUNCIL CHAIRMAN

Today is World AIDS Day, here is a message from our Council (Board) Chairman, Dr. Donald Rukare to the Uganda Sports fraternity.

'As the world commemorates World AIDS Day, we take time to remember all those who have lost their lives to this epidemic. It is important that we in the sports arena continue to remain vigilant and leverage our sports codes to deepen the anti HIVAids messages of testing, prevention, treatment and ending stigmatization. Together, we can flatten the HIV AIDS curve in Uganda.' - Dr. Donald Rukare.

NATIONAL TEAMS ENGAGEMENTS: NCS FLAGS OFF SILVERBACKS TO THE FIBA AFROBASKET QUALIFIERS AS THE UGANDA CRANES SET OUT FOR THE SECOND LEG OF AFCON2021 GROUP B AND CRICKET CRANES START TRAINING FOR THE TOUR OF QATAR

A) SILVERBACKS
The National Senior Men’s Basketball Team, the Silverbacks have today been flagged off by the NCS Chairman, Dr. Donald Rukare to the FIBA AfroBasket Qualifiers slated for 27th to 29th November 2020 in Alexandria, Egypt.

The team comprising of Seven local based players will depart tomorrow, Saturday 14th November 2020 and will be joined by Five foreign based players for a 10 days Pre-camp in Alexandria before the actual event.
Uganda is drawn in Group E alongside hosts Egypt, Morocco, and Cape Verde.

TEAM UGANDA TO THE WORLD ATHLETICS HALF MARATHON WELCOMED BACK WITH A PROMISE TO BRING UGANDA MORE GLORY

The Uganda Athletics Team to the World Athletics Half Marathon in Gdynia, Poland has been welcomed back to Uganda. The team presented its accolades at a press conference today at National Council of Sports Lugogo: Jacob Kiplimo won Gold in a Championship Record and National Record time of 58:49, while Joshua Cheptegei making his debut in the Half Marathon event set a Personal Best of 59:21 to finish 4th, Victor Stephen 16th and Stephen Kissa 19th, resulting in a Team Bronze for the Men’s team.

NCS FLAGS OFF UGANDA ATHLETICS TEAM TO WORLD HALF MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS IN GDYNIA, POLAND

Joshua Cheptegei and Jacob Kiplimo will lead Team Uganda Athletics to the World Half Marathon Championships in Gdynia, Poland on Saturday, 17th October 2020.

World Champion Joshua Cheptegei is the new world Record Holder for the men’s 10,000m in addition to world records in the 5KM, 15KM and 5,000m.

Jacob Kiplimo only recently won the 3000m at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Rome in a world-leading 7:26.64 to set a new Uganda National record. Prior to this, Jacob won the 5000m at the World Athletics Continental Tour meeting in Ostrava with a Personal Best of 12:48.63.

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