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WEEK REVIEW: CRANES QUALIFY FOR 2020AFCON, THIRD PLACE FINISH FOR SHE CRANES AT AFRICA CUP AND MORE

FOOTBALL
Uganda secured its 5th consecutive qualification to the Africa Cup of Nations and joins 15 other countries including Burkina Faso, Cameron, Congo, DR Congo, Guinea, Mali, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe for the 2020 Africa Cup of Nations Tournament to be hosted in Cameroon. The Uganda Cranes beat Burundi’s Swallows 3-0 to qualify on 6-0 aggregate points.

JOSHUA CHEPTEGEI CONTENDING FOR THE IAAF MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR 2019 AWARD

The World Athletics Awards 2019 are set for Saturday 23rd November 2019 in Monaco and Joshua Cheptegei is among the 11 athletes that have been nominated for the IAAF Male Athlete of the year 2019.
The 23 year old IAAF World Champion has had a successful season and boosts of an extra ordinary profile as below:

Joshua Cheptegei (UGA)
- won world cross-country title in Aarhus, 2019
- won world 10,000m title in a world-leading 26:48.36, 2019
- won Diamond League 500m title, 2019

THRILLING WINS FOR TEAM UGANDA AT THE 12TH AFRICAN GAMES 2019 IN MOROCCO

Uganda holds a record of dominating in Athletics and Boxing at the previous editions of the All Africa Games, now the African Games. Badminton and Lawn Tennis are the other sports disciplines that have given Uganda podium finishes at the continental event. However, the 12th edition of the Games that are soon coming to a conclusion in Morocco have witnessed a new twist and thrill for Team Uganda medal podium finishes.

WEEK REVIEW: UGANDA IS 2019 FEASSSA GAMES OVERALL CHAMPION, FIRST IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE WINS FOR UGANDA , CUBS HEAD FOR CECAFA U15 FINALS AND MORE

FEASSSA GAMES
Uganda ended Kenya’s reign to emerge overall winners of the 2019 East Africa Secondary Schools Games (FEASSSA Games) that came to a conclusion over the past weekend in Arusha, Tanzania.
Below are the winners of the East Africa Meet:

WEEK REVIEW: LADY CRANES PURSUE RUGBY WORLD CUP DREAM, PREPARATIONS FOR AFRICAN GAMES AND MORE

RUGBY
The National Women’s Team, the Lady Cranes are getting ready for the their first game against hosts South Africa for the Africa Qualifiers of the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 scheduled from 9th to 17th August 2019. South Africa, Kenya, Madagascar and Uganda will battle out for the top two slots to qualify for the Rugby World Cup.
Fixtures (EAT)
9th August 2019
1400hrs: Madagascar vs Kenya
1600hrs: South Africa vs Uganda

13th August 2019
1400hrs: Kenya vs Uganda
1600hrs: Madagascar vs South Africa

WEEK REVIEW: KCCA FC ARE 2019 CECAFA CHAMPIONS AS JUNIOR BASKETBALL TEAM SETS OFF FOR U16 AFRICA CHAMPIONSHIPS

FOOTBALL
It has taken a period of 10 years for a Ugandan Club to win the CECAFA Kagame Cup, and it took KCCA FC last week to its second trophy, which the club last won in 1978. KCCA FC defeated Tanzania’s Azam Football Club, also the defending champions 1-0 to emerge the 2019 champions in Kigali, Rwanda. Since inception of the tournament in 1967, Uganda has won 6 titles in total, with previous Ugandan Clubs champions being Villa SC (1987, 2003 and 2005) and Police FC (2006).

GALLANT SHE CRANES FINISH IN 7TH POSITION AT 2019 NETBALL WORLD CUP IN LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND

Uganda finished in 7th position at the 15th Netball World Cup 2019 in Liverpool, England; one place improvement from the previous 2015 Sydney edition. The 2019 performance is the best the country has attained since the inaugural edition of the tournament in 1963. Uganda’s first appearance in 1979, had the team finish in 12th position while in 2015, Uganda completed in 8th position.

WEEK REVIEW: SHE CRANES SET FOR THIRD APPEARANCE AT THE 2019 NETBALL WORLD CUP AS UGANDA CLAIMS TWO MEDALS AT WORLD UNIVERSITY MEET

NETBALL
In 1979, Uganda made its first appearance at the Netball World Cup and finished in 12th position, thereafter the She Cranes qualified for the 2015 edition in Sydney, Australia and finished in 8th position. Uganda is now set to make its 3rd appearance at the 15th Netball World Cup hosted in Liverpool, England from the 12th to 21st July 2019.

Uganda's opening game is against hosts and Commonwealth Games champions England in Group D today, Friday 12th July 2019 at 08:00pm.

PRESIDENT MUSEVENI'S MESSAGE TO THE UGANDA CRANES UPON RETURN FROM AFCON2019 IN EGYPT

The Sports Budget has witnessed gradual improvement to the current Ugx.26.4 Billion as provided for in the National Budget for the Financial Year 2019/2020. The augmented funding of National Council of Sports presents an opportunity for improved sports performance for Uganda's Sports athletes at National and international level and Uganda is now a force in sports. The improvements are as a result of deliberate government efforts to support and enable the sports athletes to thrive at different sports engagements.

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