Kenya beat Uganda to claim the 5th zone III championship a 55.5 point gap in both the swimming and open water championships. The hosts collected a total of 2447.5 points while Uganda who came second managed a total of 2392 points overall.
The 5th CANA zone 3 championships which were held in Nairobi, Kenya from 28th Nov to 1st December 2019 saw a number of 6 teams representing the zone III while III were invited from zone IV.
Zone III had Burundi, Tanzania, Sudan, Djibouti, Uganda and Kenya the host nation facing off with the invited teams from zone IV including Malawi, Zambia, and South Africa for the ultimate prize.
There were 74 swimmers from the nine teams which took part in the three day event which was held at the Kasarani Aquatic Centre in a 50m swimming pool.
Uganda’s Namutebi Kirabo collected 6 gold medals and 3 bronze medals to inspire team Uganda to a second spot Finnish. Uganda collected an overall 17 gold, 32 silver and 15 bronze medals from both the open water championships and the swimming championships.
During the event, the Uganda Swimming Federation president, Donald Rukare was voted President of CANA Zone 3 Bureau alongside a new cabinet on Saturday after the championships.
Overall Points Table
1. Kenya – 2447.5
2. Uganda – 2392
3. Tanzania – 2044.5
4. South Africa – 1540
5. Zambia – 1386
6. Burundi – 866
7. Djibouti – 105
8. Malawi – 88
Cana Zone 3 Bureau 2020 – 2023
1.Donald Rukare – President
2.Casien Basogomba – Vice President
3.Sam Ufitimana – Secretary General
4.Imani Dominic – Treasurer
5.Thayuria Diria – women representative
6.Ali Abado – committee member
7.Patrick Muyha – committee member
8.Moses Mwase – committee member
9.Mr. Murtada – committee member