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NCS flags off Speed Skating team to Kenya


On Friday afternoon, National Council of Sports (NCS) flagged off a team of 23 skaters to represent the nation at the Eldoret Speed Skating Championships in Kenya

Both the Juniors and senior category were well represented with 17 and 6 skaters respectively. In regard to their age, the young ones( Juniors) were flagged off  with consent letters from the parents.

Right before the, Sarah Chelengat an administrator who represented National Council of Sports General Secretary Dr Bernard Patrick Ogwel urged all the atheletes to keep maximum discipline as they raise the national flag high;

“If you are out there, you are lifting the Ugandan flag so I urge you to maintain discipline at all times but as an athete, you have to believe in yourself as you respect and follow the advice from your coaches.” she said

“After recieving conset from the patents of the atheletes, we as NCS are now happy to flag off the Ugandan team to Kenya and would like to wish the team success in the Eldoret Speed SkatingChampionship,” Sarah Chelengat concluded

Kyazze Muhammad, a parent who is also travelling with the team expressed his delight as he appreciated the NCS guidance in sending the young children to international championships;

“We are so delighted for the help and guidance from NCS which has helped us as parents to send our children in this competition with the assurance of their safety after several engagements with the Council.”

Lastly the team captain Imran Sserumagga promised to guide his team to victory in Eldoret;

“We have managed to assemble a team of Champions, we are going to Kenya to compete for silverware and not to just participate”

Adding that the last time the team managed to win three gold medals from Kenya but hope to bring more this time round.

  1. Skaters

Kizza Ntanzi Husnah, Kiggundu Shakir, Abdul Aliku, Kiggindu Shan, Sseruyange Hatim, Mwesigwa Elijah, Yiga Ramathan, Kiweewa Awadalah, Atatiru Halimah, Katamba Christian Freedom, Mugaga Yusuf, Bamuze Ali, Draru Shamim, Anyango Myra Maria, Serumagga Imran, Mubarak Rashid, Jukiraa Janat, Amenton Michelle, Igga Surait, Ismael Mudathiru, Kateregga Imran, Waninga David, Temi Asraf Ally.


  • Babirye Sharifah 
  • Kayiwa Muhammad
  • Kibirige Sauda
  • Katamba Isma


  • Rashid Kiberu
  • Fatuma Bombo Saidi

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