The National University Sports Federation of Uganda (NUSFU) has launched a fund rising drive intended to raise 100.000 US dollars an equivalent of more than 200 million shillings to enable Uganda send a team to the World University Games.
The National University Sports Federation of Uganda (NUSFU) has launched a fund rising drive intended to raise 100.000 US dollars an equivalent of more than 200 million shillings to support the team heading for the World University Games, due in August in China.
NUSFU has entered a strong team of 32 athletes and officials for the forthcoming prestigious games due in August 12 – 24, 2011 in Shenzben, China.
The team needs money to cover travel, uniforms, training camp, visa charges and build up international competitions.
NUSFU Treasurer, Paul Mark Kayongo says Uganda will feature in athletics, swimming and chess.
Among the medal hopefuls on the team are Africa Senior Championships gold medalist and national record holder in triple jump, Sarah Nambawa and long distance specialist, Joseph Chebet, sprinters Ali Ngaimoko and Akena Geoffrey to mention a few.
The country holds a reigning Games record when Wilson Kipkemei bagged three gold medals in 5,000m 10.000m and half marathon (21km) at same setting at 23rd World University Games in Izmir, Turkey.
Ugandaalso came into the limelight winning three bronze medals on its debut in 2010 at the World University Wood ball Championships hosted in Kampala. The team secured bronze medals in both men and women team events and the men’s doubles against world tested countries like Taiwan and Singapore
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