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PICTORIAL: Uganda champions of 7th Inter-Parliamentary Games

MPs led by Nsereko (left) and Ian Ssewanyana (holding trophy) celebrate

 Uganda Parliament scoops seven EAC games trophies

PICTORIAL: Uganda Parliament sports team on the weekend emerged champions of the 7th East African Inter-Parliamentary Games after victories in football, netball and several individual golds in athletics. In football the legislators defeated Burundi in the final 8-7 on penalties after a goalless draw while in netball Uganda retained the trophy with a 38- 29 victory over Tanzania. The tournament brought together Parliament teams from Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda,Tanzania, EALA and hosts Kenya with Speaker of Kenya Senate Ekwee Ethuro guest at the end of the one week legislators tournament in Mombasa Kenya. Uganda Parliament walked away from the games with seven trophies and several individual awards. Maureen Osoru emerged best female athlete after winning gold in 100m,200m,400m and 800m. MPs Julius Acon, Francis Zaake and Gafa Mbwatekamwa got athletics silvers. MP Babirye Kityo emerged the tournament’s top scorer in netball, Sarah Najjuma  best midfielder while Kampala Central MP Muhammad Nsereko scooped the football golden boot. Captain Evelyn Asiimwe got a gold in golf.

Speaker Ekwee hands Uganda’ Maureen Osoru her medal. MPs celebrate below. PHOTOS COURTESY UG PARLIAMENT

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