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EAC Military Games: UPDF Bags Netball Gold

UPDF beat Tanzania 49 to 34 during a Netball game played at Kenya Monetary Training Institute and also in Volleyball 03 to 0 in a match played at the Arena indoor Kasarani. Tanzanian Netball team put up a tough fight in the first minutes of the game, but was out played by the UPDF team as the game progressed. This win keeps the Ugandan Netball Team Unbeaten throughout the competition.
posted onAugust 21, 2019
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By Kampala Post Reporter

The Uganda People's Defence Forces on Tuesday won two of its three games played by beating Tanzania in Netball.

UPDF beat Tanzania 49 to 34 during a Netball game played at Kenya Monetary Training Institute and also in Volleyball 03 to 0 in a match played at the Arena indoor Kasarani. Tanzanian Netball team put up a tough fight in the first minutes of the game, but was out played by the UPDF team as the game progressed. This win keeps the Ugandan Netball Team Unbeaten throughout the competition.

However, UPDF was defeated by Muzinga football team of Burundi 2-1 in a game supposed to be a must win in order to keep its hopes of getting a bronze alive. Col Jean Luc Habarugira of Burundi who opened the event encouraged the players to practice brotherhood while playing. He emphasized that Burundi and Uganda are one and should therefore retain that friendship to the expectations of EAC.

Those who cheered the two teams, among others included Brig Francis Takirwa head of Mission Uganda who is the chief of Education and Sports and a UPDF Member of Parliament. The 12th edition of the East African Community Military Games and Cultural Event kicked off on August 11 and goes up to Saturday August 24.

Military teams from the six EAC community nations of Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda are participating.

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