By Kiyimba Bruno

The assistant General secretary for the National Council of Sports (NCS) Mr David Katende has flagged off the Uganda athletics National team to Algeria to participate in the African Cross country championship that is going to take place in Algeria on 14th March 14, 2018.

While flagging them off, Katende advised the Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) officials to make sure that they give a proper accountability of all the money that NCS has given them.

Katende added that NCS shall not release any monies to any federation that has not given a proper accountability of the previous money received from the government.


“Government has given basketball 600m plus, boxing 340m, 770m to UNF, rugby Sh120m, Paralympics sh100m, FUFA sh2b and we need an accountability, noted Katende

According to the head of delegation and team coach Mr. Mukiibi Charles Balagana, the team that was selected after the national cross country championship in Jinja a month ago camped in Kapchora for a residential training which he believes shall bring positive results.

“We are very sure that the athletes we have shall bring personal medals and also medals for team Uganda. I also know that everyone is in good shape.” Said Balagana.

The squad is as follows

Senior men 100km: Ayeko Thomas, Kipyeko Phillip, Wakana Nelson, Bushedich Monday and Cherop Sam Moi.

Senior women 8km: Chelangat Marceline, Chesang Stella, Chemsuto Janat and Chebet Linnet Toroitich.

Under 20 junior women 6km: Chelangat Sarah, Chemutai Peruth, Chemutai Belinda and Chebet Risper.

Under 20 junior men 8Km: Kiplangat Victor, Cherotich Denis, Kiplangat Hosea and Chekwurui Mathew.