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Uganda Water Polo Readies For Smooth Return

The Uganda Water Polo Executive has upped preparations as they seek early return when a ban on sports due to Covid19 is lifted.

The body, under Uganda Swimming Federation, has provided Standard Operating Procedures to all its member teams with reference to the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization.

The Executive, in a statement, has said that they expect all players, coaches and team administrators to follow guidelines when sports restrictions are lifted.

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During this period, the Executive – through online engagements – has moved to develop the sport around the country.

The development program director of Uganda who is also the Head of water Polo CANA Zone 3 ’11 African countries’ Erick Kisero has urged all water polo stake holders to embrace the new Operations norm for the continuity of water polo sport on the African Sport Market

He also added: “On return to the pool, we expect a Pro Sports league which will be helpful in the promotion of the sport towards international performance.”

On general points to consider in relation to club return to water, the Executive has asked each club to reach out to its own facility to understand their intended re-opening date and plan.

The Clubs must also carry out a Risk Assessment in advance of any return to the pool

Did You Know?

  • Water polo is a team sport played in water between two teams. The game consists of four quarters in which the two teams attempt to score goals by throwing the ball into the opposing team’s goal.
  • Each team is made up of seven players including a goalkeeper.
  • Uganda is among the top 10 Water polo playing countries in Africa whose development and performance program ranks her Number one in East Africa.

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