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Do Not Embarrass Us – Museveni To Olympic-bound Athletes

A member of Uganda's Olympic squad became the first to test positive for Covid-19 on arrival in Japan for the games last month.

President Museveni has flagged off team Uganda to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games.

The President, in an event held at Kololo main grounds, asked the athletes to win in all aspects including discipline.

He cautioned them to be disciplined and strict follow Covid19 guidelines.

“Please disciplined,” the President emphasized. “You are well aware that there is Coronavirus, but the virus is not a problem but the problem is ourselves. Its carried by people who do not want to listen to guidelines.”

“Know that you are in strict quarantine, do not mix with anybody. Do not visit relatives because I personally have missed burying people I know.

“You are vaccinated but information has it that you can still be infected. So watch out. Do not cause us an embarrassment like those who tested positive.”

Uganda has already sent the first batch in Tokyo for training.

A member of Uganda’s Olympic squad became the first to test positive for Covid-19 on arrival in Japan for the games last month.

Another member tested positive few days later after arriving in the team’s host city of Izumisano.

The Rugby Cranes team was withdrawn from the Olympic Repechage tournament in Paris after registering Covid cases.

The National Basketball team also had five members test positive in February’s second window of the Afrobasket Qualifiers and the team was asked to vacate the bubble.

Uganda, with 25 qualified athletes, will be taking their biggest contingent at the games for the first time since 1972 games in Munich.

Uganda’s Athletes Travelling Schedule:

*13th July
Chebet Esther
Chemutai Albert
Shida Leni
Sarah Chelangat

*16th July
Kathleen Noble

*20th July
Kirabo Namutebi

*25th July
Ronald Musagala
Winnie Nanyondo
Halima Nakaayi
Joshua Cheptegei
Jacob Kiplimo
Oscar Chelimo
Prisca Chesang
Peruth Chemutai
Stephen Kissa

*30th July
Mercyline Chelangat
Immaculate Chemutai
Juliet Chekwel
Stephen Kiprotich
Felix Chemonges
Fred Musobo


Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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