Gen.Muhoozi welcomes back UPDF for winning East African Community military games in Kenya with a salute

UPDF collected two gold medals, in netball and volleyball; two silver medals in basketball and athletics before being crowned the overall winners of the games which took place in Kenya. cyclone times
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The Chief of Defence Forces Gen David Muhoozi has welcomed back the UPDF team. This won the East African Community military games in Kenya last week with a salute.

Gen.Muhoozi welcomed back the Ugandan team that had returned from Kenya on Thursday. This took place during a  function held at the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs headquarters at Mbuya hill.

The CDF thanked the team for their discipline and a spirit of patriotism, teamwork, and resilience.
This saw them triumph over other teams that participated in the 12th edition of the East African military games.

“Thank you for keeping the UPDF spirit of performing better with little resources. You have given us a lesson to learn. We shall adjust accordingly to have our sports department supported much better,” Gen.Muhoozi said.

The Chief of Education Sports and Culture Brig Francis Takirwa thanked the UPDF leadership for entrusting him with the team.

Brig Takirwa thanked the players for the teamwork, nationalism, and morale which all contributed to the success of the team.

He was pleased by the host country Kenya for the excellent preparation. he also asked other member countries to learn from the Kenyan example.


The Director of sports in UPDF is commander Col John Mark Ssemanda who also said that the games enhanced discipline to the military profession and promoted brotherhood among-st the EAC partners.

“The games deepened and widened the relationship and understanding between UPDF and other country teams with whom we played,” said Col Ssemanda.

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