Ministry of Education and Sports Permanent Secretary Ketty Lamaro has flagged off team Uganda to Huye, Rwanda for 2023 Federation of East Africa Secondary Schools Sports Association (FEASSSA) Games.
The flag off to the biggest regional Schools Sports was held on Wednesday, 16th July 2023 at National Council of Sports (NCS) headquarters in Lugogo, Kampala.
“As we flag you off to Rwanda today, we shall patiently was to welcome you back with great success.
Discipline should be one of the tools in this battle. Work hard and smart to make us proud again by defending the overall trophy”, Ministry of Education and Sports Permanent Secretary Ketty Lamaro.
The permanent secretary was accompanied by State minister for primary education Hon. Joyce Moriko Kaducu, Commissioner Physical Education and Sports Rev. Canon Dr. Duncans Mugumya, NCS officials, USSSA executive and team officials.
The 20th edition of the Federation of FEASSSA games will take place in Huye City, Rwanda, from August 15th to 30th, 2023.
The action is to start on 19th to 28th in Southern City of Huye. Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania are the countries confirmed to take party at this year’s edition.
12 sports disciplines including Soccer, Rugby 7’s and 15’s, Netball, Basketball 3×3 and 5×5, Volleyball, Table Tennis, Badminton, Lawn Tennis, Hockey, Handball, Swimming, Athletics make this year’s menu
Uganda was the overall winner at the 19th Edition held in Arusha, Tanzania defending it again in 2022.
The triumphant country garnered a total of 18 gold medals, 10 silvers and 13 bronze medals.
Uganda won gold in Soccer for boys and girls through Kibuli SS and St. Noa Girls Secondary School-Zana respectively.
Basketball (5×5) and (3X3) boys and girls were gold for Uganda. Buddo SS and St. Mary’s Boarding Secondary School – Kitende were champions for boys and girls respectively.
St Mary’s Kitende (Uganda) was champion in the Netball championship. Whilst Hanna School won Rugby 7s and Namilyango College went rugby 15s Gold medals.
Kakungulu Memorial SS were crowned champions in Hockey for boys and girls to inspire Uganda to a successful overall trophy.
Over 1500 students make team Uganda contingent from thirty (30) different schools.