Uganda parliament wallop South Sudan in netball at EAC games
By Emmanuel Sekago
Uganda parliament netball team walloped South Sudan 48-08 goals at the match played at Ecole Notre Dame des Anges courts on Sunday. Uganda got an early lead in the game that ended 10-0 in the first quarter. The team extended the lead to 16-03 after scoring 6 goals in the second quarter.
With the combination of Kayagi Sarah and Ndamira Catherine in the third quarter, the duo scored goals which resulted in the 38-06 by end of that quarter. In the final quarter, South Sudan scored 2 goals while Uganda scored 10 goals. The game ended 48-08.
On Saturday, December 9th 2023 Uganda registered victory in their opening matches at the ongoing East African Community Inter-Parliamentary Games in Kigali, Rwanda.
The women’s volleyball team captained by Hon. Helen Nakimuli, the Kalangala District Women representative, set the pace for Parliament of Uganda’s first victory in their maiden game of the tournament, beating Kenya National Assembly by three sets to zero.
The Womens outstanding performance also inspired the men’s volleyball team to an emphatic display to claim a 3-0 victory against the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA). The EALA side featured familiar faces of Hon. George Odongo and Hon. Gerald Blacks Siranda, who are both Uganda’s representatives at the Arusha-based regional assembly.
As usual, in promoting unity after the final whistle, EALA team joined the Ugandan team in celebration despite losing to the latter, while in the evening, the men’s basketball team Captained by Hon. Mwine Mpaka the Mbarara South Division representative put the icing on the cake by defeating Burundi Parliament 51-27. The two victories on Saturday left Uganda’s parliament team with a 100 per cent winning record.
Hon. Nakimuli, talking to the media after the matches, attributed the victory to hard work and tactical strength.
“What we did best was to serve. When you have a good ball service then you will definitely win because your opponent will not be able to cover the court,” said Nakimuli.
She, however, said the team needs to improve on their court cover and endurance for better performances.
In the other Sunday fixtures, Uganda women’s basketball at Lycee de Kigali Gymnasium had to fight tooth and nail to beat South Sudan in a decisive win, while the Uganda men’s team triumphed over host nation Rwanda.