What next, as East Africa Community games postponed

What next, as East Africa Community games postponed

The 2nd edition of the East African Community Games (EACoG), which were scheduled to take place in Rwanda from February 1-10, have been postponed.

Rwanda was given rights to host the Games but Clementine Mukeka, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Permanent Secretary, informed EAC Secretary General Dr. Peter Mathuki that the postponement was due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’.

East africa postponed letter

According to the letter seen by wallnetnews, dated January, 27th 2024, ref No 123/09.01/EAC/24 and signed by Clementine Mukeka reads.

“I am writing to inform you that due to unforeseen circumstances, the 2nd edition of the East African Community Games, originally scheduled for February 1-10, 2024, in Kigali, Rwanda, is postponed,”

EACoG is a regional sports initiative that was established by the 20th EAC Council of Ministers.

Their decision directed the Secretariat to organize regular sports tournaments in collaboration with the private sector, civil society, voluntary organizations, institutions, individuals, and development partners.

The Games encompass various sports disciplines, including athletics, football, handball, basketball, netball, volleyball, tennis, rugby, judo, karate, boxing, and taekwondo.

Uganda was among the five countries that had confirmed their participation in games alongside host Rwanda,Kenya,South Sudan, Tanzania, and Burundi.

You recall well that on January 19th, “Bombers team left in Limbo as NCS cancels boxing sport from EAC Games; Uncertainty surrounds their readiness.”

In a surprising turn of events, the National Sports Council (NCS) had decided to scrap boxing from the upcoming East African Community (EAC) Games scheduled for February 1, 2024.

The decision left the highly anticipated Bombers team in a state of uncertainty as they were gearing up for the competition.

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