First Lady Janet honors team Uganda’s triumphs at African Games

Kampala, (UG):- The First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Honorable Mama Janet Museveni, extended her heartfelt congratulations to Team Uganda for their stellar performance in the recently concluded African Games held in Ghana. 

The nation’s athletes soared to victory, clinching a total of 20 medals across various sporting disciplines, marking a historic achievement in Uganda’s sporting legacy.

Amidst the vibrant tapestry of African sportsmanship, cultural richness, and unity showcased at the 13th African Games in Ghana, Uganda emerged as a beacon of excellence among the 54 participating nations. 

With events spanning 29 different sports and held across 9 venues in Accra, Kumasi, and Cape Coast, the games served as a testament to the continent’s collective spirit of athleticism and camaraderie.

In a powerful tweet shared on Tuesday, the 26th of March, Honorable Mama Janet Museveni expressed her admiration for Team Uganda’s remarkable performance, lauding their dedication and prowess on the international stage. 

“I wish to congratulate Team Uganda for their performance in the African Games 2023, where they secured 20 medals across various competitions,” she affirmed, emphasizing the nation’s pride in their achievements.

Acknowledging the gracious hospitality of Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo and the warm reception extended to all participants, Honorable Mama Janet Museveni commended the host nation for its successful organization of the tournament in Accra. 

Looking ahead to the next edition slated to be hosted by Egypt, she urged Uganda’s athletes to set their sights even higher, aspiring for an even greater medal tally in the future.

In a heartfelt tribute to the athletes and their mentors, Honorable Mama Janet Museveni conveyed her gratitude for their unwavering dedication and exemplary representation of Uganda on the global stage. 

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“I commend the team and their coaches for proudly representing their nation! May the Almighty continue to bless your efforts and given talents,” she concluded.

Among the standout performances, Uganda clinched four gold medals in badminton, rugby 7’s (both men and women), and cycling, underscoring the nation’s diverse sporting prowess. Additionally, the team secured six silver medals in football (men), weightlifting (2), badminton, and athletics (2), further solidifying their position among Africa’s elite athletes.

Notable individual achievements included swimmer Anna Gloria Muzito’s historic bronze medal in the 400M freestyle event, marking a momentous milestone for Ugandan swimming.

Meanwhile, weightlifter Davis Niyiyota emerged as the most decorated individual athlete, clinching three medals across various weightlifting disciplines.

Uganda’s rugby teams captured the spotlight, claiming two gold medals in the men’s and women’s 7’s competitions, further cementing their dominance in the sport. 

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Additionally, the nation celebrated two medals in Scrabble (gold and silver), which featured as demonstration games, highlighting Uganda’s prowess in mind sports.

As the curtain falls on the 13th African Games, Team Uganda’s triumph stands as a testament to the nation’s resilience, unity, and unwavering commitment to sporting excellence. With their eyes set on future endeavors, Uganda’s athletes embody the spirit of determination and pride, inspiring generations to come with their remarkable achievements on the continental stage.

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