Featherweight Isaac Masembe (57kg) also has 300 points putting him 7th in the world. Men’s middleweight David Ssemuju emerged 5th in the world and second in Africa with 300 points, Heavy weight Bwambale Alex emerged 13th with 185 points while Shadir Musa of welter weight emerged 14th with 200 points.
Speaking a breakfast meeting involving the FUFA Executive, the Board of governors Uganda Premier League and Chairpersons of Uganda Premier league clubs at Imperial Royale hotel in Kampala on Thursday morning, Magogo said Uganda has miserably failed to perform at all continental levels because of the low quality of domestic football.
The leagues set for resumption include Big league, FUFA drum, Women elite league, Women super league and the Stanbic Uganda cup. They were suspended last year following the outbreak of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Uganda Cubs are currently in residential training at the FUFA Technical Center Njeru under the management of coach, Hamza Lutalo. This is will be the second consecutive time for the Uganda Cubs to participate in the U17 Afcon finals. Uganda got her debut of the tournament in the 2019 edition that was held in Tanzania.
Cheptegei has been nominated alongside other five international athletes who include USA’s Basketball player LeBron James, Poland’s football player Robert Lewandowski who plays for German club Bayern Munich, Spain’s Tennis player Rafael Nadal, United Kingdom’s Motor racer Lewis Hamilton, and Swedish pole vaulter Armand Duplantis.
The team of seven athletes comprises six active para-athletics athletes who include Fred Masisa, Wilfred Ocen, Al Bashir Bwaga, Alex Wilson Legu and Peace Oroma however there will also be one support player who runs with Fred Masisa to guide him. Masisa falls under classification TF/11-13 which is for athletes with visual impairment.
According to Lubega medics from the International Paralympic Committee disqualified him claiming that his elbow was performing well compared to other athletes in his category and advised him to undergo surgery to cut off the upper part of his hand so as to qualify.
The Hippos emerged second in group A with six points after defeating the hosts Mauritania and Mozambique while Burkina Faso topped group B with seven points after beating Namibia and the Central African Republic.
Meanwhile new comes MYDA FC have faced their seventh loss in the league, Coach Abdul Swamadu Musafiri’s side has not registered a single win the 2021 season campaign, they are second last on the bottom of the league with only one point