Prof. Jack Tounton

Ugandan sportsmen and women require urgent interventions to tackle the problem of injuries otherwise many will be forced into premature retirement.

While conducting level one physiotherapists workshop at NCS offices in Lugogo on Thursday, experts from Canada and CoRSU hospital on Entebbe advised the Ugandan sports medical practitioners to use appropriate injury rehabilitation measures.

The experts leader professor Jack Taunton said that some of the injuries Ugandan sportsmen and women suffer is persistent because they don’t fully recover from earlier injuries before they get back to play again.

The workshop attracted mainly young physiotherapists from different sports federations and association in Uganda.

The experts took the participants through how to first of all avoid knee, ankle, back and shoulder injuries and how to avoid have conducted various tests and advised

Football, basketball, cricket, Association of Uganda University Sports (AUUS) and boxing among others were represented at the workshop which NCS has promised to make annual.   

NCS general secretary Nicholas Muramagi said that the workshop will be annual as part of government contribute to sports medicine.

UBF has named a full team of the Bombers that is expected to depart for the championship on May 25.

Uganda Boxing Federation has named a squad of 11 boxers, who are expected to represent Uganda at the Africa Championship in Congo-Brazzaville later this month.

As its continued support to the sport, National Council of Sports (NCS) has promised UBF six air tickets as Uganda plans to take a full team boxers and four officials.

Uganda Boxing Federation patron Godfrey Nyakana said that they will unveil a sponsor for the team on Wednesday.

Bombers Squad: Joshua Kiiza (light fly), Juma Miro (fly), Geoffrey Kakeeto, Marvin Sali (bantam), Ssali Waswa (lightweight), Musa Shadir (lightwalter), Muzamil Kakande (walter), Yusufu Babu (middle weight), Reagan Simbwa (light heavy), Shafic Kiwanuka (heavy weight), David Ayit (super heavy).

National Council of Sports in partnership with CoRSU is conducting its second players’ injury examination at its headquarters in Lugogo.

CoRSU is a hospital for people with disabilities.

About 50 male and female Rugby, Cricket, Volleyball, Athletics and Basketball players have turned up for the one-day exercise that also involves the experts recommending corrective measures for different injuries.

The national cricket team which is preparing for World Cricket League Division III games at Lugogo has turned up for the exercise at the hockey turf.

Experts conducting the examination before recommending corrective measures to the players are led by Jack Taunton from Canada.

Jack Taunton, who has practiced sports medicine for years now was the Chief Medical Officer for Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

He checked the players with help of local doctor and players found with serious issues were given knee support pads among other equipment.

NCS general secretary Nicholas Muramagi said that they opted for the clinic after realizing that many athletes in Uganda suffer from various injuries.

Last year, NCS was forced to treat national netballer Elizabeth Atonet of leg injury.

Muramgi said that the clinic will continue to be annual.

NCS and the experts will train more level one physiotherapists at Lugogo tomorrow (Thursday).

Coach Mike Mutebi has said that despite the loss, he knows how counter the Moroccan side because his team simply gave out the goals cheaply.

“The players need to be more efficient and keep the focus. That is what we lacked (against Rabat) but I believe there is room for improvement and I expect a better performance,” Mutebi said.

KCCA FC lost 3-0 to FUS Rabat in their maiden game in the group stage of the Total CAF Confederation Cup.


The next two games will be at home (Phillip Omondi stadium) against Club Africain and Rivers United on 24th May and 3rd June respectively.

This year’s Uganda Cup final shall be played at the Green Light stadium in Arua. Paidha Black Angels have their one leg already at the Green Light stadium.

The Zombo based Angels beat Jinja based Sadolin Paint FC 2-0 at the Bar Okoro playground in the first leg of the home and away semifinal.

The second leg of the semifinal will be at Nelson Mandela National Stadium next weekend.

The winner on aggregate will face either KCCA or Express in the finals.


KCCA and Express are yet to engage in the semifinals on dates yet to fixed because the former is busy with CAF Confederations Cup fixtures.

Muramagi(left) and chairman Bosco Onyik

National Council of Sports has come out to remind national federations and association of responsibility to manage their respective activities and national teams according to guidelines the supreme sports governing body in the country has issued.

In a letter to the various associations and federations mandated to run the different sports in Uganda, NCS general secretary Nicholas Muramagi stressed that it is unfortunate some sports associations have ignored their duties and blamed Council for their failures.

He advised sports associations and federations to be creative and not entirely depend on National Council of Sport which will not address all their wishes.

The letter was also copied to the different Hon. Minister of Education and Sports, Hon. Minister of State for Education and Sports (Sports), Permanent Secretary MoES, Under Secretary MoES, Commissioner, PES and Chairman NCS.


Below is the letter to the different sports bodies in Uganda: 

I wish to note that for some time now, various National Sports Associations [N/A’s] have on their own volition applied and won the bid to Host various International sporting events in the country, without prior involvement, and formal approval from NCS/Government. On the other hand, we have also witnessed scenarios/situations where various N/A’s send teams abroad – without securing the necessary approvals from NCS/Government. In the same vein, we have also witnessed/experienced embarrassing incidents where inadequately facilitated and ill-prepared teams are reportedly stranded in foreign countries, having travelled abroad without the required logistical support.

I wish to observe that the strenuous and laborious bidding exercise to Host International events, coupled with the ever increasing demands for the sports teams to prepare adequately to participate in International sports events, requires a lot of input in terms of; meticulous planning, good coordination, proper Budgeting/fundraising initiatives, and adequate team preparation.

Based on the foregoing exposition, and given the inadequate/constrained Budget for the sports sub-sector at the moment, it becomes extremely important that prudent planning is undertaken by all the National Sports Associations to ensure success in such projects/ventures.

That being the case, I also wish to implore all the National Sports Associations to become more creative/innovative, and henceforth devise appropriate strategies to mobilize corporate sponsorship for their activities – to supplement the limited Government support. You may also wish to appreciate that Government alone cannot, and should not be looked at as the only source of funding the National sports teams.

Therefore, in a bid to streamline the operations of National Sports Associations, and thereby cause sanity and order to prevail, I wish to communicate to you the following critical guidelines in respect of the National teams travel abroad + Hosting International sports events in the country:-


Here, NCS hosted and educated federations and associations officials about the guidelines last year

That no National Sports Association should bid to host an international or regional sports event without the prior involvement and clearance from the NCS/Government. Equally, in situations where international sports events are to be hosted in the country, government must be involved in the bidding process, to ensure that adequate logistical support is available to Host an event. This would ideally call for the setting up of a National/Local Organizing Committee to plan and budget for the activity. Therefore, National Sports Associations that wish to submit bids to host International sports events must first present their bid proposals to NCS/Government, preferably one year before the event, and appropriate clearance secured thereto.

(ii)           That no National Sports Association (team) should participate in any regional or international sports event without the prior knowledge, involvement and formal approval from NCS/Government. Similarly, where teams are required to travel abroad, National Sports Associations should plan and ensure availability of adequate resources to facilitate the teams in terms of preparations, travel, Accommodation, feeding, participation fees, membership/affiliation, uniforms, medical etc.

In conclusion, I strongly believe that these guidelines will not only bring about sanity and order to the sports sub-sector, but should also go a long way to ensure that our deserving National teams represent the country in a more dignified and organized manner.

I look forward to your positive response over this matter, and all National Sports Associations are expected to comply with these Guidelines with immediate effect.


Muramagi Nicholas



Copy to:               Hon. Minister of Education and Sports

                                Hon. Minister of State for Education and Sports (Sports)

                                Permanent Secretary, MoES

                                Under Secretary, MoES

                                Commissioner, PES


                                Chairman, NCS


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