Uganda brushes aside Burundi in East African parliamentary games | Football

2017 East African Community Inter-Parliamentary Games:

  • Football: Uganda Parliament Team 3-1 Burundi Parliament
  • Football: EALA 6-0  Tanzania
  • Netball: EALA 08 – 74 Tanzania
  • Netball: Uganda 60-00 Burundi (Walk Over)
Parliament of Uganda
Muhammed Nsereko (right) celebrates one of his two goals against Burundi

Parliament of Uganda continued with their fine run at the ongoing East African Community Inter-Parliamentary Games.

During their second football match, Uganda convincingly defeated the Parliament of Burundi team 3-1 on Tuesday in Dar es salaam.

Usual suspect Muhammed Nsereko, legislator for Kampala Central bagged a brace in the match to take his personal tally to five in the championship.

Brian Arinaitwe scored the other strike in the game. Dennis Karera restored parity for Burundi to give the score line a respectable second look.

This was the second victory for team Uganda in football at the games that bring together all the East African parliaments.

On Monday, the Ugandan football team had white-washed neighbours Kenya 7-0 at the national stadium in Dar es salaam.

Nsereko single handedly led the assault with a personal hat-trick.

Arinaitwe and Peter Ogwang added the other strikes with a brace apiece.

Relatedly, Uganda has also done well in netball so far, humiliating Kenya 44-11.

Former Uganda national athlete, Julius Acon rewinded back the clock with three personal gold medals in 1500M, 400M and 800M races.

The ladies athletics team of Suubi Kinyamatama, Anna Adeke,Olive Koyekyenga and Babirye Kabanda also won gold in the 4×100 relays event.

Parliament of Uganda
The 4X100M Uganda athletics team pose for a group photo


Mbwatekamwa also clinched gold in the 200M race catergory.

“We are here to ensure that as much as we participate, but where there is competition, it is good to win in the spirit of the East Africa Community,” noted Hon Dennis Obua, as quoted by a web portal, Nile Post.

On Wednesday Uganda takes on Tanzania in volleyball, netball and football.

These games were held in Kenya in 2016.

Day One Results:

  • Football: Uganda Parliament Team 7-0 Kenya Parliament
  • Netball: Uganda Parliament Team 44-11 Kenya Parliament
  • Athletics: Uganda won gold in 200M, 400M, 800M & 1500M, Gold in 4X100M Women (Team of Suubi Kinyamatama, Anna Adeke,Olive Koyekyenga and Babirye Kabanda)

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