By Spy Uganda
The East African Community Inter-Parliamentary Games have commenced with Uganda drawing out two victories and two losses.
The netball team had started by defining the day’s event with a 54 to 5 commanding roll over Kenya’s National Assembly, upon which the male’s volleyball team picked, scalding Zanzibar 3 sets to 1.
In the first set, Uganda had 23 against Zanzibar’s 25 but a change of tack, players and strategy saw the team rebound in the second set with a 25 win against the coast liner’s 16. They would carry the win in the third set with 25 against 21, crowning it with 25 to 20.
The score-line was dominated by Mr Johnson Chestiti, with MP Louis Mbwatekamwa Gaffa (NRM, Igara West) staging an impressive game.
Kabaale Municipality’s Dr Nicholas Kamara put up saves too, scoring multitudes of goals.
Then came the first defeat, with Uganda’s female Handball team conceding to Tanzania 34 to 48, making the first dent on Uganda’s hitherto clean sheet.
Zanzibar’s football team also forced a 2-1 defeat on Uganda, with the team’s single goal scored by MP David Kabanda (NRM, Kasambya), in a match undermined by rough play and injuries, which forced the substitution of Kabanda, the team captain.
Today, Uganda plays Kenya in football with the netball team facing the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) team. Basketball women will also lock horns with EALA.
Team leader, Asuman Basalirwa, exuded confidence that Uganda will reclaim its shine today.