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UOC Treasurer Nuwagaba Dies Aboard Emirates Flight


The Treasurer of the Uganda Olympic Committee (UOC), Godfrey Nuwagaba has died.

Nuwagaba, who was also treasurer of the Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) died in an Emirates Airline flight on Monday. "This is very sad news for the sports fraternity in Uganda," said William Blick, the UOC President.

Blick said they will hold a meeting at the UOC starting at midday to plan on arrangements to fly the body back home.

" He was flying together with his wife and one of the children before he reportedly developed complications while on board. The plane made an emergency landing in Addis Ababa and Nuwagaba was already dead," Dominic Otuchet, President of the Athletics Federation told PRIME RADIO on Tuesday.

Otuchet said Nuwagaba who has also been the local manager for top athlete Stephen Kiprotich had never complained of any health challenges. " This is very sad news for the family and the sporting community in this country," added Otuchet.

The Federation President explained that the Military attache at the Ugandan Embassy in Ethiopia has taken over the matter and will make sure a postmortem is carried out before arrangements are made fly the body back home. Nuwagaba was also a former national athlete participating in the long distance categories.


City Oilers Stopped Rwanda's Patriots In Zone V Event



Defending Champions City Oilers on Tuesday night stopped Rwanda's Patriots in their third game at the on-going Africa FIBA Zone V Basketball Championship..

In a fully packed MTN Arena, Lugogo, the Oilers took a final 77-73 despite struggling to catch up with the pace of the Rwanda team.

A tough first quarter saw the teams tie at 23-23 each, before Patriots took a 45-42 lead by end of second quarter. Patriots still maintained the ran to take the third quarter with a slim 61-60 lead over the Oilers.

In the final quarter however, the Oilers rose to the occasion to overtake the determined Rwanda side.'Oilers Robinson Opong and Darius Pegues scored 19 and 18 points respectively.

In other games, Betway Power also took a comfortable 73-60 win over the Kenya Ports Authority side. Joseph Ikong scored a game high 23 points.Tanzania's ABC stopped Gondar City of Ethiopia 131-44 and Savio of Tanzania also stopped Ethiopia's Hawasa 76-42.

In the ladies category, Kenya Ports Authority stopped Rwandas APR 75-51, Uganda Christian University Lady Canons kept a 100 percent unbeaten run with 93-36 victory over Tanzania's Don Bosco, Kenya's Equity Hawks stopped Somalia's Horseed 93-43.

The games continue today with the ladies, while the men take a day off in preparation for the quarter finals. The two winning teams will qualify for African club championship in December in Morocco.



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