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UOC Treasurer Nuwagaba Dies Aboard Emirates Flight

KAMPALA

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 One Win Away From Retaining Title

 
 
 

KAMAPALA

Defending Champions City Oilers yesterday night stopped Kampala international University (KIU) Titans 52-46 to lead game three of the National Basketball league.

The Oilers now lead the best of seven series 3-0 and are only a win away to retain the champions trophy, while KIU Titans have an uphill task to win all the remaining four games.

In a fully packed MTN Arena in Lugogo, the City Oilers led in all the four quarters of the game as the Titans struggled to catch up with the pace.

The first quarter ended with a 16-9 difference in favor of the Oilers, while second quarter ended 27-19. KIU put up a great fight to ensure a close 37-34 third quarter finish, but the Oilers maintained their stand winning the fourth quarter 52-46.

Oilers team captain Jimmy Enabu scored 13 points, while forward James Okello made 10 points.

For the KIU side, Guard Chris Omanye Basheke scored 10 points and Michael Bwanga who missed the past two games to illness made 9 points.

The two teams now face off in what could be a last encounter in game four on Friday evening at the same venue. If the Oilers win the game on Friday, it will be their fifth title.

Both City Oilers and KIU Titans automatically qualify to represent Uganda at the Federation of International Basketball Association (FIBA) Zone five event. For the ladies league, Uganda Christian University (UCU) Lady Canons who took the champions last year will together with Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Leopards who came second will represent Uganda.

 
 

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