Uganda issues stringent measure on international sports events

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-02 01:35:05|Editor: huaxia
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KAMPALA, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- Uganda has issued stringent measures to sports associations regarding hosting and attending international events.

Charles Bakkabulindi, minister of state for sports, said Tuesday the measures follow poor preparations and lack of enough finances by Federations when they host and send athletes for international events.

Bakkabulindi said no sporting federation will host an event or send a team to an international competition without government authorization.

He said all sporting associations and federations must oblige to the new orders.

"Some of these federations send players without enough money and end up shaming the country because some athletes resort to begging," he said, noting that no association will also be allowed to host an international event without authorization.

He said on several occasions many ill-prepared sports federations bid to host and organize international sports events in the country without government involvement and approval.

"We shall not allow this and tough punishments like suspension will come into force," said Bakkabulindi.

Nicholas Muramagi, general secretary of the National Council of Sports (NCS), said this is a good move because it will call for better preparations and seeking for resources before associations host events or send teams to participate in international competitions. Enditem