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Parliament of Uganda are champs in football

Jubilant Parliament of Uganda players celebrate, minutes after beating Parliament of Burundi
Jubilant Parliament of Uganda players celebrate, minutes after beating Parliament of Burundi

East African Legislative Assembly; Mombasa, Kenya; 13 December 2016:

Parliament of Uganda are the new champions of football. Uganda beat Parliament of Burundi 7-6 in penalties a scintillating final played at the Mbaraki Sports Ground, over the weekend.

Both teams drew 0-0 in regular time leading to the taking of spot kicks to decide the winner. Even the regular five a piece did not decide the winner with each side losing a spot-kick. Eventually, Hon Peter Ogwang’s sudden death spot kick beat the Burundi keeper, Hon Ibrahim Uwizeye to give Parliament of Uganda the trophy, they last won in 2014.

Both played displayed total attacking football with attacks and counter-attacks, the mainstay of the game. Uganda came close to scoring in the second-half but star striker, Muhammad Nsereko chipped the ball over the bar with the Burundi Goalkeeper well beaten.

In netball, Parliament of Uganda beat Parliament of Tanzania 38-29 to retain the title for a second year running. The third place went to Parliament of Burundi who beat EALA 30-19.

In men’s Volleyball, Parliament of Kenya dethroned former Champions, Parliament of Rwanda 2 sets to 0 (30-28 and 25-20).Parliament of Uganda took third place after dispatching EALA.

In women’s volleyball, Parliament of Rwanda were declared champions after defeating Parliament of Kenya 2 sets to 0 (25-19 and 25-19). Parliament of Tanzania clinched the third place after beating EALA 2 sets to 0 (25-9 and 25-12).

Parliament of Uganda were declared the best overall team. Parliament of Uganda also took the tug of War titles in both men and women’s categories while Parliament of Burundi were awarded for been the most disciplined team in the entire tournament

Parliament of Kenya also bagged the golf trophy while Hon Peter Mathuki of EALA was feted for being the best golfer.

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For more information, please contact:

Mr Bobi Odiko
Senior Public Relations Officer
East African Legislative Assembly
Arusha, Tanzania
Tel: +255-27-2508240
Fax: +255-27-2503103
Cell: +255-787-870945, +254-733-718036
Email: BOdiko [at]


About the East African Legislative Assembly:

The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) is the Legislative Organ of the Community and has a cardinal function to further EAC objectives, through its Legislative, Representative and Oversight mandate. It was established under Article 9 of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community.



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