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Uganda To Host World Cross Country

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State Sports Minister Charles Bakkabulindi launched the preparation for the upcoming event that will be hosted starting March 16th 2014. It will be preceded by the 3rd edition African Cross Country championships also

According to Bakkabulindi who also doubles as the chairperson organising committee, the Universities event will be hosted at Entebbe Golf Course starting March 19th 2014 three days after Africa Cross Country championship at Kololo.

More than 100 universities from across the globe are expected to take part in next year’s edition.

Uganda has never hosted such a big event and the organisers are hopeful of utilizing the opportunity in order to attract more events on international standards.

Peninah Kabenge who is the president of National University sports union federation (NUSUF) confirmed that the country is set to host the event, ‘we are ready, two months back the world University Sports federation body officials were in country and they were happy though we still have some areas to clear,” Peninah commented after the launch at Speke Hotel on Tuesday.

Bakkabulindi also promised to convince tourism ministry to take part in the preparations to ensure the meet is successful.

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