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Commonwealth Games: Ugandan Athlete Escapes From Games Village

Ugandan athlete who has been participating in the ongoing 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia has gone missing.

The reports that have surfaced this Thursday afternoon have it that Kalidi Batuusa did not come back to the camp since last night.

Chairman Ugandans in Queensland, Australia, notified the public about Batuusi’s disappearance:

“If you see this gentle man please let me know he is our own. He has gone missing from Team Uganda camp. Please advise him not to make any mistake because border patrol is looking for him,” reads the notice in part.

Kalidi Batuusa’s Accreditation tag

Batuusa, 32, is a male weightlifter who went with team Uganda to compete in the men’s 94 kg category.

He has previously represented Uganda at international competitions; the Commonwealth games in Delhi (2010), Glasgow (2014), International Qatar, African senior etc.

The news come just a day when the sixth athlete from Cameroon went missing at same games, a number that has risen to eight.

Efforts to get in touch with Uganda Olympic Committee president William Blick to comment on the mattee have so been fruitless.


However, before the athletes left for Gold coast, he had advised them together with their reapective federations against escaping.

“We are going to act tough on athletes and associations whose athletes disappear when we go for these Games,” Blick, advised the athletes before a flag off recently.

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