3rd World Muslim Solidarity Games:

11th – 16th March 2015

In Turkey

Uganda’s weightlifting contingent of 7 (4 players and 3 officials) has been officially flagged off at the Uganda Olympic Committee headquarters, Lugogo, Kampala on Monday evening.

The team was flagged off  by William Blick (president of Uganda Olympic Committee) flanked by the committee member, Dominic Otuchet.

Charles Ssekaaya, the team skipper assured Kawowo Sports shortly after the ceremonial flag off event.

We are prepared to perform to the best of our expectations owing to the tremendous effort and time well invested in training

The Team Composition:

L-R: Hakim Ssempereza, Jamil Lubega, Charles Ssekaaya (captain) and Irene Kasubo in borrowed Uganda Athletics Federation jackets pose for the flag off ceremony at UOC headquarters on Monday.

Ssekaaya, who will compete in the 62 kg weight category is joined by Jamil Lubega (62 k.g), Hakim Sempereza (69 k.g) and one lady, Irene Kasubo (63 k.g).

The games will be held in Turkey starting Wednesday, 13th March 2015 and will last for a week.

There are 26 nations that have confirmed participation in the event which were last held in Uganda in 2013.

Turkey as hosts is fielding the largest crop of participants (32) and this is the only worrying factor that stands in Salim Musoke’s led side.

Our chances of winning the overall award may be slim because we only have 4 participants compared to Turkey’s 32 players

Musoke, the Uganda Weightlifting Federation president cries.

Musoke will be the head of delegation for the Turkey bound team.

The defending champion of the event is Saudi Arabia, who have won the event since its inception in 2011.

Team Uganda Traveling Contingent To Turkey:

Players: Charles Ssekaaya (62 k.g), Jamil Lubega (62 k.g), Hakim Ssempereza (69 k.g) and Irene Kasubo (63 k.g)

Officials: Salim Musoke (Lead of Delegation), Henry Musubire and Janat Namwanga.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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