Action between SMACK and Namilyango Credit: Grip Rugby | Zahara Abdul

2017 East African Secondary school games

In August

Hosted by Gulu Municipality

[/media-credit] Friendly fire action between SMACK and Namilyango. Schools’ rugby is on the menu at the Secondary Schools’ games Credit: Grip Rugby | Zahara Abdul

Gulu Municipality in Northern Uganda will host 2017 East African Secondary Cchool games this August.

The development was confirmed on Sunday after the official inspection of facilities and the host schools by the local organizing committee.

Justus Mugisha, the chairperson of the Federation of East Africa Secondary Schools Sports Association expressed confirmed to Kawowo Sports that Gulu Municipality was picked for the passion of sports from the local community and the available facilities present.

Mugisha, also the 1st vice president of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) also singled out the genuine love of the sports by Gulu populous.

The people of Gulu Municipality love sports.

We are also convinced the facilities in place shall be able to host the hundreds of participants expected for the games.

Host schools:

St Joseph College, Layibi and Sacred Heart Girls School shall host the numerous schools expected.

The Pece and Kaunda Stadia shall be the main stadium for the games among the other facilities.

Aludo Otto head of Sacred Heart expressed delight upon learning of the task to host the games.

We are very honoured that we shall be hosting over 100 schools for the secondary school games. This is a big chance to show the world how hospitable Gulu and Uganda is.


A series of games ranging from outdoor sports as Athletics, football, rugby, basketball, netball, handball, hockey, volleyball to the indoor one like chess, badminton and swimming will be held.

The games shall be held in August 2017.

Last year’s games were hosted in Kenya, Eldoret.

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

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