The first batch of team Uganda for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth games has arrived in Australia ahead of the official opening due 4 April.
The contingent touched down in Brisbane – the capital of and most populous city in the Australian state of Queensland – ahead of the games from 4th-15th April.
Five boxers, three badminton players, four weightlifters, two table tennis paddlers, two squash players, one swimmer, five runners and 12 netballers make the batch with the rest expected to travel later.
69 athletes from Uganda will compete in 11 sports disciplines. Athletics has the bulk number with 23 participants.
Rugby follows suit with 18 players, Netball has 15 players, Boxing (5), Badminton (4), Weightlifting (4), Squash (2), Swimming (2), Table Tennis (2), Cycling (2) and one shooting player, Cleopatra Mungoma.
At the last Commonwealth games in Glasgow, Uganda was represented by 64 athletes and officials from eight federations. The team won five medals; one gold and four bronze.
The Full Uganda Contingent for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia
- Scovia Ayikoru, Shida Leni, Emily Nanziri, Halimah Nakaayi, Winnie Nanyondo, Docus Ajok, Juliet Chekwel, Mercyline Chelengat, Stellah Chesang, Josephine Lalam, Pius Adome, Alli Ngaimoko, Leonard Opiny, Ronald Musagala, Albert Chemutai, Phillip Kipyeko, Joshua Cheptegei, Thomas Ayeko, Timothy Toroitich, Jacob Kiplimo, Alex Chesakit, Robert Chemonges, Solomon Mutai Munyo
- James, Ijongat, Eric Kasita, Adrian Kasito, Kevin Kermundu, Timothy Kisiga, Manano Achaji, Marvin Odongo, Pius Ogena, Bryon Oketayot, Solomon Okia, Micheal Okorach, Phillip Wokorach, Kayiwa Ssebuliba, Desire Ayera Ruhweza, Ivan Magomu, Timothy Mudoola Muwumba, Joseph Jadwong, Aaron Ofoyrwoth
- Lillian Ajio, Irene Akello, Betty Kizza, Conchepta Birungi, Florence Nanyonga, Hadijah Nakabuye, Halima Nakachwa, Jesca Achan, Joan Nampungu, Peace Proscovia, Racheal Nanyonga, Ruth Meme, Stella Oyella, Namuwaya Muhayimina
- Charles Kagimu, Vienna Sekanga
- Shamim Bridget Bangi, Aisha Nakiyemba, Brian Kasirye, Edwin Ekiring
- Musa Bwogi,Joshua Kizza, Latibu Muwonge, Bashir Nasir, Regean Simbwa
- Ian Rukunya, Michael Kawooya
- Avice Meya, Elisha Tibatemwa Ekirikubinza
- Irene Kasubo, Kalidi Batuusa, Julius Ssekitoleko, Hakim Ssempereza
- Ronald Nyaika, Halima Nambozo
- Cleopatra Mungoma