Super athlete Aryamanya Rodgers

Ugandan superathlete Aryamanya Rodgers is undecided on whether to represent his home country or Jamaica.

Rodgers is an immensely talented 20-year old runner and footballer who has been a phenomenon in Jamaica.

Since leaving Uganda five years ago, Rodgers has been a household name as he helped his school – Kingston College (KC) – win both the Boys’ and Girls’ Athletics Championships (Champs) and the Manning Cup football tournament.

Aryamanya Rodgers

Rodgers is soon departing Jamaica for USA-based Grambling State University (GSU) on a full athletics scholarship, but his love for the “land of wood and water” is keeping him in a dilemma.

“The kindness of Jamaican people can’t be explained. The amazing beauty of the island with great beaches and lovely people having fun was also a good experience,” he told Jamaican Observer.

On choosing between Uganda and Jamaica, Rodgers says; “Am still holding on making the decision on that. Uganda contacted me a year ago, but in my mind I wasn’t ready.

“Therefore, I will be informing you later on.”

Aryamanya is currently listed Jamaican on the World Athletics website.

Ugandan Aryamanya Rodgers (right) won GOLD and Shane Buchanan, SILVER, in the boys 5000m open #Fortis #KC #Champs2017

Posted by Kingston College on Saturday, 1 April 2017

He has featured in 800m (1:56.93 PB), 1500m (3:57.02 PB), One Mile (4:15.48 PB), 3000m (8:36.80 PB), 5000m (15:13.82 PB) and 2000m Steeplechase (5:49.46 PB) disciplines.

Deputy Editor at Kawowo Sports.

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  1. Aryamanya Rodgers can stay in Jamaica!
    Because according to my country Uganda….athletes and other sports personalities are not given the required recognition.
    If Jamaica has welcomed him….that’s fine…let him become a Caribbean boy!

  2. Facilitations and appreciatiations in Uganda are meagre. Imagine how our former national footballers are grassiiiiiing.

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