Uganda's team for the 2022 Islamic Solidarity Games due to take place in Konya, Turkey has the youthful and experienced (Credit: David Isabirye)

2022 Islamic Solidarity Games:

  • 9th – 18th August
  • Konya city, Turkey

Uganda Athletics team for the 2022 Islamic Solidarity Games has been confirmed.

The eight-man team has four women and men apiece.

The women are Evaline Linda Koli (100m & 200m), Maureen Banura Akiiki (200m & 400m), Josephine Joyce Lalam (Discuss and Javelin) and Janat Chemusto (1500m & 5000m).

Men’s team:

The men’s team has Allan Ngobi (100m & 200m), Emmanuel Abooda (100m & 200m), Emmanuel Osuje (800m & 1500m) and Abel Chebet (5000m & 10000m).

There are two officials in Moses Asonya and Musa Kifaya.

Besides Athletics, Uganda will also have teams in swimming, cycling and weightlifting.

‌For starters, the 2021 Islamic Solidarity Games will be 5th edition of the event scheduled to be held from 9 to 18 August 2022 at Konya, Turkey.

The president of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan will officiate at the official opening of these games which are under the aegis of Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation.

It will be the first time in history that the event will be organized by the Turkish Olympic Committee.

At least 6000 participants from the different countries are expected in this year’s Islamic Solidarity Games.

There will be 380 events in 19 sports with the main venue at Konya Metropolitan stadium.

Team Uganda Delegation:

Athletes:

Women

  • Evaline Linda Koli (100m & 200m)
  • Maureen Banura Akiiki (200m & 400m)
  • Josephine Joyce Lalam (Discus and Javelin)
  • Janat Chemusto (1500m & 5000m)

Men:

  • Allan Ngobi (100m & 200m)
  • Emmanuel Abooda (100m & 200m)
  • Emmanuel Osuje (800m & 1500m)
  • Abel Chebet (5000m & 10000m)

Officials:

  • Moses Asonya
  • Musa Kifaya

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

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