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Uganda smells victory in Soccer

…Kenya loses yet again.

East African Legislative Assembly, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: 7th December 2017: Parliament of Uganda has one hand on the football trophy. Parliament of Uganda beat Parliament of Tanzania 2-1 in an evenly contested match to stretch its lead in the table to nine points from three matches and a harvest of twelve goals to match.  

Parliament of Tanzania has itself to blame for failing to convert numerous chances that came its way. Ally King and Hon Ridhwani Kikwete among others, missed a number of chances in the early part of the first-half, that could have been converted.  At half-time, all teams were at 0-0.  On resumption, Parliament of Tanzania returned rejuvenated and Hon Yusuf Gogo beat the defensive trap to shoot past Ssekide Daniel to give Parliament of Tanzania the lead.

The lead was short-lived as midfielder, Hon Alan Sewanyana, beat the Parliament of Tanzania goalkeeper, Bobali Hamidu to equalize.  Left winger, Brian Arinaitwe then snatched the victory for the Parliament of Uganda after spadework by Hon Muhammad Nsereko.

In the second match of the day, Parliament of Burundi beat Parliament of Kenya 3-1 in an entertaining encounter.  Parliament of Kenya’s Hon Dan Wanyama drew the first blood after a set piece by Hon Ali Mohammed and Rogers Okwiri. Parliament of Burundi responded through Jean Marie Cimpaye who scored a double before Simon Gakinja notched the winner.

In netball, the match between Parliament of Tanzania and Parliament of Uganda ended prematurely with the former leading 13-11.



For more Information, contact:

Mr. Bobi Odiko,

Senior Public Relations Officer;

East African Legislative Assembly;

Tel: +255-27-2508240 Cell: +255 787 870945+254-733-718036;



Arusha, Tanzania

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