KAMPALA- Ugandan swimmers will have to trek from home as they represent the country in the Cana Zone 3&4 Championships starting today at Kampala Parents School, Kololo.
The Uganda Swimming Federation (USF) needed Shs75m to accommodate the swimmers in a hotel for purposes of team bonding but failed to raise the amount following government’s failure to contribute.
“Usually you want the team to bond and build chemistry throughout the championships but we are hard done,” national team coach Isaac Rwenzo told Daily Monitor. “We thought we could get funds from government to cater for the accommodation among other things but it’s a little too late so the swimmers will have to come from home.”
The danger with the swimmers coming from home is that some of them may not be able to make it to the competition venue on time and can’t be monitored by the coaches.
“Some swimmers have come from abroad and they expected to stay in camp with the team but we have nothing to do about it,” Rwenzo offered. Despite the hiccups, team captain Ronald Daisuke Segwanyi, believes that the swimmers can pull off a top performance.
Entrance fees (Staring at 9am)
Children and students: 5,000
CONFIRMED PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES
Uganda, Angola, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, South Africa, Zambia, Seychelles, Tanzania