The 2020 Uganda Secondary School Sports Association (USSSA) Fresh Dairy Secondary School Games were officially launched on Tuesday at St.Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.
Over 600,000 students country wide are expected to take part in the event an increment from last year’s 480,000.
The Commissioner in Charge of Physical Education, Hon. Omara Apita presided over the official launch of this year’s edition. Vincent Omoth represented Fresh Dairy at the grand ceremony
Patrick Okanya, President USSSA expressed his delight upon the increase in the number of participants.
“The games have this year registered an increase in participants of students from four hundred eighty thousand(480,000) last year to six hundred thousand in 2020.”
Participants will compete in seven disciplines just like last year, these include basketball (men and women), Rugby 15’s (men only), Tennis (men and women), Table Tennis (men and women), Hockey (men and women), Badminton (men and women) as well as Basketball (men and women).
These games will start on 6th March 2020 with the district qualifiers through to April for the zonal qualifiers.
The National Finals are slated for 1st -10th May 2020 in Gulu District at St. Joseph Layibi and Sacred Heart Secondary School.
Fresh Dairy injected 3 Billion, Eight Hundred Eighty Five Million Uganda Shillings in the event on a five year contract they signed with USSSA.