SWIMMING : Para-swimmer Husna Kukundakwe flagged off to Singapore

David GOMBE

Teenage Para-swimmer Husna Kukundakwe has been flagged off at National Council for Sports to represent Uganda at the World series slated for May 10th-12th in Singapore.

Kukundakwe is going to compete in four swimming styles. Breast stroke, free style, butterfly style and backstroke.

The President of the Uganda Paralympic Federation Mpindi Bumali called upon the government for more support.

“I am glad that Husna Kukundakwe has finally made it to represent the country in Singapore amidst the financial hardships.

“It’s not been easy for her in terms of facilitation and I call upon the government to always give a hand. I thank NCS for the ticket but it’s not enough for this young lady because she requires a lot of financial support to compete favourably.”

On behalf of National Council for Sports Ismail Dhakaba believes Kukundakwe has the capabilities to compete favourably in Singapore

“I strongly believe Husna has the potential to compete favourably and rise the Ugandan flag in Singapore. As National Council for Sports we wish her all the best.”

Kukundakwe is optimistic that she will rise the Ugandan flag at the competition and thanked everyone who supported her financially

“I am glad to represent Uganda in Singapore and am looking forward to rising the Ugandan flag. Heading to Singapore was not easy because I was not financially stable but the finally i have made it and I thank everyone who has supported me to see that I go and represent my country.”

Batamuliza Hashima the mother and manager to Kukundakwe thanked National Council for Sports, centenary Bank and Paralympic Federation for the support rendered to her daughter.

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