Unidentified Uganda Olympic team member tests Covid-19 positive in Japan


Unidentified member of the Uganda Olympic team has tested positive for the deadly Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Aljazeera the Ugandan member was barred entry into Japan after testing positive while the other eight members of the team left in early on Sunday morning by chartered bus to host town Osaka.

The affected member is yet to be revealed but will be staying at a Japanese government designated facility.

For starters, the first batch of Ugandan Olympic bound athletes become the second after Australian women’s softball team to touchdown in Japan for the delayed global games slated to begin on 23rd July.

The first batch comprised of three boxers, one Swimmer and a Weightlifter.

Bombers captain Shadir Musa Bwogi, David Ssemujju and Catherine Nanziri are the three boxers who were among the first batch.

Team Bombers with Uganda Boxing President Moses Muhangi

Others are Julius Ssekitoleko and Atuhaire Ambala of weightlifting and Swimming respectively.

Assistant General Secretary National Council of Sports David Katende Ssemakula was the leader of delegation, boxing coached Patrick Lihanda and Meddie Mulandi as well as Hakim Ssempereza (Weightlifting coach) are the others who joined the athletes that departed on Friday.

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