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Jinja Town and the surrounding community have been provided yet another rare opportunity to watch the country’s world stars in action at the National Cross Country Championships due this weekend, Saturday February 10, 2018 at the Jinja Central Division Recreation Park.J

The Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) in conjunction with main sponsors MTN (U) Ltd have also offered the general public free entrance to the park to watch the competition as a corporate social responsibility and also to thank the public who thronged Kololo Independence Grounds massively to support Uganda team during the 2017 World Cross Country Championships.

Because of the value UAF attached to the world event, Jinja was honored and overwhelmingly voted to host the 2018 National Cross Country Championship, a major event on the UAF calendar. The stage is already set for the championships which UAF will use to select the national cross country team to represent Uganda at the 5th edition of the Africa Cross Country Championships due March 17, 2018 in Algeria.

The competition scene is expected to be electric like last year for the World but this time fighting for national colours and slots for Africa continental championship.

Uganda’s top distance runners led by Olympic marathon Champion Stephen Kiprotich, Commonwealth Games double gold medalist Moses Kipsiro, World Championship silver medalist Joshua Cheptegei, World Junior Cross Country Champion, Jacob Kiplimo, World University Games golden girl, Dorcus Ajok, National Cross Country defending champions Mercyline Chelangat and Peruth Chemutai, among others will be in action at the Jinja National Cross Country Championships.

Also in action will several World Mountain race stars like Fred Musobo, Stella Chesang, Robert Chemonges, Victor Kiplagat and others.

NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017
RESULTS AT KOLOLO

Senior Men (10km)
1 Joshua Cheptegei 29:02
2 Phillip Kipyeko 29:24
3 Abdallah Kibet Mande 29:40
4 Timothy Toroitich 29:42
5 Stephen Kiprotich 29:46
6 Stephen Kiisa 29:53
7 Fred Musobo 29:55
8 Mande Bushendich 30:04
9 Peter Kibet 30:13
10 Filex Chemonges 30:18

Senior Women (10km)
1 Mercyline Chelangat 34:41
2 Rachael Chebet 35:16
3 Dorcus Ajok 35:46
4 Doreen Chesang 35:54
5 Doreen Chemutai 35:56
6 Annet Chebet 36:16
7 Juliet Chekwel 36:38
8 Stella Chesang 36:46
9 Prim Twikirize 37:00
10 Sarah Akiror 37:03

U20 Men
1 Jacob Kiplimo 23:25
2 Titus Kwemoi 23:53
3 Victor Kiplangat 23:54
4 Elisha Chemutai 24:03
5 Kevin Kibet 24:04

U20 Women
1 Peruth Chemutai 20:20
2 Janat Chemusto 20:39
3 Esther Chekwemoi 21:08
4 Sarah Chelangat 21:20
5 Scarlett Chemos 22:00

Namayo Mawerere
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PHOTOS: Fille impresses at concert

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Musician Fille took fans on a musical journey last night at Golf Course hotel in Kampala leaving fans impressed. The singer who first cancelled her show following Mowzey Radio’s death was all in last night as she put up an energetic performance in 4 parts at the Alter Ego album launch.

Flanked by fellow artistes Nutty Neithan, Winnie Nwagi, Mad Rat and Chiko, Ray Signature, Rabadaba, Geosteady, APass, Exodus and Bebe Cool who showed up after midnight, Fille left no stone unturned.

Fille thanked fans for showing her so much love as they turned up in big numbers.

Here are moments from the show by Hans Shots.

 

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Photos: DJ Nimrod in charity drive

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Galaxy FM’s DJ Nimrod has a big heart!

This after he showed his philanthropic side on Sunday when he executed a charity drive at Mulago hospital. The famed deejay alongside his team of die-hard fans visited the national referral hospital and cleaned up some of its wards. The team also gave out several goodies to some of the patients.

Speaking to Nimrod, he revealed that this was his first charity initiative at the hospital and promised to carry out more such initiatives in future.

Here are some photos from the charity event:

DJ Nimrod and his fans clean up Mulago hospital

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Princess Komuntale’s ex-hubby shows off new hair do

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Life for ex-hubby to Princess Komuntale of Tooro, Thomas, is all about slaying these days.

The American who broke Batooro hearts the day he broke up with their princess and even released her nude photos is back at slaying again.

Today he unveiled his new hairdo – American style.

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