National Council of Sports has rewarded 2018 Australia Commonwealth medalists with Shs100m as a token to thank them for marketing Uganda. In a ceremony held at the NCS office at Lugogo, Bosco Onyik, the Chairperson of the institution said; “As a nation, we would like to most sincerely thank you for marketing Uganda, for flying our national flag and making all Ugandans proud.”
Double gold medalist in men’s 5000m and 10,000m Joshua Cheptegei was recognized with a cash prize of Shs50m. Chesang Stella another gold winner in the women’s 10,000m was rewarded with Shs20m. Marathon silver medalist Solomon Mutai scooped Shs15m and Mercyline Chelangat and Juma Miiro who both won Bronze in 10,000m and boxing respectively got Shs7.5m each.
The NCS Chairman further promised to continue implementing its mandates of improvement of sports facilities, strategic interventions aimed at facilitating and improving welfare of former ¤t athletes and finally increased financial support to all sports spheres.