L-R_ Richard Asiimwe (climbing), Steven Okello (American foootball), Kato (Kabaddi) after NCS' Katende (behind) handed over certificates to them on Friday

The National Council of Sports (NCS) has certified three new sports federations after completion of the due registration processes. NCS’ assistant General Secretary David Katende confirmed that American football, Uganda sports climbing federation and Kabaddi federation of Uganda were the new sports federations certified by the council. The new federations took the number of certified sports federation to 48. “They went through the three main phases including application, verification and lastly certification. They can now run the respective games in the country. NCS reserves the mandate to withdraw the certificate if the executive members do not act according to submitted federation’s constitution,” noted Katende on Friday as he handed over the certificates of recognition to the three federations at NCS head quarters in Lugogo. According to Shadia Nakamanya, the head of legal at compliance at NCS, the three federations fully complied with the NCS Act and regulations of 2014 and after evaluation by the NCS technical committee, they were fit for certification. “They submitted their constitution and are bodies corporate that registered as trustees. They submitted names of executive members, copies of affiliation international bodies, paid the registration fee among other requirements,” noted Nakamanya. Jacob Kato, the Kabaddi federation of Uganda president expects many Ugandans to pick interest in the game.

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