MUKONO Uganda (Xinhua) --
Hosts Uganda are champions of
the inaugural Eastern Africa Police Chief’s Cooperation Games (EAPCCO)
that ended on Tuesday night here in the central district of
Asan Kasingye, the
Uganda police spokesman told Xinhua that they are proud of
hosting and winning the Games.
“Our athletes worked
hard to win the Games, but more so we have also bonded better
using sports in the region,” added Kasingye.
Uganda collected 157
points after bagging 22 gold medals, 13 silver and 8 bronze
“I am glad I have
guided Police FC to winning the first trophy since I was
selected captain few days ago,” skipper Martin Mpuuga told
Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania and South Sudan all
participated in the Games which included disciplines like
taekwondo, athletics, football, netball, volleyball, shooting
Kenya emerged the
runners-up after being awarded 4 gold medals, 7 silver medals
and 8 bronze medals to score 49 points.
This year’s Games
were organized under the theme, “Promoting Community Policing
and regional cooperation through sports”.