Day of mixed results in the Parliamentary Games
East African Legislative Assembly, Bujumbura, Burundi: December 4th 2018: Day 4 of the Inter-Parliamentary Games recorded mixed results in Bujumbura, Burundi. In football, Parliament of Uganda defeated Parliament of Kenya 1-0 in a tough match played at the Centre Technique du Football in Ngagara, Bujumbura.
The match started on a high note with both teams displaying an exciting game. Uganda’s Striker, Brian Arinaitwe, Hon Muhammad Nsereko and Hon Dennis Obua made good passes but found the backline of Hon Dan Wanyama, Jorum Barasa and Hon OtiendeAmollo proved a tough nut to crack. The tide turned mid-way when the referee awarded Parliament of Uganda a penalty after Hon David Gikaria was adjudged to have felled Hon Peter Ogwang in the box. Hon Muhammad Nsereko scored the resultant kick to give his team the lead.
The game was halted for several minutes when the referee ManirakizaBetrand gave a red card to Parliament of Kenya goalkeeper, Rogers Okwirri for handling the ball outside the penalty box, a decision Kenya protested against. On resumption, a 10-man Kenya side piled pressure to equalize but the defence line of Parliament of Uganda remained solid.
In men’s volleyball Parliament of Kenya has defeated Parliament of Tanzania 3 sets to 0 in an exciting match at the MINISPORT Grounds. Kenya won the first set 25-17 before grabbing a slim 25- 20 lead in the second set.In the third set, Kenya won 25-16 to seal the match. In the second match played at the same venue
In netball, Parliament of Tanzania defeated EALA 87-8 in a one-sided netball match at the ENS Grounds.In the first match of the day, Parliament of Uganda defeated Parliament of Kenya53-Kenya 14.
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