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 EALA wins in soccer, beaten in volleyball and netball as games enter day 5

East African Legislative Assembly, Bujumbura, Burundi, 6th December, 2018:  The East African Legislative Assembly posted mixed results as the Games entered Day 5 in Bujumbura yesterday.

In football, EALA got off to a good start by defeating Parliament of Kenya 2-1 in an entertaining match at the Centre Technique, Ngagara in Bujumbura. Ahmed Mwapambe and Wycliff Ketto scored the all-important goals for the victors while Senator Cleophas Malala reduced the deficit for the Parliament of Kenya. 

Both teams started the game on a high note with end to end action. Striker, Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, could have given his team an early lead but failed to latch on to a pass by Hon David Gikaria. On the opposite side, star striker, Ibrahim Jamal upon receiving a pass from Hon Julius Maganda beat the defence but shot wide with the goalkeeper Rogers Okwiri beaten. The EALA striker was, however, carried off the pitch with a suspected collar bone injury after a collision with a Parliament of Kenya player.

Ahmed Mwapambe was later to beat Rogers Okwiri to give EALA the lead after tapping in the ball, moments after Kenya’s goalkeeper blocked a rasping shot by Hon Kim Gai. In the second half, EALA resumed forcefully with the striking force making constant raids on the Parliament of Kenya backline.  It paid off when Wyclif Ketto beat the defense line to unleash a block-buster in to the roof of the net for the second goal.

In other games of the day, Parliament of Uganda (women) won Parliament of Kenya by 3 Sets to 0. The victors won the first two sets 25-13 before taking 25-17 win to seal the lead.

In the second women’s match of the day, Parliament of Kenya beat EALA 3 sets to 0 (25-10) (25-5) and (25-19).

In men’s volleyball, Parliament of Burundi beat EALA 3 sets to 0 scoring (25-16), (25-22) and (25-16).  In netball, Parliament of Kenya won EALA 44-12 in a one-sided match.

More games are expected on December 6 as Burundi and Uganda play in the first netball match before Parliament of Kenya lock horns with Parliament of Tanzania in the second match.

Later in the afternoon, the Parliament of Uganda will face off with Parliament of Burundi in football inn the first match, before EALA takes the field to battle out with Parliament of Tanzania.

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For more information, please contact:

Bobi Odiko
Senior Public Relations Officer
East African Legislative Assembly
Arusha, Tanzania
Tel: +255-27-2508240
Fax: +255-27-2503103
Cell: +255-787-870945, +254-733-718036
Email: BOdiko [at] eachq.org
Web: www.eala.org

About the East African Legislative Assembly:
The East African Legislative Assembly is the Legislative Organ of the East African Community. Its Membership consists of a total of 62, of whom 54 are elected Members (9 from each Partner State) and eight ex-officio members (the Ministers responsible for EAC Affairs from the Partner States, the Secretary General of the Community and the Counsel to the Community).The East African Legislative Assembly has legislative functions as well as oversight of all East African Community matters.  The enactment of legislation of the Community is put in effect by means of Bills passed by the Assembly and assented to by the Heads of State, and every Bill that has been duly passed and assented to become an Act of the Community and takes precedent over similar legislations in the Partner States.  EALA has to date passed 79 pieces of legislation.

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