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Burundi shocks Kenya in Basketball

East African Community Secretariat; Bujumbura, Burundi; 31 August 2017:

The 11th EAC Military Games and Cultural Event taking place in Bujumbura, Burundi, entered its 5th day on Wednesday 30th August and the Burundi Defence Force (BDF) shocked Kenya Defence Force 61-46 in a classic Basketball match (men), played at Gems Field and presided over by Brigadier Kemwaga of TPDF. The Deputy Chief of Defence Forces of BDF, Major General Joseph Ndayishimiye was in attendance and keenly following the match.

As Burundi outsmarted Kenya in Basketball, the Tanzania Peoples Defence Force (TPDF), thrashed Burundi Defence Force (BDF) 94 to 18 in a thrilling Netball match (women) played at the Burundi Military Academy’s ISCAM Field and presided over by Col. Chivatsi.

On the same day, in a Football match (men) played at Prince Louis Rwagasore National Stadium, Tanzania beat Burundi 2-1, in a game presided over by Brigadier Katirima of UPDF. And the Kenya Defence Force (KDF) defeated Uganda Peoples Defence Force (UPDF) 0-3 (75-42) in a captivating Volleyball match (women) played at the Parquet Field within Bujumbura City and presided over by Col Bizindavyi of Burundi Defence Force (BDF).

The 6th Day of the Military Games and Cultural Event on Thursday 31st August had many surprises. In Football, Kenya had a draw 1-1 with Uganda; in Basketball (men), Tanzania beat Uganda 63-56; in Netball (women), Kenya beat Uganda 31-27; and in Volleyball (women), Tanzania defeated Burundi 3-0 (75-40).

On 1st of September, all the contingents will undertake cultural trip to Rumonge, where they will visit Blue Bay Beach, Saga Resha (Chateau Moss) and on the way back visit Kabezi and then Livingstone Stone. The Cross-country competition is lined up for 2nd September with 10 Km Women and 10 Km Men event.

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For more information, please contact:

Mr Owora Richard Othieno
Head, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Department
EAC Secretariat
Arusha, Tanzania
Tel: +255 784 835021
Email: OOthieno [at] eachq.org

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The East African Community (EAC) is a regional intergovernmental organisation of five Partner States, comprising Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

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