Source: Ministry of Defence Rwanda
The EAC Military Games 2011 closed on Saturday, at Prince Louise Rwagasore Stadium in Bujumbura, Burundi. The teams competed in football, netball, handball and basketball.
Available results indicate that by Thursday, Kenya retained supremacy in both men and women cross country races.
Kenya’s Lewis Musoti won the men’s race in 32 minutes: 44.72 seconds Burundi’s Olivier Irabaruta finished closely in 32 minutes: 55.38 seconds. Third was Kenya’s Robert Lagat in 33 minutes: 01.28 seconds.
Uganda finished second in overall table classification in the women’s category, followed by Rwanda, Tanzania and Burundi.
In football, Burundi, Kenya and Uganda, all tied at five points. Defending champions Rwanda were trailing with three points followed by Tanzania without any point.
In men’s basketball, Burundi lead with nine points, Kenya and Tanzania had six points each and Uganda and Rwanda were yet to register any point.
In netball, defending champions Tanzania took a huge lead with nine points, followed by Uganda and debutants Burundi tied at three points; Kenya was in fourth position with one point and Rwanda was yet to secure any point.
« I am happy to say that everything went smoothly as planned. The event has truly demonstrated East Africans’ unity and sportsmanship, » said Brig Gen Salvatore Nahimana, the Chair of Defence Liaison Officers at the EAC Secretariat.
More than 500 armed forces sportsmen and women from the bloc participated in what has been described as a “colourful event.”