August 7, 2014
Written by David Isabirye
Published in Others
A top official from Rwandan contingent to the 2014 Common wealth games has vanished.
Leon Mutangana, 35, the coach of the Athletics disappeared without a trace from Team Rwanda camp in Glasgow, Scotland.
His absence, first noticed midway the games was at first covered up by the other traveling officials as there remained some ray of hope for his resurfacing that never was.
Upon return to Kigali, Mutangana was never among the officials.
Rwanda Athletics Federation Secretary General Johnson Rukundo confirmed the coach’s disappearance.
“It’s true, he went missing from the Athletes Village and no one knows where he is,” Rukundo is quoted by the Rwandan media.
There are multiple cases of athletes and officials disappearing at major championships especially in the third world countries.
Meanwhile team Uganda returned today from the games minus two rugby players, Phillip Pariyo and Benon Kizza .
The team was inspired by runner Moses Kipsiro’s 10,000m gold to finish 18th overall out of 71 countries. Kipsiro became the first runner in history to defend the 10,000m title at the common wealth games.
Team Uganda won five medals, four of them bronze. Three of the medals came from athletics and the other two boxing.
This is by far Uganda’s biggest collection of medals since 1974 when the country picked nine. At the previous Games in New Delhi, India, Uganda got two gold medals all won by Kipsiro.
UGANDA’S MEDAL WINNERS IN GLASGOW
Winnie Nanyondo (athletics) – bronze
Abraham Kiplimo (marathon) – bronze
Michael Ssekabembe (boxing) – bronze
Fazil Juma Kaggwa (boxing) – bronze
Moses Kipsiro (athletics) – gold
August 7, 2014