President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has advised athletes that they must be disciplined if they want to go far with their sports careers.
“Alcohol, prostitution, fighting and all that, don’t go well with sports and they can ruin your life. Sports must go with discipline and the fear of the Lord, then your future will be bright,” he said.
The President made the remarks Wednesday as he hosted a group of athletes to a State luncheon at State House Entebbe.
The luncheon was organised by the President and the First Lady who also serves as the Minister of Education and Sports, Maama Janet Museveni.
The athletes included those who participated in the World Athletics Championships in Budapest-Hungary and National School Teams that participated in the Federation of East Africa Secondary Schools Sports Association (FEASSSA).
Museveni also congratulated the teams that have been doing well for Uganda in the past years. He revealed that sports development in Uganda was a bit delayed due to bad politics in the past regimes where the country’s economy totally collapsed.