The Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF) track and field season kicks off this weekend on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole with three big missions.

According to Publicity Secretary Uganda Athletic Federation Namayo Mawerere, the mission starts with the UAF National Trials this weekend which will be splashed with 28 events on the day’s competition programme.

The campaign is for athletes to qualify for the major international competitions as well as a build up for the Tokyo 2019 Olympic Games in Japan.

UAF has planned to have fourteen (14) national competitions geared towards offering opportunities to athletes to qualify for the World Championships due in September in Doha, Qatar.

It is at the 2017 London World Championships that Ugandan star Joshua Cheptegei brushed shoulders with Mo Farah to win a 10,000m silver medal.

The other major engagements Uganda is eyeing for athletes to hit the required qualification standards is for the Africa Junior U18 and U20 championships in Ivory Coast in April and All Africa Games slated for Morocco in August.

Uganda Athletics Federation is the national governing body of the sports of athletics under the rules and regulations of International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). It is a voluntary, nonprofit making body with the mandate of developing and promoting athletics in Uganda in line with the IAAF statutes.