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Handball body president Theogene Utabarutse to stand for another term in office

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Muha Muhamudu

Despite lack of appreciation from handball fraternity, the national handball president, Theogene Utabarutse has confirmed that he is seeking another term in office to accomplish what he started.

Utabarutse who has been president 2014 has confirmed early this week that he decided to stand for re-election this Saturday after having talks with the executive committee.

The committee in charge of elections has confirmed they accepted his application together with other candidate’s application campaigning for other posts.

“I have decided to stand because I still to accomplish what I have started that is talent detection across the country.”

 “We still have challenges like lack of resources, but we need to attract them through a strong marketing strategy that we have to initiate.” He said

Utabarutse lists an increase in the number of youth trained through camps to 300 both male and female, however, he notes that the number can increase if the federation is not limited by resources.

He noted that handball federation has trained a number of coaches to develop the sport. On Monday, 25 coaches completed a two-week Level C technical training course for coaches.

“Today we are proud to have a handball pitch what is at the international standard, this means we can host bigger competitions, the next phase is to make sure we construct a roof on top of it.” He noted

Utabarutse who is standing under the ticket of Nyakabanda handball team assured this publication that some good work has been done during his term in office besides other achievements outlined in the 4 years by the executive committee including a plan of action and new league regulations.

Meanwhile, two candidates have declared their will to contest for vice president site namely: Kagabo Mansuet from ES Kigoma handball team as well as Beatha Tuyambaje from (Gs Mwendo) while Jean-Paul Ngarambe is re-running for the position of Secretary general.

Jean Bosco Twahirwa Perezida of the electoral commission has said that candidates can campaign until midnight on Friday, March 9th.

The newly elected committee will serve for the next four years.

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