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Janet Museveni: God Will Make the Future of Uganda’s Sports Very Bright

First Lady Janet Museveni Praises God, Athletes for Commonwealth Medals

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First lady and education and sports minister Janet Museveni has said Uganda’s sports future will be bright, with the help of God.

Joshua Cheptegei carried shoulder high for winning two gold medals.
Joshua Cheptegei carried shoulder high for winning two gold medals.

On Thursday, Janet Museveni welcomed  Ugandan athletes from Gold Coast, Australia  where they won six medals in Commonwealth Games.

Cheptegei, his wife and son
Cheptegei, his wife and son

The athletes included double gold medalist Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei and Stella Chesang who won one gold medal.

Days earlier, Janet Museveni had said she had prayed for Cheptegei, Chesang and others to win the medals.

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The first lady praised the athletes for “working hard and winning”.

Janet Museveni
Janet Museveni

She also gave “thanks to God because I know that He is the one who enabled them to win”.

“This is only the beginning of very many wins,” she encouraged the athletes.

Janet Museveni welcomes a medalist.
Janet Museveni welcomes a medalist.

Janet Museveni also expressed optimism about the future of Uganda’s sports.

“I believe that by His [God’s] help, Uganda will shine even brighter in sports and the world will acknowledge it.”

Double gold medalist Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei.
Double gold medalist Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei.

The first lady is a practising Christian. God once told her to defy Yoweri Museveni, her husband, and join elective politics.

Her daughter Patience Rwabwogo Museveni is a pastor. She recently narrated how she talked directly to God

Museveni’s wife also told the athletes that “government is committed to and will keep supporting our athletes”.

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