President Yoweri Museveni has said government will look up and support all Uganda’s sports heroes for the contribution they made to their country.
“We should look them up and help them or their families. They made a contribution to their country but because of the insecurity we had in our country we did not follow this up,” he said.
The President was meeting Uganda’s boxing legend, Grace Sseruwagi, 83, a 1960’s light-welter weight boxer .
He had three friendly matches with former President Idi Amin and knocked him out each time before becoming his coach.
He also worked with the legendary boxer, Muhammed Ali.
Sseruwagi successfully represented Uganda at the Rome Olympics and later became one of the most successful boxing coaches in Uganda.
After the meeting, President Museveni has left for a visit to the USA.
According to the deputy presidential press secretary, Lindah Nabusayi, Museveni will attend the United Nations High Level Thematic Debate on strengthening cooperation between the UN, Regional and Sub-Regional Organisations.