Ugandan Athletics stars including World Crosscountry Champion Joshua Cheptegei, World 800m Champion Halimah Nakaayi, elite runners Winnie Nanyondo and Stephen Kissa last evening started their mission for victory aboard Uganda Airlines.
The star-studded Ugandan athletics team departed Entebbe aboard Uganda Airlines special charter flight.
The quartet will be competing in the “Diamond League” in Monaco, France.
The Crane awaits to fly back to the Pearl of Africa with victory, Uganda Airlines management said.
“The entire Uganda Diplomatic community stands with you!” the ministry of Foreign Affairs told the runners.
It added: “The Pearl of Africa awaits your victory.”
In response, Cheptegei said: “A humble gratitude for allowing us to travel in this very difficult times, me and my colleagues are forever grateful to @UgandaMFA.”