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Pictorial: The Eight Best Moments We Loved Last Week

Welcome to the first edition of this pictorial section where we get the best sports moments as captured by the lens.

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence,” this is a quote from Ansel Adams.

Enjoy.

  1. Cricket
Naomi Kayondo tries to comfort her brother Hamu Kayondo.

Captured by John Batanudde – Daily Monitor and Kawowo Sports. This was taken just after Uganda lost by one run to Kenya last week in the concluded T20 Africa Regional finals at the Lugogo Cricket Oval. The loss, all but ensured that Uganda’s road to Cricket T20 World Cup was over. Looking at the photo closely, it is easier to tell that Naomi, who is a also plays for the Lady Cricket Cranes, too need comforting.

2. Rugby

Kobs’ James Ijongat (with the ball) leaves Harunah Mohammed for dead.

Captured by Kratos Sports. Betway Jobs went on to clinch the first Roke Telkom Rugby sevens circuits beating Pirates 12-7 in the Kyadondo Bufalloes Circuit. Next on the Calendar is Masaka on June 1.

3. Basketball

Yeahhhhhhh

Captured by Tsaubah Stone/FUBA. Tsaubah is the best at it. This photo was taken on Saturday night. Fans, OK, Albert Ahabwe is the main focus here, he is renown Journalist with Radio City but couldn’t keep his emotions after UCU Canons ended Warriors unbeaten run in the National Basketball League. Ahabwe, studied for UCU before joining the Journalism world – no wonder.

4. Boxing

Mixed emotions in one photo

Captured by Kisekka Fred of Bukedde Print. This was a highly competitive bout that took place on Sunday at Indoor Arena. It was tears of joy for Joshua Tikamuhebwa (blue) after shockingly beat favourite Yasin Adnan (red) in the National Bombers trials. The other shocker of the day saw Champion Busingye beat Moses Kabuuka who had eliminated Bronze Medalist Juma Miiro in the recent days with a knock down. Shadir Musa, Sofas Dumba and Solomon Gejo are some of the other winners who will enter camp next week for the All Africa Games.

5. Football

History in the making

Captured by Danito Nsubuga. This was taken on Saturday in Masaka. Fresh from winning the FUFA Big League, Proline FC completed a double when they needed shootouts to defy odds against top flight team Bright Stars. Coach Shafic Bisaso (court) known for winning Masaza Cup, is seen in the photo giving high five to all his young army after a job well done.

6. Football

The Race to Egypt

Captured by FUFA Media. This was taken last week during the National Team (Uganda Cranes – AFCON bound) training session at Namboole. Hassan Wasswa and Godfrey Walusimbi who are not attached (to any club) are seen leading the race. The Cranes have already arrived in Abu Dhabi ahead of another camp.

7. Volleyball

Is this what they call a foursome?

Captured by UVF. This was taken last week at the Indoor Arena. A fan, despite Uganda failing to qualify for the All Africa Games Women Volleyball, was all smiles as he asked for a selfie with some of the members of Uganda’s Volkayball She Cranes team. Nnungi Said at (middle) and Libero Flavia Nandawula (18) enjoying the moment as well. Kenya qualified at the expense of Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia.

8. Basketball

Give it to me!!!!!!

Captured by Tsauba Stone. Like I said earlier, she is the best at it. For obvious reasons, this is one of my favourite photo on the list! Power’s Geoffrey Soro (20) is seen in the background shouting ‘McGyver McGyver McGyver’ to pass him the ball before shooting. Soro calling McGyver was very audible that everyone inside the arena heard it, but Paul ‘McGyver’ Odong gave him a deaf ear and went on for a three pointer. Guess what? He converted and he paused for about three seconds after that shot, giving Soro that look!!! Both Power players ended with 15 points, only bettered by Joseph Ikong who had 19 as Power beat KCCA Men 82-66 at YMCA for their fourth win of the season.

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