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Friday, December 17*South Africa 0-0 Uganda Uganda U20 Women Team are through to the next stage of the African Qualifiers of the 2022 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup following after ousting South Africa. Uganda held South Africa to a goalless draw in the return leg on Friday at Dobsonsville Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. Ayub Khalifa’s side progress to the next stage having won the first leg 1-0 thanks to Hadijah Nandago’s goal at St Mary’s Stadium in Kitende. Uganda XI. SAFA photo It’s a big achievement for Ugandan football, knocking out a continental power house but Coach Khalifa is…

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The Uganda U20 Women’s National Team Head Coach, Ayub Khalifa Kiyingi, has named the final squad of 20 players that will travel to South Africa ahead of the return leg of the 2022 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Qualifiers. Uganda who lead the first leg 1-0, will face South Africa on Friday, December 17th December at Dobsonsville Stadium. The team leaves Entebbe International Airport on Wednesday morning (2:45AM) aboard Ethiopian Airways E809. The winner on aggregate between Uganda and South Africa will progress to the fourth round where they will face either Ghana or Zambia. Final Squad GoalkeepersDaphine Nyayenga (Lady…

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Saturday, December 11•URA FC 0-0 Express•Busoga United 1-4 Vipers SC•Mbarara City 3-2 Onduparaka•Wakiso Giants 1-0 UPDF FC Mbarara City recovered from two goals down to beat Onduparaka FC in a league game at Kakyeka Stadium. Shaban Muhammad and Ahmed Amayo handed the visitors a dream start before the Ankole Lions staged a strong second half effort. Solomon Okwalinga halved the deficit just at the hour-mark from the spot to give the hosts a fighting stance. And the hosts were level in the 76th minute when winger Seiri Arigumaho pounced on Ivan Otude’s corner. Otude then delivered another assist for Captain…

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The Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) has confirmed Standard Chartered Bank Uganda as a partner for the upcoming 2021 USPA Media Excellence Awards. Standard Chartered Bank Uganda has contributed Shs. Sh5m for the awards that will recognise best of sports journalism. The awards will be held on Wednesday 15th December, 2021 at Imperial Royale Hotel, Kampala. Speaking at the handover, Standard Chartered Bank’s Corporate Affairs Manager Cynthia Mpanga stated that any form of contribution towards recognising sports journalists is critical to the development of the media sector. USPA President Patrick Kanyomozi emphasised that the scope of sports journalism is bound to change with…

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Police FC’s new Marketing and Executive Officer Abraham Luzzi Luzzi staked Sh1m for each goal scored against KCCA FC. Struggling Police FC visit KCCA FC on match-day of the Uganda Premier League at Lugogo in a 3PM-kickoff encounter. The Sh1m reward comes as a motivation for Police players who have not tasted any victory in nine games so far. Luzzi, a football agent, renown businessman, Politician and Philanthropist has also vowed to pay Sh200,000 for each skillset displayed on the day. Luzzi called upon all fans to storm Lugogo and also told Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago that the City…

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Thursday: Match-Day 6 of the FUFA Big League *Luweero United Vs Maroons*Kyetume Vs Blacks Power*Kitara Vs Kataka*MYDA Vs Proline*Nyamityobora Vs Calvary Kyetume FC will seek to return to winning ways when they host Blacks Power on Thursday in a Big League fixture at Nakisunga Ssaza ground in Mukono. The Slaughters have lost their last two league games and have since slipped from top to sixth on the log. They were beaten at Nakisunga 2-1 by Calvary FC before falling to Ndejje University FC at the Arena of Visions by the same scoreline. Coach David Mutono is well aware of the…

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UCA Media team Uganda Cricket Association (UCA) has named the final squad of 15 players that will represent Uganda at the 2022 International Cricket Council (ICC) Under-19 Cricket World Cup in West Indies. Uganda won the ICC U-19 World Cup Africa Qualifier last September in Kigali, Rwanda after overturning a huge Net Run Rate on the final day against Tanzania to earn a right to represent Africa as regional winners. Uganda will be making her third appearance at the junior global showpiece following their debut in 2004 and subsequent showing at the 2006 editions in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka respectively.…

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The FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel has fined four KCCA FC players after events in their game against Vipers at Kitende. KCCA FC conceded a late goal by Bobosi Byaruhanga in a dramatic 2-2 draw on Sunday. Bobosi Byaruhanga’s goal was initially a subject of debate after the effort bounced out of goal but assistant referee Dick Okello was alert to signal for a goal. A couple of KCCA FC players and fans showed their disagreement to the decision. Consequently, FUFA has fined four KCCA FC playere Ashraf Mugume, Innocent Wafula, Ramathan Musa and Sadat Anaku for “attacking” Assistant Referee Dick…

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Uganda Police Footbal Club players claim that they have gone several months without pay! According to a player who spoke on conditions of anonymity, the club owes them six months’ salaries. The Players are very much concerned about the ongoing situation and there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel. “Some days, you even finish training and there is no Transport,” a Police FC player spoke to The-SportsNation. “We lack motivation. We have issues of rent, what to feed while some have families.” “All they tell us is that: ‘Dont think about money'” https://twitter.com/SportsNationUg/status/1468275428691517442?t=NAxHNbUcpZn4yLOWQ3XSYw&s=19 Police sit…

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Striker Patrick Kaddu has been named in Uganda Cranes squad to face Tanzania in a friendly this week. The Cranes will face Taifa Stars on Thursday at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam. The friendly is part of events to commemorate Tanzania’s 60 years of Independence. Kaddu currently has no club since leaving his Moroccan club RS Berkane. The former KCCA FC strikee is mostly remembered for scoring Uganda Cranes goal against Cape Verde that took the team back to 2019. Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic summoned a total of 18 locally based players set to fly out to Dar.…

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Local football fraternity is mourning the death of renown player Agent Tushar Ruparelia. It is said that he passed away in Nairobi where he had been for the last three months. He is a former resident of Bugoloobi. He leaves behind a wife Seema Ruparelia and one daughter Rishma Ruparelia. Tushar was SC Villa manager in the early 2000s under the leadership of Omar Mandela who has since returned to the club recently. He is a well know FUFA Player intermediary working under Pro Zone and has managed clients like Crested Cranes striker Juliet Nalukenge, Bright Anukani, Pius Obuya, Salim…

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Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact has confirmed ending contract with Uganda Cranes left back Mustafa Kizza. Kizza joined Montreal Impact last year in a deal that started August 12, then signing a two-year deal with a club option for three additional years. “The Club will not exercise the option of the contracts of goalkeeper Sebastian Breza (purchase option), defenders Mustafa Kizza, Aljaz “Kiki” Struna, midfielders Jean-Yves Ballou Tabla, Clément Bayiha, Tomas Giraldo and Emanuel Maciel,” reads a statement on the club’s website in part. The former KCCA FC side leaves after featuring in 20 games for the club. “Thank…

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Tuesday, November 30*Busoga United 0-1 Arua Hill*Mbarara City 1-0 SC Villa*Onduparaka 1-1 Express*Tooro United 2-4 UPDF FC*URA FC 0-0 Police*Wakiso Giants 4-2 Bright Stars Solomon Okwalinga scored the only goal as Mbarara City stunned SC Villa in a league game at Kakyeka. Okwalinga was tripped outside the box by defender Gavin Kizito, before whipping in his effort past Meddie Kibirige in the fourth minute. Its Okwalinga’s second goal this season having begged the opener against Bright Stars on match-day One. Kibirige denied Henry Kitengenyi minutes into the second half while Hilary Mukundane’s freekick was just inches off the target. The…

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Ronald Ssebuguzi was first announced the winner for the Jinja Sexy Speed Rally last weekend rally but after looking into a petition filed in by Omar Mayanja, Ssebuguzi is second and Omar Mayanja the husband to FMU general secretary has now ascended to first position. Few could have paid attention to this development since the fourth position driver Duncan “Kikankane” Mubiru was crowned 2020/2021 National rally champion with 420points. In the Magamaga section, Mike Mukula junior, a son to former Minister Mike Mukula, blocked Omar Mayanja for some minutes and according to national competition rules any crew obstructed by any…

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The ongoing financial struggles at Tooro United do not seem to have a near end. The Club has been camping at Kavumba recreation centre since their 6-1 defeat against URA FC. On Monday, the team left Kavumba to Fort Portal for their clash against UPDF FC on Tuesday. However, the team left behind uncleared bills including a certain Lady identified as ‘Nalongo’ who ran to FUFA with a strong complaint claiming that she owes the club around Sh800,000. It is said that Nalongo cooked for the Tooro United players during their long stay at Kavumba. On Monday night, while in…

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Uganda’s Yasin Nasser takes command of the ARC classification at the TracN4 rally of South Africa that revved off Friday. Yasin co-driven by Ali Katumba in a subaru Impreza GBV, picked the lead from homeboy Guy Boterill who dropped valuable time of 15 minutes 35.7 seconds in stage five with ball joint pullout. Botterill restarts tomorrow under rally2 for ARC, and super rally for his national rally championship contention point score. “It’s been a good day for us though the last stage of the day has been cancelled due to fog, but stages are quite challenging,” said Yasin at end…

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Former Uganda National rally champion Jas Mangat has on Friday withdrawn from the Jinja’s Sexy Speed rally just a day to the event. Mangat cited tight business schedule that has forced him withdraw from taking part despite registering for the event earlier. His withdrawal leaves Duncan “Kinkane” Mubiru with less much competition in the race. Is the fourth registered driver to withdraw as also notably title contender Hassan Alwi notified organisers of his withdrawal due to the un inclusiveness related issues. The rally which is the last on FMU calendar has now 31 cars. Meanwhile the scrutneering has been halted…

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The Pledge towards Juuko’s Red card fine:*Players – 8,850,000*Technical – 7, 300,000*Juuko Murushid – 1,000,000*Moses Magogo – 1,850,000 Uganda Cranes players and Technical officials have agreed in solidarity to help in footing the fine on Defender Murushid Juuko. The Express defender was fined Sh20m by FIFA after his red card following his elbow in Uganda Cranes match against Mali in the World Cup Qualifiers at Kitende. Juuko was not named in the Cranes squad for the Kenya and Mali games this week because he had not cleared the fine. Since, the issue has been met with mixed reviews with some…

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The Stewards meeting held in Lugogo Upheld the Decision of the Clerk of Course of Kabalega rally to decline the Protest filed in by co-driver Anthony Mugambwa on the Grounds that it was out of time. And consequently, the Non consideration of the Alleged Breach by the Crew of Rajiv Ruparelia and Enock Oringa Without determination of the merits of the said alleged breach. The Final Classification and Results of the Kabalega Rally 2021 are therefore UPHELD, confirmed and Rajiv remains the winner. During the interrogation at Lugogo, Rajiv accepted to have come close to the bonnet of his car…

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