Author: Staff

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Former Uganda National rally champion Jas Mangat has on Friday withdrawn from the Jinja’s Sexy Speed rally just a day to the event.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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In normal circumstances, Rajiv Ruparelia wouldn’t have been announced the Kabalega rally winner and his money (ugsh500,000) shall be refunded soonest as he had paid as a fine due to his infringement which gained him advantage over the rest of the crews. Rajiv car got a mechanical issue in the first section control and he opened the bonnet to fix the mechanical issue and this is the kind of infringement that would have definitely led to his disqualification straight away from the rally. But Anthony Mugambwa, a co-driver to Ronald Ssebuguzi said that their petition was just rejected by the…

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Tuesday, 2nd November*Arua Hill 3-2 URA*Vipers 1-0 Onduparaka*Bright Stars 1-1 KCCA*Police 1-2 Express*BUL 1-0 Mbarara George Ssenkaaba scored in injury time to secure a win for Express who compounded Police misery at Lugogo. The game was heading for a stalemate when Juma Balinya cancelled out Deus Bukenya opener. Bukenya put the Red Eagles in the 12th minute lead from a freekick after Eric Kambale was brought down. But Balinya brought the game level with a solo effort to give Police reprieve before Mahad Yaya Kakooza set Ssenkaaba to net the late goal. Police goalkeeper Abdul Kimera denied Express twice when…

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Defender Halid Lwaliwa scored the only goal on his return to help Vipers overcome Onduparaka FC at St Mary’s Stadium in Kitende. Lwaliwa headed home from Bright Anukani’s freekick at the stroke of halftime. It was Lwaliwa’s first game of the season having missed the opening games following an injury he picked on National duty. Its three wins from four games for Vipers who came into the game on the back of a 2-2 draw with Express. The Venoms, who have a game in hand, move three points behind KCCA FC who were held 1-1 by Bright Stars at Kavumba.…

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Saturday, October 30*Wakiso Giants 1-0 Busoga United Wakiso Giants have continued their road to recovery since the departure of coach Douglas Bamweyana. The Purple Sharks beat Busoga United to record their second straight win under coach Alex Gitta. Frank Sebuufu scored a late 88th minute strike to hand the hosts maximum points at Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium. Busoga United goalkeeper Michael Nantamu denied Wakiso Giants a dream start when he kept out an effort from Moses Aliro while Sharif Kimbowa and Titus Ssematimba fired wide from close range. Busoga United’s best chance saw Anwar Ntege miss from point blank range but…

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Coach Fred Mugerwa has named the final travelling squad for Uganda Senior Netball team, the She Cranes, for the Pent Series and Africa Netball Championship in Namibia. Uganda started training earlier this month and eight players, from the initial squad of 23, have been dropped for the final 15. The dropped players inclide Viola Asingo (Prisons), Irene Eyaru (KCCA), Asiina Kabandeera (Weyonje), Privas Kayenyi (NIC), Fauzia Nakibuule (KCCA), Sarah Nakiyunga (NIC), Racheal Nanyonga (NIC), Desire Obua Birungi (NIC), Sebi Nusura (Police), Alicia Wasagala (Prisons). Uganda opens with Zambia on November 1 at the College Olympia in Windhoek before facing hosts…

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The fixture for the 2021/22 FUFA Big League has been released ahead of kickoff on November 12 2021. Water FC has been excluded from the draft fixture after failing to meet FUFA Club Licensing requirements, FUFA has stated. Water FC, and other eight clubs, had earlier been given until October 25 to clear with the Federation. Then, the Club had no single player registered on the FUFA connect system, had not submitted their CEO, Head coach and team doctor. Also, the club had to pay Licensing fees and submit club statutes. It is expected that the team will be added…

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FUFA Disciplinary Panel has suspended Referee Ronald Kirangwa over an incident in the UPL fixture between Vipers and Wakiso Giants last Friday. In an eventful clash at St Mary’s Stadium in Kitende, Wakiso Giants goalkeeper Samson Kirya hurtled into Vipers winger Ibrahim Orit in a dangerous foul in 83rd minute. In what looked like a red card offence after Kirya denied a clear goal-scoring opportunity, referee Kirangwa did not send off the keeper. “This was serious foul play that endangers safety of an opponent,” a statement from FUFA reads. “The referee stopped play but did not issue a deserved sanction…

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Tuesday, October 26*BUL FC 0-1 Express FC Express FC have finally got off the mark courtesy of a 1-0 hard fought victory away to BUL FC. The Red Eagles had lost four in a row, and without finding the back of the net in the process. Mahad Yaya Kakooza connected from Martin Kizza’s cross seven minutes into the second half for the only goal of the game at Bugembe. Its sweet revenge for the Red Eagles who were eliminated by BUL FC at the semifinals of the Uganda Cup last month. It is a laboured win for the visitors who…

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Sunday, October 24*Simba (Tanzania) 1-3 Jwaneng Galaxy (Botswana)(Jwaneng through on away goals rule) Simba SC were ousted of the 2021/22 CAF Champions League after falling 3-1 to Botswana’s Jwaneng Galaxy in a return leg battle at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium on Sunday. Its a shock exit for Simba who came into the match bossing with a 2-0 away win. Rally Bwalya scored with a left foot effort to hand Simba a lead at the break. Rudath Wendell levelled matters for the visitors just at restart, and he gave Jwaneng a lead when he was unmarked to bundle home from close range…

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Crested Cranes Head Coach George Lutalo has included midfielder Riticia Nabbosa in the team to Ethiopia. Nabbosa scored the opener for Uganda in the 2-0 first leg win at Kitende but the Lady Doves player was taken off injured before half time for Shamirah Nalugya. She has recovered and been named in the squad for the return leg of the second round of 2022 Africa Women Cup of Nations Qualifiers. Attacking midfielder Fauziah Najjemba who scored the second goal has also made the cut. FUFA has confirmed that the team will depart Entebbe International Airport on Sunday at 3:30pm The…

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Saturday, October 23*KCCA 2-1 Gaddafi*Tooro United 1-0 Mbarara City*UPDF FC 1-0 Express Davis Kasirye continued his impressive after the lanky forward scored one of the two goals in KCCA FC’s home win against Gaddafi. Ashraf Mugume curled home a beauty to put KCCA in front just after 18 minutes as the hosts got off to a dream start. Kasirye, who scored against Wakiso Giants on day one, rose highest to double the lead before halftime. Brian Kalumba received from Alex Kitata to halve the deficit in the 53rd minute as Gaddafi set a tense finish. Joel Madondo almost leveled for…

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Saturday, October 23*Al Masry Vs URA – 8pm URA FC will be hoping to complete task against Egypt’s Al Masry in the return leg of the second round of the 2021/22 CAF Confederation Cup. The two sides played out a goalless draw in the first leg at St Mary’s Stadium in Kitende last Saturday. URA FC were the better side especially in the late stages of the game but the Egyptian rued wasted chances including a missed penalty by Amr Moussa. Coach Sam Timbe said after the first leg at Kitende: “We planned to win but unfortunately it couldn’t happen.…

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Friday, October 22*Bright Stars 0-1 Onduparaka*BUL 2-1 Police*Vipers 5-0 Wakiso Giants Onduparaka FC picked maximum points thanks to a 1-0 victory against hosts Bright Stars at Kavumba Recreation Centre. Dudu Ramathan scored the only goal of the game when he headed in from Rashid Okocha’s corner at the half-hour mark. Bright Stars missed a golden opportunity when Joseph Janjali failed to connect from Andrew Kaggwa’s delivery. Captain Nelson Senkatuka was denied space by a resolute Onduparaka FC defence before he was offloaded by Augustine Kacancu in the 78th minute. “We lost the game which is very painful, though we have…

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