Author: SHABAN LUBEGA

Express FC pair of striker Eric Kambale and head coach Wasswa Bbosa have been nominated in the Uganda Premier League awards for the month of May. Kambale is in the category of Player of the Month alonside URA FC’s Steven Mukwala and Viane Ssekajugo of Wakiso Giants FC. Kambale has been in scintillating form in the past month, scoring eight goals in five games including a hat-trick against Kyetume FC and a brace at home to Kitara FC. His main competition is expected to come in form Ssekajugo who was also in red-hot form in May. The Onduparaka sharp-shooter netted…

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Sarah Babirye Kityo has been voted the new Uganda Netball Federation (UNF) President at the Lugogo Arena on Saturday, June 05. The former Youth Member of Parliament for Central Region replaces Susan Anek who served in the same role since 2007. Babirye will hold the position for the next four years as per the UNF constitution. To become president, she registered a landslide victory over Netball National team (She Cranes) Manager Joycline Ucanda and Christine Nampijja. Babirye scooped 184 votes as compared to Ucada’s 41 with Nampijja managing just five. The day also witnessed elections of the Executive that Babirye…

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Uganda CupKCCA FC 1-1 Express FC (AGG: 1-1)Omondi Stadium, LugogoFriday, May 04 KCCA FC captain Charles Lukwago produced a moment of madness as his side drew 1-1 with Express FC to exit the Uganda Cup on Friday. With nine minutes to play and KCCA leading 1-0, Lukwago collected a routine ball in the area and then elbowed Charles Musiige prompting referee Ali Kaddu to point to the spot. Martin Kizza took responsibility and netted from the resultant kick to ensure Express moves into the last four on away goals, having drawn 0-0 in the first leg at Wankulukuku. Earlier, Sadat…

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Uganda CupPolice FC 0-2 Wakiso Giants FC (AGG: 3-3)Omondi Stadium, LugogoFriday, June 04 Police FC held on to ensure they progressed to the semi finals of the Uganda Cup on Friday. The Cops who won the first leg 3-1 lost 2-0 to Wakiso Giants at Lugogo but progressed on away goals rule. Vianne Ssekajugo scored a brace for Wakiso but it was not enough to see them reach the last four. After a crazy start to the contest that saw either side miss good scoring chances, Ssekajugo put the visitors ahead on 19 minutes, volleying into the far corner off…

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Sarah Babirye Kityo is one of the hot favourites to become the next Uganda Netball Federation (UNF) President. Unlike her biggest challenger, Babirye has not enjoyed close ties with the Federation as she was a Member of Parliament Youth Representative for Central Region in the 10th Parliament. Not even being on the outside stopped her from trying to influence Netball matters in the country as he consistently advocated for the national team-She Cranes, on the floor of Parliament. Babirye’s other activity in the game is evidenced in representing the country at the East African Community Inter-Parliamentary Games where she was…

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Uganda Cup*KCCA FC vs Express FC, Omondi Stadium @3:3pm Team News •KCCA FC are boosted by the return of the striking duo of Samuel Ssenyonjo and Sadat Anaku who missed the first leg through injury.•The pair of Filbert Obenchan and Samson Kigozi are both ruled out of the game with injuries.•Brian Aheebwa is out for the season due to a knee injury.•Defender John Revita has returned from a lengthy layoff but he is not fit to face his former pay masters.•Julius Poloto, Pater Magambo, Andrew Kawooya and Joseph Bukenya are all out after getting injured in training.•Dominic Ayella returned to…

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Uganda Cup*Police FC vs Wakiso Giants FC, Omondi Stadium @1pm Team News •Police will be with out Odong Johnson sustained a nasty injury against URA FC in Bombo.•Right back Tony Kiwalazi and midfielder Frank Tumwesigye returned from their respective injuries and will be available for selection.• Defender Henry Katongole also returns from injury and he is expected to slot straight into the starting team.• Tom Ikara, Hassan Mahmood, Yusuf Ssozi and Derrick Kakooza were all summoned for national team duty and didn’t train with the team in the last session. They will however be expected to join the squad on…

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Uganda Premier LeagueSC Villa 0-2 Vipers SC (AGG: 1-3)Bombo Military Barracks StadiumWednesday, May 02 There was drama at Bombo as SC Villa lost 2-0 to Vipers SC to exit the Uganda Cup on Wednesday. Play was halted for several minutes, late in the contest, with SC Villa players and technical team refusing to restart the game after conceding a second questionable goal on the day as Milton Kalisa’s fierce drive was deemed to have crossed the goal-line by referee Ronald Madanda. The Jogoos who had seen midfielder Ronald Ssekiganda sent off on the hour mark for two yellow cards, had…

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Vipers SC defender Rashid Toha is expected to depart for South Sudan on Wednesday ahead of the upcoming Arab Cup Qualifiers. South Sudan is slated to take on Jordan in Qatar in their Arab Cup qualification game on June 21. Toha who has been struggling with fitness issues of late is expected to depart along with three other Uganda Premier League players. The others include Busoga United’s Ivan Wani, Mbarara City striker Makweth Wol and Gibson Adinho of Onduparaka FC. Vipers’ right-back Joseph Dhata will leave later this week as he is set to feature for his club side away…

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Uganda CupWednesday, June 01*SC Villa vs Vipers SC, Bombo Military Barracks Stadium @3:30pm Team News •SC Villa have seen both Emmanuel Wasswa and Meddie Kibirige return from national duty having finished fourth in the AFCON Beach Soccer finals in Cameroon but the duo is not expected to be part of the match-day squad•Andrew Kiwanuka and Goffin Oyirwoth continue to be out with respective injuries.•Abdallah Salim continues to be out with illness.•Longterm absentee Benson Muhindo is still continuing with his rehabilitation.•Vipers will still be without the injured duo of Dan Sserunkuma and Ahmed Amayo who have been out for a while.•Forward…

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Vipers SC head coach Fred Kajoba has resigned from his role, the SportsNation understands. Kajoba has decided to lay down his tools on Monday, May 31, a day before the Venoms are slated to face SC Villa in the Uganda Cup last 8 second leg. It is understood that Kajoba who took over from Edward Golola in January 2020 took the decision after he was asked by the club’s Technical Director Charles Masembe to choose between his role with the National team and the one at Vipers. It should be noted that Kajoba also doubles as the Uganda Cranes goalkeeping…

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Uganda Cranes head coach Abdallah Mubiru is confident the upcoming Uganda Cup schedule will not bother the national team schedule. Mubiru made the remarks after the first Cranes training session at Lugogo on Wednesday as they prepare for the upcoming international friendly against South Africa on June 12. Mubiru says that they started training knowing that some players will occasionally go back to their respective club side to take part in the Uganda Cup. “Thank God that we have been able to complete our first training session. The training has been moral boosting as the players are showing determination and…

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Uganda CupMonday, May 31*BUL FC vs Proline FC, Kyabazinga Stadium @3:30pm Team News •BUL have no fresh injury concerns and are likely to use the same team that featured in the first leg victory last week.•Long-term absentees Ambrose Kirya and Hamis Tibita are still recovering from respective injuries so they are both out.•Defender Kenneth Semakula has been away on national duty and he is a doubt for Monday’s game.•Proline will be without defender Savio Kabugo who is on compassionate leave after losing his father in law.•Ibrahim Bonyo is also out of the contest due to personal issues.•Yusuf Mukisa did not…

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AFCON Beach Soccer – Third Place Play-offSunday, 29-05-2021Morocco 5-3 UgandaSaly, Senegal Uganda finished fourth at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Beach Soccer tournament in Senegal. This was confirmed on Sunday evening after the Sand Cranes lost 5-3 to Morocco in the third place play-off game. Rabi Aboutalbi and Nassim El Hadaoui each scored a brace for Morocco while Yassir Abada added the other. For Uganda, Emmanuel Wasswa netted twice and Baker Lukooya scored the other on a day that they suffered their third loss at the tournament. The Sand Cranes had earlier lost to Senegal in the groups and…

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Uganda Cranes interim head coach Abdallah Mubiru says not every on-form player will be summoned to the national team. This follows media and fan outcry concerning some players especially in the local league, who they wished to be called to the team as Uganda prepares for the upcoming international friendly against South Africa on June 10. Mubiru made the remarks during an interview by the Federation of Uganda Football Association media after naming a 34-squad to start preparations for the friendly. The Police FC tactician along with his technical also named Emmanuel Okwi as the new Cranes captain, a choice…

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Striker Emmanuel Okwi says he is looking forward to meeting the Uganda Cranes technical team and players in a new capacity as captain. The Al Lttihad striker made those remarks during an interview with Fufa.co.ug just days after he was named the new captain of the Cranes. He replaces the retired Denis Onyango who announced he had quit national team football last month. Okwi will first lead-out the Cranes in a friendly against South Africa on June 10. About the new role in the team, Okwi thanked God for the opportunity and the technical team plus players for the trust…

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Uganda CupWakiso Giants FC 1-3 Police FCKabaka Kyabaggu StadiumThursday, May 27 Police FC came from a goal down to take a 3-1 first-leg advantage over Wakiso Giants in the quarter final of the Uganda Cup. Wakiso Giants took the lead inside five minutes, in freak fashion after Ruben Kimera headed past his own goalkeeper following a cross by George Kaddu. The visitors responded immediately as Derrick Kakooza squeezed an effort past Samson Kirya off a Yusuf Ssozi low cross. The Cops turned the game on its head just past the half way mark of the opening period as Ssozi pounced…

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Uganda Cup*Wakiso Giants FC vs Police FC, Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium @3:30pm Team News •Wakiso Giants will be without the duo of Ivan Bogere and Hassan Ssenyonjo who have both failed to recover in time for the game.•Kipson Atuhaire who scored in the league win over MYDA FC is also out with Injury.•Geriga Atendele has returned from an injury that forced him to miss the MYDA game and is available for selection.•Police will be boosted by the return to full fitness of captain Tony Mawejje, defenders Henry Katongole and Hassan Muhamud plus striker Derrick Kakooza.•The game is however to early for…

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Uganda CupExpress FC 0-0 KCCA FCWankulukuku StadiumWednesday, May 26 Express and KCCA played out a 0-0 draw in their Uganda Cup quarter final first leg at Wankulukuku on Wednesday. The two sides who have won the competition a record 10-times each could not be separated in an extremely competitive contest. Express looked the better side especially in the first half but save for the early pressure, Isa Lumu’s goal-bound effort which was cleared off the line by Musa Ramathan was their only telling effort. The Red Eagles who came into the game on a five-game winning run, created better opportunities…

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Uganda Cup – Wednesday*Express FC vs KCCA FC, Wankulukuku Stadium @3:30pm Team News •Express will welcome back midfielder Mahad Yaya from injury after he missed the last League game with injury.•Abel Etrude who has been out of action since the start of the month also returns but is subject to a late fitness test.•Striker George Ssenkaba is still out with injury.•KCCA are still going through an injury crisis with striker Sadat Anaku and Samuel Ssenyonjo both doubts after missing the last League game through injury.•Filbert Obenchan, Andrew Kigozi, Brian Aheebwa and John Revita are all still nursing injuries.•Musa Ramathan is…

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