Author: Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.

Vipers Coach Michael Nam Ouma has said that his next target is to win the league after his side was eliminated from the Uganda Cup. Vipers suffered a 2-1 loss to Big League side Proline FC to walk out out the Uganda Cup at the Quarter finals stage. The loss came at a cost, with team captain Taddeo Lwanga who had levelled matters in the 75th minute, was stretchered off after suffering an injury. “We didn’t take our chances, they used theirs well,” explained Coach Ouma after the game at Lugogo. “We didn’t control the game, and we got punished.”…

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Proline FC Coach Shafic Bisaso is not taken away by the big Uganda Cup win against pre-tournament favourites Vipers. Proline FC ousted Vipers with a shocking 2-1 win (after extra-time) at the Quarter finals in Lugogo. Despite the progress to the semis, Bisaso, speaking after the win, revealed that his target with Proline this season is to earn Promotion back to the Uganda Premier League. Bisaso, formerly at Villa and Express FC, revealed after the game: “Am happy that we won against Vipers but this will not distract me from achieving my set target. Our focus is not here, its…

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Tuesday, March 12 Proline FC 1-1 Vipers (Proline win 2-1 after Extra-time) Proline FC produced the biggest Uganda Cup upset when they eliminated last years finalists Vipers. The Big league side were 2-1 victors against top flight and league defending champions Vipers, in a quarter final game played at StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo. Ibrahim Bonyo came off the bench to grab the winner in extra-time. Taddeo Lwanga had levelled matters for the visitors in the 75th minute after Noordin Bunjo had given Proline a 1-0 lead. This is the first time that Proline make the semis of the Uganda Cup…

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Buganda will start their 2019 FUFA Drum title defence at home against Lango if we are to go with what was revealed in the draw conducted on Tuesday at Jevine Hotel. The opening games will be played on 30th-31st March 2019. This is the second edition of the now famous regional tourney, which is under FUFA. Rogers Byamukama, FUFA Drum Local organising committee chairperson, as quoted by FUFA website said during the draw: “The first edition of the FUFA Drum was a successful tournament. I thank all the teams that took part in the tournament and for the beautiful football…

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Monday, March 1 Express FC 1-0 BUL FC Brian Umony was the difference, scoring the lone goal in the second minute, as Express FC ousted BUL FC to reach the semi finals of the 2018/19 Stanbic Uganda Cup. Umony who was part of the six new additions that joined the ten time winners in January window, bundled in Frank Zaga Tumwesigye’s beautiful delivery, as goalkeeper Hannington Ssebwalunyo remained rooted on the line. In a less eventful game, both sides looked blunt with the visitors’ only threats coming from set pieces – Striker Kamabale Muhindo trying various rockets but all off…

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Uganda Volleyball Federation (UVF) crowned the 2018 performers in a colourful event held on Thursday, 7th March 2019. The Awards gala was held at D’Melos Restaurant in Kampala, two days after the nomination list was out. Nemostars’ scooped the most accolades in the Men’s category while Nkumba University took the Lion’s share in the Women category. Namara Habiba and George Aporu were named MVPs, the latter beating off team mate Okumu Smith and John Mark Okurut (UCU) to the gong. UVF Awards 2018 MEN SETTER – Okumu Smith – Nemo ATTACKER – George Aporu – Nemo RECEPTION – Elias Isiagi…

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Cricket governing body in the country, the Uganda Cricket Association awarded the best performers for the past year 2018 in an event held on March 7, 2019. The gala that housed at Kati Kati restaurant in Kampala, saw Parliamentary Speaker Hon Rebecca Kadaga, as the Chief Guest. Aziz Damani’s all rounder Riazat Ali Sha edged team mate Henry Sseyondo and Ceylion Lions’ Simon Ssesazi for Male Cricketer of the year. Immaculate Nakisuyi, as expected, beat Aziz Damani’s teammate Gertrude Chandiru and Franklyn Najjumba (KICC Ladies) for the Female Cricketer of the year. Here is the complete list of winners AWARD…

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Wednesday, March 6 SC Villa 1-2 Kirinya Jinja SS SC Villa suffered a 2-1 defeat to Kirinya Jinja SS in the first StarTimes Uganda Premier League floodlight game of the season. David Bagoole put the visitors in the lead, benefiting on Goalkeeper Said Keni’s recklesso to bundle home the opener. Joel Madondo doubled the advanteg with an outstanding strike from the left flank before halftime. Bashir Mutanda brought one back for Villa who, despite having a strong second half, failed to mount a comeback. SC Villa Coach Douglas Bamweyana was unsparing in his post match interview after the game. “Am…

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FUFA referee Ronald Kirangwa has had his three year ban reduced to six months, a statement seen by this website can confirm. Kirangwa and his two assistants were on the day at wrong end of decisions in a 1-1 draw between hosts Express and visiting Vipers at Wankulukuku in November last year. Notably, Tito Okello’s late equaliser was allowed to stand despite the striker being miles in an offside position when he scored. The striker allegedly provoked the home fans when he put his finger on his lips, an action which is translated as silencing the vocal fans. Wanyama’s two…

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JKL Dolphins Sports Club have announced the capture of 2013 NBL Most Valuable Player, Bernard Okumu. The forward who has signed a 2-year contract with JKL Dolphins Basketball Club, joins from UPDF Tomahawks, where he was a key player, scoring 198 points & grabbing 112 rebounds. “I think JKL are an organized team with a clear structure & plan,” Okumu said upon completing his move. “like any other player, I would like to win the championship again, and this looks like a team that is working towards that goal,” he added. His National Basketball League career has seen Okumu win…

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Tuesday, March 5 Cameroon 4-1 Uganda Morocco 1-0 Belarus Tanzania 0-1 Guinea Turkey 4-1 Australia Seneagl 2-0 Nigeria Montenegro 2-1 Angola Uganda’s U17 team, the Cubs lost to Cameroon by 4-1 in the first match of the ongoing UEFA Assist U17 International Tournament in Antalya, Turkey on Tuesday afternoon. The match was postponed to today after bad weather couldn’t allow the initial fixture to go ahead yesterday. Mbarara City Junior Team forward Mugisha Rogers scored for the Cubs while Mvoue Steve and a hat-trick from Wamba Leonel sealed the victory for Cameroon. The Cubs dominated the first half with several…

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Uganda Cranes coach Sebastien Desabre has summoned a big squad of 46 players, 31 local and 15 foreign based, for the Preparations of the final qualifier of the 2019 AFCON against Tanzania later. Of the 31 stars playing in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League, nine players will be selected after a Regional tour match in Kampala for a camp in Cairo together with foreign based professionals. The development was confirmed via the FUFA official website. Two experienced players Hassan Wasswa Mawanda and Godfrey Walusimbi unattached to any club have also been included for training with the local based players. “We…

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Tuesday, March 5 Ndejje University Vs SC Vipers, 4:30 PM No new injury concerns for Vipers ahead of their tough trip to Luwero to face Ndejje University FC at the Arena of Visions. The club has confirmed via their official website. Club’s assistant captain Geofrey Wasswa remains sidelined as he will have to undergo a scan after a recurrence of a knee injury following a return to training a few days back. Livingstone Mulondo is another absentee at a crucial moment of the season after suffering a knee injury against Tooro United, however, he is expected to resume light training…

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Saturday, March 2 Wakiso Giants 1-0 Bukedea Veteran midfielder Steven Bengo scored his first competitive goal in a Wakiso Giants shirt as the the club continued to flourish in the FUFA Big League. Bengo’s strike inside the first half was all that Wakiso needed to squeeze past Bukedea in a 1-0 victory at Kyabazinga Stadium in Bugembe, Jinja. The midfielder had earlier struggled to get first place football at the big league side, highlighted by a recent suspension which was later overturned – The club had suspended the player after he went absentee without permission. Bengo was in the past,…

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Saturday, March 2 KCCA FC 4-2 SC Villa SC Villa put up a late show but it will however go unnoticed as the record league winners suffered a 4-2 loss to KCCA FC at StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo. Trailing 4-0, Charles Lwanga and Ambrose Kirya scored a goal each – 66th and 82nd minute – to halve the deficit. “It’s a game we wanted to win, but we didn’t do our best,” noted Villa Coach Douglas Bamweyana. “I can say that we lost to a better team however.” KCCA FC, coming into the game as outright favourites struggled to breakthrough…

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SC Vipers are set to host Express on Friday at St Mary’s Stadium in a StarTimes Uganda Premier league. This fixture revokes memories of premature title celebrations last year by Vipers. On Tueaday, April 22 2018, the sides met with differing ambitions – Vipers wanted to seal the title with Victory if KCCA FC had failed to beat BUL, as Express FC wanted to win to improve their survival chances. It was total disaster for the Visitors – Daniel Sserunkuma bagged an hat-trick against his former masters, Moses Waiswa and Duncan Sseninde got one each to complete the rout. The…

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Express FC will face fellow top flight side BUL FC in the Quarter Finals of the Stanbic Uganda cup. The draw was conducted on Wednesday at the FUFA house in Mengo. The Red Eagles will face the Jinja based side at the Betway Muteesa II Stadium in Wankulukuku between the dates of 9th and 12th March. In case of a draw in this one legged game there will be extra time of 30 minutes and after that kicks from the penalty mark will determine the winner in case the game is still a draw. BUL FC are currently three places…

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Tuesday, February 26 Ndejje University 0-1 Express FC Striker Mubarak Nsubuga scored the only goal of the game as Express FC picked an away victory against Ndejje University in a league game played on Tuesday. The youngster has said that the win at the Arena of Visions was down to team work. “It was a tough game whereby both sides needed the points but we needed them more we have been working together as a team because we believe in one thing, we can do it,” Nsubuga told the club website. “Everyone was committed we worked as a team until…

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Wednesday, February 27 SC Villa Vs Police FC SC Villa will be without the young and talented Derrick Ndahiro when they face Police FC in a StarTimes Uganda Premier League game at Namboole. The player will miss out due to yellow card accumulation and his absence will be a huge blow for Villa who will seek to bounce back after drawing away to BUL FC. Ndahiro has been one of Villa’s best players this season and his versatility had seen the player being deployed at the heart of defence. Villa will however welcome back Mandela Ashraf, Harishe Asuman and wasswa…

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UPL: Shafic Kagimu’s Brace Ends KCCA’s Home Unbeaten Run Tuesday, February 26 KCCA FC 1-2 URA FC Shafic Kagimu grabbed a double as URA FC ended KCCA FC’s home unbeaten run in the league at Lugogo with a 2-1 victory. The midfielder and URA’s captain Kagimu opened the score sheet in the 25th minute before Timothy Denis Awany levelled matters in the 67th minute from the spot. Kagimu later grabbed the second and what proved to be the winner for the Tax collectors – A penalty after Joachim Ojera was brought down in the area with ten minutes to spare.…

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