Author: Hassan Zaki

The First ever scientific fight in Uganda has been launched. Titus Tugume will face off with American Robert Niemoeller in an International kickboxing fight slated December 18, 2020 at Kololo Airstrip. The fight was Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at Green Lounge. A maximum of 100 people will be in attendance for the fight that has been approved by the Ministry of Health according to the report given by the Uganda Air Force spokesperson Edward Birungi. Tugume who was recently promoted to Warrant Officer Star 2 from Sergeant in Airforce, has promised to defeat the former USA Army servant. “With your…

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The Uganda Youth Football Academy Association has called for an Extra Ordinary meeting on Tuesday which will also approve over a 100 football academies in Uganda. FUFA recently deregistered all academies and set new guidelines that must be fulfilled before approval. The UYFA CEO Shafic Kigongo has confirmed that a meeting on Tuesday, October 2020 at the Association’s secretariat in Lungujja will be held. The meeting will be attended by only UYFA Executive. Successful Academies will be issued with licenses which will be categorised in classes from A to D and will expire every after two years – These will…

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World Boxing Council and Africa Boxing Union has relieved affected professional Boxers who have ever contested for their titles. The development was revealed during the press conference held at the Uganda Professional Boxing Commission (UPBC) headquarters in Kampala. Maureen Mulangira, the commission’s treasurer, disclosed the six boxers and handed over Sh2.7m cash to each. The beneficiaries, Badru Lusambya, Joy Vegas Lubega, Michael Kizza, Davis Lusimbo, Joseph Kiwanuka and Francis ‘Mancho’ Kiwanuka. The two Kiwanukas were not present to collect their funds. “I am very thankful to UPBC for lobbying this, I appreciate WBC and ABU, I wish all companies adopt…

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Express FC may lose the race to sign defender Fred Okot after a rival in URA FC joins the quest, this website has learnt. Okot is a free agent, and a hot cake on the market, after his contract with Vipers ended. The right back was signed by Vipers with high hopes in June 2018 as a replacement for Nicholas Wadada but injuries limited his time at Kitende. Sources indicate that URA are now interested in recapturing the right back who left the club in 2018. He has played for Kireka United and Lweza FC among other clubs. Okot has…

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Another Deal for Busiro to acquire coach Paul Kiwanuka ahead of the Masaza cup has fallen through, The-SportsNation sources have been told. Last year’s finalists Busiro were set to appoint Kiwanuka ahead of the 2020 Masaza Cup. Sources say that Kiwanuka talked with Busiro officials but the deal has failed to materialise due to inadequate funds. “The money was used to pay some players so they told Kiwanuka to wait for the payments and since then he is yet to get anything,” a source said. It is also said that Kiwanuka turned down the offer as he looks to join…

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Six winners smiled away with cash prizes and gongs at Fortebet Real Stars Sports awards for the month of February. This, was at Copper Chimney Restaurant Lugogo on Monday. The winners from six disciplines include Aaron Ofoyrwoth (Rugby), Kirabo Namutebi (Swimming), Shadir Musa Bwogi (Boxing), Robert Ssentongo (Football), Jackson Mayanja (Football, coach) and Joshua Cheptegei (Athletics). “We are glad that the number of awards we have given out has increased, we are very grateful to our sponsors for making this happen,” noted Real stars sports Director Isaac Mukasa. Swimmer Kirabo Namutebi. Kigozi photo The National council of sports chairman Donald…

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National Insurance Company, NIC, managed to defend the netball national rally clubs category held in Kiboga. This year’s national rally attracted clubs like KBK, Weyonje Community club, UPDF, Police, UGX, NIC and visitor team She Pearl (the U-21 national team). NIC beat all the teams and drew 23-23 with she Pearls to finish on top with 11 points. NIC maintained their dominance which has seen them win this title since 1995 only missed in 2007 when they lost to URA in Luweero. Coached by Kiwanuka Vincent, Martha Soigi, Racheal Nanyonga, Stella Oyella and Brenda Namubiru put up big performance for…

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Day One Results – Friday Kitende A 47-05 Day Star Exodus A 33-09 Kawempe muslim Kitende B 28-18 Mubende Army Kawanda 34-09 Trinity Catholic Buddo SS 28-17 Mumsa Academy Mumsa 24-17 High Standard High Kateera Nankabirwa Memorial 14-34 Buddo SS Gulu university 13-21 Wairaka Polytechnic Mubende Army 19-34 Trinity Catholic St Joseph Vvumba 9-49 Kitende A Exodus 22-17 Kitende C Kawanda 22-20 Mubende Army Exodus 31-22 Mumsa Day Star 11-28 Kawempe Muslim. Exodus 31-13 High standard Katera Kitende C 31-9 St Joseph Vumba Baptist High 11-28 Kitende B Mubende Army 16-26 Trinity Catholic. KBX 28-18 UGX Primary Rays of Grace…

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Third Division side Kakiri Town Council FC is crying foul after top division club Police FC has failed to complete agreed transfer free for Samson Kigozi. Kigozi left Kakira for greener pastures to Police FC in an agreement of Sh2M last season. Sources says that Police FC CEO Francis Kidega had initially agreed to pay half the amount (Sh1M) but since the player did not have a passport, Sh500,000 was exchanged and Sh500,000 was used to secure a passport for the player. Read – Admin FC Ejects Police FC The signed agreement Both sides reached an agreement that the remaining…

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The nominees for Fortebet Real Stars Sports awards for the concluded month of February have been revealed. The awards are intended to reward excellence in sports monthly. The organisers have confirmed that the awarding ceremony will be held on Monday, March 16 at Copper Chimney. Beside Fortbet, Jude Color Solutions are the other sponsors on board. The categories include Best Rugby player, Footballer, Football coach, Swimmer and Rugby. Read – Nalukenge Among Winners At Real Stars Sports Awards Rugby Nominees: Aaron Ofoyroth (Heathens) – Despite being absent for five league games at home, he has been a main pillar in…

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Action between Kumi (left) and UCU in University football league Wednesday, March 11 *Kumi University 0-1 UCU Pepsi University Football League defending champions Uganda Christian University (UCU) registered a 1-0 win against hosts Kumi University. This is the third successive loss for UCU this season. In a game played in Kumi, Brian Ade scored a penalty in the 17th minute after a challenge on him from Kumi University captain. Kumi had a chance to level matters from the spot in the 52nd minute but UCU goalkeeper Emmanuel Were saved Bonny Omara’s penalty. Read – Check Here For University League News…

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Six lucky winners have won a fully paid trip to watch the Dubai Desert Challenge courtesy of City Tyres, Mandela Group of companies. This, was revealed on Tuesday during a draw held at Sixth industrial area with the Buganda Prince David Wasajja present. At the same event, Mandela group announced their contribution towards Cancer fight. Six winners were announced on Tuesday with more 48 to be announced until November 2020 to make it 54 customers for a fully paid trip to Dubai. The first set of winners were picked from February participants and they will fly to Dubai in May…

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Action between Uganda Martyrs and Kampala University in university football league on Sunday. Sunday, March 8 *UMU 1-1 KU Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi and Kampala University shared spoils on Match-day two of the 2020 Pepsi University Football League. Both sides remain winless this season. Uganda Martyrs took the lead in the 27th minute thanks to a well taken penalty by Robert Ssentongo. Kampala University levelled matters through Brian Omirembe who headed in a lofty delivery in the 64th minute of the game. Watch the highlights here: https://twitter.com/uflug/status/1236543917165883392?s=19 UMU and KU take a point each after losing to IUEA and Busitema…

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Netball novice championship at Namboole last season. St Noa photo There were unexpected turn of events on Saturday as the 2020 National Novice Netball Championship climaxed at Namboole. Buddo SS who beat St Mary’s Kitende 19-17 last year boycotted the tourney towards the final bend and hence missed the opportunity to defend their tourney. Drama came at Buddo’s quarterfinals tie with Bishop High School who claimed that the defending champion for using an ineligible player by the names of Nakitto Christine. Bishop high’s games master Vicent Ssekandi who fronted the complaint revealed that he was serving the same responsibility at…

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Hosts Uganda are optimistic ahead of the second round of the Women Volleyball Confederation cup group D White sand beach in Entebbe. The national team head coach Sam Meya is confident that his team will progress to the third round of the competition which will take place between 9th to13th March 2020 and it stands as an Olympics qualifiers. “We are at home, we will use our home advantage, to play on sand which we are used to play on, the home support and our team is in good shape as well,” said coach Meya Uganda qualified to the second…

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Bugema beat Gulu in University football league Thursday, March 5 *Bugema University 4-0 Gulu University Friday, March 6 *Nkumba University Vs Muni University Isaac Musiime scored a hat-trick as Bugema University’s 4-0 eased past Gulu University in a University Football League game played at Bugema on Thursday. Musiime broke the deadlock in the of 10th minute and two minutes later Taira Ssendi made it 2-0. The visitors continued to sink when Musiime made it three in the 22nd minute of the play Musiime completed his hat-trick in the 78th minute with a stunning free-kick to seal a comfortable away win.…

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Buganda kingdom in continuing partnership with Airtel Uganda, launched this year’s Kabaka birthday run. At the press briefing held at Bulange. Mengo on Wednesday, a new theme was realized – ‘Men against HIV to save girl child’. The partnership has been vital in creating awareness over killer diseases like sickle cells and Fistula in the past years. But since Uganda is among the most affect countries by HIV/AIDs, Airtell and Buganda kingdom have been forced to step into the cause. Officials during the launch of Kabaka Birthday run at Bulange. Buganda media photo The Airtell managing director V.G Somasekhar explained:…

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Action between St Lawrence and YMCA in University league St Lawrence beat hosts YMCA on Wednesday in an entertaining University Football League game played in Buwambo. The visitors managed to walk away with maximum points thanks to Isaaya Sabiiti’s lone goal in 76th minute of the game. This, is the first loss for YMCA while the visitors register their second win from as many games. Read – Rain hinders SLAU preps The joyful head coach of St Lawrence Davis Nono while speaking after the game, said: “I have never seen such a match, they gave us hard time, they ran,…

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The General Secretary of National council of sports Dr. Patrick Barnard Ogwel has confirmed that Uganda shall take boxers to the global Olympics qualifiers in France. Four members of Bombers team who reached the semis in the concluded African Boxing Championship in Dakar – Senegal, have high chances of going to France. They are Emilly Nakalema, Catherine Nanziri, Isaac Masembe and David Ssemujju. The team captain Shadir Musa Bwogi managed to secure a direct ticket to Tokyo 2020 Olympics after winning his box-off fight in Dakar. “We are ready to sponsor athletes to France but we not about quantity,” said…

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Midland group has extended their hand in developing sports with Sh15M sponsorship into the eighth edition of the swimming national primary schools gala. The gala shall take place on Saturday, March 7 2020 at Greenhill academy Namuwongo who are hosting it for third straight time. Drashna Kotecha, the director of Midland group said that this year’s sponsorship package has been improved by Sh5M to make it 15 millions. The amount will be used in officials facilitation, buying trophies and medals. “As Midland group of companies, swimming Federation has always been such a great team to work with and I would…

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