Author: Brian Inke

Saturday, 8th JanuarySC Villa vs UPDF, NjeruURA vs KCCA, NdejjeOnduparaka vs Tooro United, AruaVipers vs BUL, Kitende Team News SC Villa will be without Umar Lutalo (muscle strain) and Ronald Ssekiganda (knee injury). Isma Mugulusi is longterm absentee For UPDF, they are boosted by the return of Bernard Muwanga, Okello Donato and Captain Denis Ssekitoleko who all missed a 1-0 loss to Police FC. Kigozi Ambrose and Wasswa Shaban are ruled out for the Army side through injuries as well as top scorer Ivan Ahimbisibwe though he travelled with team. Kato Ivan misses out due to Malaria and Charles Ssebutinde…

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State Minister of Finance in Charge of Privatization and Investment Hon. Evelyn Anite is set to have a stake in Uganda Premier League side Onduparaka, a close source has told The-SportsNation. The Minister will take over 20% shares in the struggling West Nile based side. Founded in late October 2011 by Joe Erema and Benjamin Nyakuni, the Caterpillars are one of the most supported club in Uganda since their promotion to the top flight in 2015/2016 season. Onduparaka is owned by Benjamin Nyakuni with majority shares of 60% shares while Joe Erema has 40%. The development, if it comes to…

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The UPL Secretariat has confirmed the venue and dates for the Uganda Premier League abandoned match between Onduparaka and KCCA. The match was abandoned in the 95th minute when Onduparaka fans broke into the Greenlight Stadium after KCCA was awarded what they claimed to be a controversial penalty by referee Ronald Madanda. The match is set to be played on Thursday 3rd February at the Bombo Military Barracks Ground. Rashid Okocha gave the hosts Onduparaka the lead with a nice weak foot volley before Usama Arafat and Sadat Anaku put the visitors infront, Muhammad Shaban levelled the tie at the…

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Westnile Regional League, Wednesday 5th Paidha Black Angels 3-0 Pakwach Super Eagles Former Bright Stars Midfielder Aweko Victor scored a brace while Oyirwoth Desmon was also on target as Paidha Balck Angels beat Pakwach Super Eagles in the West Nile Regional League at the Bar Okoro Stadium. Nothing much was done in the first half by both sides with the only notable chance coming in form of a freekick by Pimundu Vincent at the edge of the box which was blocked by the visitors after a foul on Opakrwoth Benjamin. Aweko could have put the hosts infront but his header…

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Tuesday, December 4 •Tooro United 0-2 Express – Buhinga•Arua Hill 1-0 Vipers – Barifa•Gaddafi 1-1 URA – Gaddafi Arena•UPDF 0-1 Police – Bombo•Wakiso Giants 4-3 BUL – Wakissha•Bright Stars 1-0 SC Villa – Kavumba Substitute Emmanuel Mugume scored the all important goal in the second half as Police best UPDF at the Bombo Military Barracks Ground. The result extends Police FC’s resugency having obtained their fourth straight win of the season! First chance of the game saw Musa Mudde cross hit the post before James Begesa attempted cross also hit the woodwork as UPDF searched for the opener. Kyeline Medi…

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There was a drama in the FUFA Big League match between MYDA and Calvary FC Midigo at King George memorial stadium on Sunday 2nd January. Adriko Nasir gave the visiting Calvary FC the lead in the second minute before the hosts equalised in the second half. Norman Brown thought he had scored a 80th minute winner for Calvary FC but his goal was cancelled after protests from the home team. Video courtesy of Calvary FC media According to Calvary FC Media Officer Fudribo Owen Ezaga, the referee had pointed to the centre to allow the goal and the players went…

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Tuesday 4th JanuaryUPDF FC vs Police FC, BomboArua Hill vs Vipers, BarifaBright Stars vs SC Villa, KavumbaGaddafi vs URA SC, Gaddafi ArenaTooro United vs Express, Buhinga Team News UPDF will be without their top scorer Ivan Ahimbisibwe who got a burn on his leg while Kigozi Ambrose is also ruled out with an injury he sustained against Vipers. Winger Yasin Sabir and Defender Bernard Muwanga are all ruled out with injuries after missing the last training while Skipper Denis Ssekitoleko and Okello Donato are doubtful and will face a late fitness test. Police FC will be without Odongo Johnson, Hassan…

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SC Villa Vice President (fans mobilisation) Engineer Ben Immanuel Misagga has promised to revive SC Villa fans vibrance. He made the remarks after his meeting with the fans at the Villa Park in Nsambya on Sunday. The meeting was organised after SC Villa were last month docked a point and a goal after fans trouble against KCCA match in Njeru. “The intention of this meeting is to revive the Vibrance of the Villa fans and to reach out to all ugandans that Villa is back and it is the one in the driving seat,” stated Misagga The club appointed a…

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Sunday, January 2Kitara 1-3 Ndejje UniversityMaroons 4-0 NyamityoboraMYDA 1-1 CalvaryKyetume 4-2 KatakaLuweero United 0-3 Blacks Power Hosts Kitara FC succumbed to a 3-1 loss in the hands of Ndejje University in the Fufa Big League game played on Sunday at Masindi Municipal Stadium. In an eventful affair, the game saw three penalties awarded including one for the Visitors. Vincent Abigaba was on target while Reagan Mpande bagged a second half brace to seal maximum points for Ndejje. Kitara FC will rue missed chances, including a fluffed penalty on the day. Their only goal was scored by Richard Enjama from the…

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Thursday, 30th December Paidha Black Angels 0-2 Nebbi CentralPakwach Young Stars 2-0 Kati UnitedAlangi Supermix 0-2 Nebbi HotspringMvara Boys 1-2 Pakwach Super EaglesRiverview 1-2 TipsahAdjumani Town Council 2-0 Kochi UrbanAraka 1-0 Koboko Rising Stars Paidha Black Angels fell to rivals Nebbi Central in a 2-0 defeat at the Bar Okoro Stadium in the West Nile Regional League courtesy of Omirambe Derrick and Okello Elio goals The Blacks lose their first game of the season while Nebbi Central registers their second win of the season. Nebbi Central broke the deadlock through Omirambe Derrick in the 55th minute to give the visitors…

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Arua Hill Assistant Coach Sadiq Sempigi says the 4-0 defeat to BUL is their worst game this season so far Arua Hill were humbled by BUL in Bugembe courtesy of Musa Esenu brace, Ibrahim Nsimbe and Ibrahim Kazindula goals to end their six games unbeaten run. Speaking after the defeat, Sempigi says it wasn’t their day but they will make amends. “We have had the worst game since we started the league, but it wasn’t our day,” he stated. “We didn’t play, we were not there, the boy’s bodies were down, their body language was down, everything was not coming…

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Tuesday, 28th DecemberBUL 4-0 Arua Hill BUL FC hammered Arua Hill to end their six-game unbeaten run in the league at Bugembe and pick deserved three points. Musa Esenu’s brace, Ibrahim Nsimbe and Ibrahim Kazindula inspired BUL FC to their first win in two games after back to back draws. Esenu put BUL in the lead after he calmly controlled the ball before beat Rogers Omedwa in the 18th minute. With two minutes into the second half, he doubled the host’s lead to complete his brace before Nsimbe made it three in the 54th minute. Kazindula sealed the win and…

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Tuesday, 28th DecemberURA vs Wakiso Giants, NdejjeBUL vs Arua Hill, BugembeExpress vs Busoga United, Wankulukuku Team News BUL welcome back Ibrahim Kazindula who was suspended for the game against UPDF Ambrose Kirya and Hamis Tibita are long term abseentees for BUL Arua Hill will be without their Skipper Rashid Toha who has accumulated yellow cards Innocent Maduka is still nursing injuries while Arua Hill is boosted with the return of Goalkeeper Richard Anyama. Probable Lineups BUL FC: Saidi Keni (GK), Hillary Onek, Richard Ayiko, Douglas Muganga, Walter Ochora, George Kasonko, Ibrahim Mugulusi, Fredson Gwoto, Joseph Ssemujju, Musa Esenu, Ibrahim Nsimbe.…

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Monday, 27th DecemberVipers 7-2 UPDF Vipers SC made a statement win after thumping UPDF 7-2 in the league game at the St Mary’s stadium Kitende. Ruthless Vipers completed the job in the halftime with a dominant 6-0 display to send the Army side to school. Ceaser Manzoki headed Vipers off the freekick as early as 5th minute, two minutes later Milton Karisa doubled the host’s lead with a low shot before Bright Anukani received the ball from Milton Karisa to make it three in the 19th minute with a powerful shot. At the half hour mark, Yunus Sentamu tapped in…

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Monday, 27th December Vipers vs UPDF, KitendeOnduparaka vs KCCA, AruaSC Villa Vs Tooro United, Njeru Team News Vipers will miss the services of Paul Willa due to suspension after the right back picked his third yellow card against Bright Stars at KavumbaLawrence Tezikya, Richard Basangwa and Umar Kyebatala remain the long term absentees for the Venoms.For UPDF, Bernard Muwanga is doubtful and will need a late fitness test after missing a 1-1 draw with BULWaswa Shaban is fit having missed the last two games. Dickens Okwir won’t face his former side after issues with his licence Probable Lineups Vipers: Fabian…

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FUFA Competitions Disciplinary panel has turned down an appeal by Police FC head coach Abdallah Mubiru. Mubiru was sanctioned last month by the FUFA Competitions Disciplinary panel after he was found guilty of using abusive language towards match Officials and making comments to the media that put the game into disrepute in the match against Onduparaka FC. The gaffer lodged an appeal for unfair hearing after he was suspended for two month from all football activities and a fine of 2 million Shillings. However, Mubiru will pay 1.5 million Shillings instead of the initial 2 million Shillings but he will…

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Uganda Premier League side SC Villa have been deducted one point by the FUFA Competitions Disciplinary panel. According to FUFA, Disciplinary actions were opened up against the management of SC Villa basing on the match report during their match against KCCA FC on 18th December In the 76th minute, SC Villa fans threw broken beer bottles to the KCCA FC Technical bench. The Jogoos fans protested Mato Rogers header that protruded through the already torn net in a 1-1 all draw against KCCA before Nicholas Kabonge won and scored a late penalty. SC Villa was earlier cautioned after its fans…

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Arua Hill Assistant Coach Sadiq Sempigi believes that his team is not far from achieving their objectives. Arua Hill defeated Wakiso Giants 2-1 at Wakissha stadium courtesy of goals from Gaddafi Gadinho and Alfred Leku while Tom Masiko had earlier on equalised for the hosts. Speaking after the victory, assistant Coach Sempigi admits that they are very excited with the victory against a very difficult and organised opponent. “We are excited with the result but it was a hard fight” Sempigi said. “The opponent was so organised especially in the first half, the whole of 45 minutes they were so…

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BUL FC Assistant coach Kasule Richard thinks they were unlucky not to win the game against UPDF FC. Ivan Ahimbisibwe’s controversial 79th minute strike denied BUL FC the maximum points after Musa Esenu had put the visitors ahead. In his post match interview after the one-all draw, BUL FC Assistant coach Kasule said that they started well but then lost concentration late in the game. “The game was good, we started well up to the 80th minute where we lost concentration and conceeded an equaliser,” Kasule said. “I think we were supposed to win this game but that is football.”…

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Paidha Black Angel has been drawn against Pakwach Super Eagles in the West Nile Region Uganda Cup final preliminary round. Pakwach Super Eagles eliminated Arua City FC in the second round while Paidha Blacks Angels qualified after Arua Soccer Academy didn’t honour their fixture. Pakwach Super Eagles eliminated rivals Pajobi in the first round while Paidha Black Angels needed shoot outs to overcome rivals Nebbi Hotspring. The two greater Nebbi clubs will face off at Kopio Ground on Monday 27th December. Five teams from Westnile Region will join the Uganda Premier League and FUFA Big League clubs. West Nile Region…

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