Author: Kitaka Abel (Ow'ensonga)

Uganda Hockey national teams – Men and Women – is set to leave for Accra Ghana for their Maiden Africa Cup of Nations Championship scheduled for 17th of January 2022. Both teams have intensified training and the Men team has been boosted by four italy based players ie Batuusa Collins, Ashraf Tumwesigye, Ntumba Timothy and Baguma Emmanuel. Head coach Kasasa Vicent Arnorld believes their experince together with other players that have previously competed in the Africa Club Championship will be a major boost to the team. “Much as we are the underdogs, we know we can favourably compete, we have…

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As the saying goes ‘a lion gives birth to a lion’, this also applies in martial arts as fighters are expected to produce and mentor their sons as future fighters. Today I bring you Martin Kawesa Jr son to Uganda’s most decorated Kickboxer Golola Moses of Uganda. Kawesa, 14, will on 26th of Dec (Boxing day) have his first serious fight against Kamulegeya Joshua. In an exlusive interview with SportsNation, the brave Kawesa stated: “Many think this is my first but i have been winning inhouse fights at Golola talents academy so Kamulegeya should come knowing am also not a…

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Caring hearts breakthrough ministries located at Kagula Hill Wakiso district has been the venue for a Christmas day surprise that will impress many in the sports fraternity especially those for whom football is a niche. Baker Kasigwa, 87, who has been bed-ridden for a while arrived in a wheel chair in the company of his wife and son, has like in the bible ‘gotten-up and walked’ albeit for just a few meters. “Daddy has been unable to walk for the past two or three months” said his son. He added: “This is a big milestone and though he is still…

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Uganda Baseball and Softball Association has seen off one of its best players Isaac Odongo who heads to the United States for College in Texas but with sights on a fresh baseball journey. The Association President Felix Okuye believes this latest achievement for the sport courtesy of the Dodgers Academy is the first of many to come. “We expect Isaac to be our ambassodor to show that Uganda has a lot of talent in baseball,” said Okuye. “This is one of our major targets as the federation to produce best baseballers and export them to the outside world to play…

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Fighter Moses Golola has rescheduled his revenge fight against South Sudanese champion James Majok to early next year. In an exclusive interview with The-SportsNation, Golola also confirmed that his clash with Majok will be his final kickboxing fight as he heads to retirement. Golola, who prefers to be add ‘of Uganda’ to his name, says that he wishes to fight in-front of his adorable fans that have supported him all along not in a scientific way. “I was forced to postpone this fight because I want to say thank you to my fans that have supported me for all those…

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National Council of Sports, Uganda Olympic Committee and Uganda Athletics Federation have announced their collaboration with the Office of the President and the Ministry of Health in supporting the Covid19 run to be held this Sunday, December 19 2021. The run aims at raising awareness of the public as the country moves into the festive season and the reopening of the economy, schools and other sectors. The run will start from Kololo independence grounds this Sunday 19th December at 7am and end at the same place. Among the participants will be Olympics gold medalists Jacob Kiplimo, Peruth Chemutai, Stephen Kiprotich…

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Uganda’s Weightlifter Nioyita Davis from Kisugu Weighlifting club has won Silver at the ongoing Senior World Weighlifting Championship in TashKent Uzebekistan. Nioyita, competing in 55 category, lifted 220Kgs – 95 in Snatch and 125 in the Clean and jerk. Despite an injury which he got from Saudi Arabia in the Youth World Weighlifting Championships in October, Nioyita managed to exploire the heights. Jinja based Ibrahim Nsubuga from Black Monster weighlifting club will be in action on Thursday at 3:30pm EAT in the 67kgs category. Hakim Ssempereza Musoke who won a silver in the 2019 World Weighlifting Championship who also doubles…

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The Uganda Handball Federation has confirmed that two boys junior teams – the U18 and U20 – will represent Uganda at the IHF Zone 5 Championship in Ethipia due February 15-22 2022. The IHF Championship that was earlier on slated to take place in April, will accomodate 10 countries including Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Sudan and South Sudan. “We are ready to start preparations this early December so that by February we are ready to hit the road. We need over 70M to prepare the two teams in a non-residential as well as a residential camp,” Uganda…

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John Karitwa emerged as the winner of the 2021 Mr. Uganda competition. Over 50 participants took part in a Body Building and Fitness Association Championship hosted at Power Horse fitness center in Muyenga. The competition started with contest in the six weight categories of Bantam, Light, Welter, Middle, Light heavy and Heavy weight. The respective winners of those categories then progressed to the final round in search for Mr.Uganda 2021. At this stage, Axum Kisekka, Lameck Muwanga, Lubega Godfrey, Kalule Ronald, John Karitwa and Edward Owach were the last men standing. After quality displays in all four examinable tasks of…

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Uganda Baseball and Softball Association has started celebrations to commemorate one of the most iconic baseball players Jackie Robinson. This, the association has done through training clinics for the youth with the first at Mbarara’s Kakyeeka stadium. The association’s insistence on spreading the sport has gained momentum as the world celebrates the life and times of legendary baseball player Robinson. Jackie Robinson is monumental for being the first African-American to break the color barrier and feature for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. His legacy has impacted and is celebrated every year in several countries. In Uganda, the baseball and softball…

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After a succesful event of Mr Kampala in may won by Daniel Mwesigwa who dethroned Godfrey Lubega for Mr Kampala 2021 crown, body building is set to return on the 20th of November 2021 with the most prestigious event in the land – Mr Uganda. Reigning Champion Isaac Mubikirwa who won it consecutively that is in Masaka in 2018 and Kampala 2019 will not take part in this years Championship as he is out of the country but as well bared by the law set by Uganda Body Building and Fitness Association. This year’s Mr Uganda championship will take place…

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There is a lot of excitement ahead of the sixth round of the National Rally Championship event following the recent easing of the Covid-19 lockdown. The federation of Uganda Motorsports Clubs (FMU) confirmed the UMOSPOC organised Kabalega Rally, due to take place on the 22nd and 23rd of October in the Bunyoro Albertan region. The Kabalega Rally was launched on Wednesday October 13, 2021 at Grand Praclos Hotel in Mukono. Ibrahim Lubega commonly known as Fatuwa and Kawunyemu rally driver Samuel Bwete atended the launch and are all optimistic ahead of the event. “For three years, I have never finished…

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Uganda’s Champion Patricia Apolot is set to return to the ring on the 23rd this month against Argentina’s Andrea Salazar. The fight will be in Cairo Egypt as Apolot seeks to defend her International title belt. The fight is confirmed in Lowkick in Superlightweight. Her camp has been boosted with 5000 US Dollars from the Mayor Kampala Central Salim Uhuru Nsubuga who also doubles as the President Uganda Professional Boxing Commission (UPBC) and division councillors. “I was approached by Patricia (Apolot) seeking for support and when I talked to the council, they passed the resolution to support her with 5000 dollars…

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Uganda National team for Swimming that will compete at the CANA Junior and Senior Swimming Championship in Ghana, has been flagged off. National Council of Sports Assistant General Secretary David Katende urged them to lift Uganda’s flag high. “We believe in you, We know this tournament means a lot and will be helpful ahead of the World championships in Abu Dhabi, as council we will be eager to recieve you back home with victory,” said Katende. The Competition will be held in Accra Ghana due October 11-17th. The Swimmers are Joshua Lumunya, Mubiru Swagiah, Steve Magera, Fadil Saleh, Tendo Mukalazi,…

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The ongoing National Boxing Trials continue to gain steam as the competition approaches the business end. On Wednesday, there were no upsets as most favourites stormed the next stages. Isaac Zebra Ssenyange Junior, son to former Bombers captain Zebra Mando (RIP) stormed the Quarter finals in the middle weight category (71kgs) after outclassing Ice Mark’s Emmanuel Komodo. Isaac Ssenyange Junior (Right). UBF photo “Many call me motormouthed but they should admit that I talk with action,” Ssenyange Junior stated. “I am going to beat everyone in my weight including Africa’s seed two David Ssemujju if he comes my way.” In…

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Zebra Mando’s son, Isaac Zebra Senyange Junior, won his first fight as he made his debut at the ongoing National Team Trials in Lugogo. The buzzing youngster wants to continue the legacy and illustrious career of his fallen Dad. Zebra Mando, the former National boxing team captain, was gunned down by Military on December 30, 2020 from his home area in Bwaise. On Sunday, Junior managed to overcome Maviri of Nakawa Boxing Club in Light Middle weight category to march on to the next round. “I have started my journey for the road to the 2022 Commonwealth Games,” Junior said.…

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In the recently amended Uganda Boxing Federation Constitution, one to stand for any Executive Position must hold at least a National Technical Officer Certificate (NTO). It is upon this background that UBF organised an AIBA certified NTO Certification course that got underway at Kati Kati in Lugogo on Thursday. A number of 35 members including coaches, journalists and sports administrators, are taking part in an exercise that will last for four days of studying before climaxing with exams on Monday. https://twitter.com/BoxingUganda/status/1441000330846687232?s=19 Moses Muhangi, the President of Uganda Boxing Federation, speaking with this website, highlighted the essence of these courses. “Conducting…

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Uganda Kickboxing Pro-arm National team has on Tuesday held a pre-camp training session at Golola Talents Academy in Kawempe, Lugoba. Team Uganda is preparing for the forthcoming World Kickboxing Championships scheduled for 18th-24th October in Egypt. A provisional Squad of 34 pro-arm fighters has been summoned to enter a residential camp at Luzira Maximum Prison between 25th September to 17th October. “We have conducted our first training but these boys have been working out individually from home,” started head coach Isaac Kato. “We are now going to converge next saturday in Luzira prisons and see how we can sharpen these…

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Seventeen Universities have confirmed their participation for the Kings of Africa University Rugby 7s next month. The second edition of the tournament returns in October 8-10 2021 at the Makerere University’s Graveyard – IMPIS grounds. Makerere is hosting the event alongside the 2nd FASU Tennis Slam. Universities from Uganda, Kenya, Libya, South Africa and Zimbabwe have confirmed Participation. The Federation of Africa University Sports (FASU) Tennis Championship is aimed at refining the Africa students ahead of the world University games next year. The Rugby Championship is a qualifier to the FISU University World Rugby Cup. The winning University per gender…

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National Council of Sports (NCS) President Dr. Donald Rukare who also doubles as the Uganda Olympic Committee President was the guest of honour as the All Stars Baseball Championship kicked off on Sunday in Nakirebe. The Championship that will take 15 days of action, will see Uganda Baseball and Softball Association select a National team to represent Uganda at the World Cup Qualifiers. Dr Rukare applauded the Federation for the early preparations and promised to give them the support needed. “Baseball will be among the Sports disciplines at 2028 Olympic games in America. I have seen the young boys and…

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