Author: Nelson Ssengooba

In the bid to uplift the livelihood of retired football legends, Proline FC has partnered with local broadcaster Sanyuka TV to intiate a campaign dubbed “OJJUKIRA LEGEND WO ?”. The Campaign, that also has Star Times Uganda as sponsors, will be officially launched on Saturday 9th October with a charity football game between Uganda’s football legends and the parliamentary football team. Proceeds from the fore mentioned game will be channelled towards various football legends whose survival has been raveged by the Covid19 pandemic. Proline Club director Mujib Kasule has spoken glowingly about the initiative: “Our legends are our assets as…

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President Museveni has directed the Uganda Land Commission to allocate land to Uganda Boxing Federation for construction of a state of the art boxing academy. According to the letter that was shared to this website, the local boxing Custodians asked the President for land in their efforts to see the game of boxing to takes significant strides. https://twitter.com/BrianKawalya1/status/1445059726597935113?s=19 “Since Government has always supported the development of Sports, you should identify and allocate at least 10 acres within the radius of 30 miles from Kampala to them,” Museveni told Beatrice Nyakaisiki, chairperson of Uganda Lands Commission. “However, clear covenants should be…

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Saturday, 2nd 2021Posta 37-38 KBKUPDF 29-85 NICPolice 46-42 Ugx LuweeroPrison 45-44 KCCA Prisons won their second game in three days with a hard fought 45-44 victory over KCCA. The Prison Queens were made to work hard for victory by a resolute KCCA side as the latter countinued with their losing streak. Victory for Prison means that they are keeping within touching distance with archrivals NIC and Police. Prisons Skipper Ajio Lillian told Club media: “Today’s game was not easy given the opposition we face from KCCA, they are a good side as well and gave us good lessons to learn.”…

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Saturday, October 2Posta Vs KBK @ 11:00am- Weyonje grounds, KibuliPolice Vs UGX Luweero @ 2:00pm- Weyonje grounds, Kibuli.UPDF Vs [email protected] 1:00pm-Prison Grounds, Luzira.Prison Vs [email protected] 3:00pm- Prison grounds, Luzira. The National Netball Super League returns on Saturday 2nd October with four games on the cards. Defending Champions NIC NC will be seeking to consolidate top spot as they travel to Luzira to take on UPDF NC in a lunch time affair. Coach Vincent Kiwanuka’s charges won against arch rivals Prisons in their previous encounter and will fancy their chances against the army side. Prison will play their second fixture in…

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Uganda She Cranes shooter and captain Peace Proscovia has joined English outfit Surrey Storm ahead of the 2022 season. The Warid Tower as she is fondly known in local netball circles has been clubless since expiration of her contract with Australian side Sunshine Lightning midway this year. The development, however marks Proscovia’s return to the coveted Vitality Netball Super League having featured for Loughborough Lighting between 2015-2019. During her initial spell, she established herself as one of the most prolific goal shooters helping Loughborough Lighting to progress into two Grand Finals and won a British Fast All-Stars Championship crown. https://twitter.com/SurreyStorm/status/1443848156777754626?s=19…

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Wednesday, September 29*Posta 36-57 Police*Luwero 31-63 Prisons Uganda Prisons Netball Club club returned to winning ways with a dominant 63-31 victory over Ugx Luweero Netball Club in the Netball Super League affair at Luzira Prisons Netball courts. It was one of the two fixtures lined-up for Wednesday.Reeling from a deflating defeat against NIC NC last time out, The Prison Queens were in unstoppable shape, chipping in goals of all shapes and sizes at their own home against their hapless Luweero opponents. From the first whistle, Coach Imeldah Nyongesa’s side painted a picture of a team to beat winning the first…

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Wednesday, September 29*Luwero Vs Prisons – Luzira*Posta Vs Police – Kibuli Title hopefuls Uganda Prison NC will play host to Uganda X Luweero at Prison grounds, Luzira as the National Netball Super League continues on Wednesday with two games on the cards at different venues. The Prison Warders, reeling from a morale sapping defeat on the hands of rivals NIC in their previous game, will be seeking for victory in the new season. Coach Imeldah Nyongesa decried biased officiating for the NIC defeat but is upbeat ahead of today’s game. “We lost against NIC because the officials were not good…

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Local Netball contests that pit National Insurance Cooperation ( NIC) against arch rivals Prison have the audacity to spark fireworks. This is partially because the affair, at whatever stage of league season or nature of competition, is highly billed as a king marker. And when the two sides faced off over the weekend at Kibuli Police Children’s School as the Netball Super League Div 1 restarted, Defending Champions NIC got the better of the Prison Wanders with a 47-40 victory. Although early days, the result served a big blow to Prison’s aspirations to dethrone NIC with coach Imeldah Nyongesa rueing…

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Vipers SC’s reputation of filtering with foreign recruits is well documented. The club’s transfer strategy has in the past seen them spread their wings beyond the local epoch roping in players who have produced varying performances. Clovis Mbayi Moussa, Karim Niyizigimana, Noah Wafula, Innocent Wafula, Thomas Sefu Ndizeye and goalie Fabien Mutombora have all had aquittances with the Venoms. While netminder Mutombora has featured admirably well since joining from Lydia Ludic of Burundi in 2018, the less talked about the rest of the cast, the better. Utter disaster! Whlist when the side lured Ceaser Lobi Manzoki from AS Vita club…

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In the bid to see that the game of local Basketball takes significant strides, FUBA has moved to interest Buganda Kingdom to the sport. Fuba president Nasser Sserunjongi, General Secretary Hudson Ssegamwenge and Sliverbacks players paid a courtesy visit to Bulange, Mengo where they interacted with Buganda Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayinga. The Katikkiro in his remarks applauded the Sliverbacks for their gallant performances at the recently concluded Afrobasket Championships in Kigali. Buganda Katikkiro Charles Peter Mayinga. Team captain Jimmy Enabu, James Okello, Ben Komakech, Tonny Drilleba, Titus Odeke and Ivan Muhwezi were the players that went to Mengo in company…

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Kenyan international and Skipper Victor Wanyama has announced his retirement from international football following 14 solid years of devoted service. Big Vic, as he is fondly called by Kenyan football faithful, in a statement, stated how his dream of donning the national team strip was fulfilled. “While growing up, it was always my dream to get chance to represent my country,” he stated. “From making my debut against Nigeria to captaining the team at the African Cup of Nations in Egypt, these past 14 days have gone beyond what I ever thought was possible”, he added. “But all good things…

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FUFA has slapped a fine worth Sh500,000 to nine Uganda Premier League club’s for faliure to beat the deadline and violating FUFA club licensing regulations. As the 2021/22 UPL season tentatively penciled to start next month, BUL FC, Police FC, UPDF FC, Onduparaka FC, Busoga United, Tooro United, Arua Hills FC, Gaddafi FC and SC Villa have all been caught at the wrong side of the FUFA club licensing excricise. The 16- League Champions, for their part, are no surprise inclusions on the list of culprits as they have geared most their energies to restore parity at their house following…

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QuarterfinalsWednesday, September 1*Senegal 79-74 Angola*Ivory Coast 98-50 Guinea Thursday, September 2*Tunisia Vs South Sudan – 4pm*Cape Verde Vs Uganda – 7pm Uganda’s senior men national basketball team, the Silverbacks meet their Cape Verde counterparts on Wednesday at the Quarterfinal of the 2021 FIBA Afrobasket in Kigali. Uganda made the last eight for the first time after eliminating 2015 champions Nigeria with an 80-68 victory on Tuesday in one of the playoffs game. Cape Verde is at this stage having qualified direct after topping Group A ahead of hosts Rwanda, Angola and DR Congo. Uganda is playing their third (straight) Afrobasket…

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Khalid Aucho is among the five foreign based players who joined the Cranes camp in Ethiopia. The midfielder started the National team’s 2-1 loss to the hosts in a warm up game on Sunday ahead of the Qatar World Cup Qualifers against Kenya and Mali. Aucho returns to international fold almost five months after his much vaunted suspension from national team. The bubbly midifelder was suspended from national duty for faliure to adhere to the national team code of conduct for crucial Afcon qualifers against Burkina Faso and Malawi in March and it was apparent that his relationship with Ugandan…

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The eagerly awaited SC Villa presidential elections were suspended on Saturday following a directive from the High Court of the Civil division in Kampala. It’s reported that a one Nambalirwa Brenda petitioned court on Friday August 27th and hence the Villa Electoral Committe (VEC) halting the elections immediately. The elections heraldard a new dawn at the sleeping giants base as club trustee members went to the polls under the new community ownership model. Villa Elections suspended Lawmaker Medard Sseggona and marketer Dennis Mbidde were the men on the ballot. But the ensuing suspension of the elections has shrouded uncertainty to…

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It has taken close to six years since URA FC was mentioned in the same statement with continental football. That’s in 2015, to be precise and exact. However, that narrative grounded to halt after the Custodians of local football gave a nod to the Tax Collectors to represent Uganda in the CAF Confederations Cup after the league season ended prematurely in July. Thanks to their respectable performances in the 2020-2021 UPL league season that saw them finish second just a point shy of evetuntal champions Express FC. And the club has retaliated to their third return to the contingent by…

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It has been close to three months since Fred Kajoba’s resignation from Vipers SC’s hotseat and just under two months until the side open their new Uganda Premier League campaign. The bombshell news to the Vipers SC faithful is that the club appears closer to filling the vacant head coach post after has giving a hint on its social media platforms. The development has left local football fans guessing on who will be the side’s new coach. The Kitende based side could retaliate that the picture that has been painted around their search hasnot been long-drawn as it appears from…

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Silverbacks Coach George Galanopoulos has often deduced confidence in his team even in times of painstaking adversity. Making their third appearance at the Afrobasket tournament was a rollercoaster ride literally but the American gaffer has never shied away from heaping praise to this team setup. Now the gaffer has joined Silverbacks camp in Kigali and it’s all systems go. He has envisaged big things at the tournament despite the side’s shambolic preps in the run-up to the tournament. “I feel great to return and joining the team”, The gaffer noted upon arrival. “There is positive energy about the group that…

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Silverbacks skipper Jimmy Enabu has stressed that the team is in the right mindset as the 2021 Afrobasket tournament tip-off edges closer. The Silverbacks overcame financial adversity to make their appearance at the showpiece a reality and are currently in a three-day quarantine in Kigali before they head for a bubble. The number of players in camp swelled on Thursday after Canadian based duo of Robinson Opongo Odoch and Eric Rwahire joined the cast of locally based players in camp. And Skipper and City Oilers talisman Jimmy Enabu is adamant that the team is the “good mindset” despite preparations for…

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It’s hard to ascertain what could be going on inside the head of former Express FC custodian Mathias Muwanga. It’s perhaps equivalent to being stood up on a dream date. Wake up full of nervous expectancy, impossible to think about anything else all day, then wretched waiting before the bleak realisation that nothing special is going to happen. That’s the case that is unfolding after goalie Muwanga turned down a contract extension offer from the Red Eagles with hopes that the Congolese side AS Vita were to snap him away as a free agent. Muwanga, the 2020-21 UPL golden glove…

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