• July 4, 2020

Tags : Coronavirus

Wait Continues For Sports As Museveni Extends Lockdown

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, on Monday, extended the country’s lockdown for more 21 days. The President said restrictions on public gatherings, boda bodas, arcades, salons and curfew among others remain in place. Sports in Uganda has been banned since mid March, stretching to 95 days since. Most Federations have cancelled out the leagues including FUFA […]Read More

Fans Breach Covid19 Rules On Football Return In Tanzania

Saturday Mwadui 0-1 Young Africans Coastal Union 2-2 Namungo Sunday Azam FC Vs Mbao Simba vs Ruvu shooting Stars Football in Tanzania resumed on Saturday with two top flight fixtures after three months of suspension but with major Covid19 concern. Fans that attended the games did not comply with the regulations that were earlier set […]Read More

Mentally Enslaved – Mark Opio On Life In Lockdown

Warriors guard Mark Opio has opened up about the harsh reality faced during the ongoing lockdown because of Covid19 pandemic. The player has faced a frustrating environment due to the loss of a supposed normal life he is used to. “To be honest with you it’s not the best of places to be in mentally […]Read More

Vipers Players Unhappy With Management

Vipers players in the dugout at St Mary’s stadium Kitende. Bata Images Vipers players have cried foul after the club management decided to reduce their monthly salaries without consent, a source has told this website. Sources close to the players claim that they received drastic salary cuts for the month of April and are yet […]Read More

FUFA To Receive $200,000 As CAF Move To Aid Member

Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) will receive $200000, which is about Sh752M, from Confederation of African Football (CAF), it’s official. CAF announced on Thursday that it will release a total of USD 10.8 Million to its 54 member Associations as part of a relief plan to “ease the financial burden” during the COVID-19 Pandemic. […]Read More

Covid19: Government To Pay Kenya Premier League Players Monthly

Government will pay Kenya Premier League players $100 each for the next three months to ease their struggles during this Covid19 pandemic. Sports Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed told the Kenyan press that the initiave will cost Ksh20M which is part of Ksh50M stimulus package set aside from the sports fund to help the sportsmen and […]Read More

Covid19: NCS Asks Federations To Submit SOPs

National Council of Sports (NCS) has asked sports federations to submit their Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for resumption of sports activities. Sports in the country has been on hold since the government put a ban on public gatherings in mid March. NCS is a government statutory organ responsible to among other things; Develop, Promote and […]Read More

Azam FC: Nicholas Wadada Set To Miss Rest Of Season

Defender Nicholas Wakiro Wadada is set to miss the rest of the 2019/20 league season with Azam FC, Daily News has reported. Wadada is one of the seven foreign players who are currently outside Tanzania due to lockdown in their respective countries. “We are unable to facilitate the travel logistics for our players who are […]Read More

Tanzania To Allow Few Fans As League Resumes Next Month

The government of Tanzania has given Tanzania mainland football league to resume from June 1, 2020. Tanzania Minister of Information, Culture, Arts and Sports Harrison Mwakyembe confirmed that they will allow few fans as they move to stop Covid19 pandemic. “Each team will be allowed to have a specific number of fans not exceeding 20 […]Read More

Rwanda Ends League, APR Takes 18th Title

Federation of Rwanda Football Association (FERWAFA) on Friday ended football competitions “after thorough consideration on the unprecedented situation caused by Covid19 pandemic.” The Rwanda Federation consequently awarded APR the 2019/20 league title for a record-extending 18th time. This is the first title for APR since the 2017/18 season and the side will represent the country […]Read More

FUFA Right To End Season – What They Said

FUFA has taken the right decision to end the Football league season according some experts. The Federation, on Wednesday, confirmed the end of the 2019/20 season due to the Covid19 pandemic. Read – Vipers Declared UPL Champions as FUFA Ends Football season Consequently, Vipers have been awarded the UPL title as all teams had played […]Read More

Express FC Receives Food Relief From Sponsors Betway

StarTimes Uganda Premier League side Express FC have received food relief for their players and coaching staff from sponsors Betway Uganda to support them during the coronavirus pandemic. The contribution, worthy Sh5M, is fulfilment of the pledge Betway had ealier promised last month to their assets. Each player, a total of 30, will receive 10kg […]Read More

Coronavirus: Tanzania To Test All Players As League Nears Return

Tanzania to test all top division players ahead of league resumption, the Citizen TZ has reported. The players and match officials will undergo medical examination according to the league’s CEO Almassy Kasongo. “Any player who is found positive would not feature in the league if and when it resumes,” Kasongo told the Citizen. Tanzania is […]Read More

Cameroon End Football Season, To Expand League

Cameroon has ended their football season because of the Covid19 pandemic, it’s official. The decision was announced on Tuesday, May 13 in a letter signed by Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) president Seidou Mbomba Njoya. The leagues ended are; the EliteOne and Elite Two professional championships, the national first division women’s football championship and the national […]Read More

Sports Will Wait Even After Lockdown Is Lifted – Minister

State Minister for Sports Hon Hamson Obua has clarified on the pressing issue of when Sports in Uganda will return. Sports has been on hold since the government announced a ban on public gatherings in mid March because of the Covid19 pandemic. Speaking to Sports Federations in a Zoom conference meeting organised by National Council […]Read More

Official: FUBA Postpones Zone V Tournaments In Kampala

Basketball governing body in Uganda, FUBA, has postponed upcoming Zone Five activities in Kampala due to Covid19 pandemic. This was confirmed in a document released by the Federation, dated May 11 2020 and signed by head of Marketing, media and publicity Arnold Katabi. The postponed events are Zone V preliminaries for U18 and Zone V […]Read More

We Cannot Send Our Players To The Slaughterhouse – Ahmad

Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad says that they are not ready to resume football activities before the situation returns to normal. The Covid19 pandemic has disrupted CAF’s football calendar and the body has had to postpone it’s activities including the CHAN competition, 2021 AFCON Qualifiers, Champions League and Confederation Cup among others. […]Read More

Rita Imanishimwe: A Day In Life Of A Basketball Star

Rita Imanishimwe is one of the house-hold names in Ugandan basketball. Her five league titles, and still counting, speaks volumes. Imani, as she prefers to be called, plays for JKL Lady Dolphins – A team she joined from UCU after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication. During this lockdown due to the novel […]Read More

Coronavirus: The African Countries That Have Ended Their Leagues

Many African countries have had to halt their seasons because of the coronavirus outbreak. However, the decisions have been met with mixed emotions. The Confederation of African Football earlier told member associations to decide their league’s fate by May 5. Mauritius On April 6, Mauritius became the first country, not only in Africa but in […]Read More

Sports Remain On Hold As Museveni Extends Lockdown

Namboole Stadium. Monitor photo The faint hopes of sports returning in the month of May have all been dashed after President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni extended the national lockdown because of COVID-19 on Monday night. Museveni confirmed the lockdown extension to 14 days during an address at State House in Entebbe. Sports was put on hold […]Read More