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saidi Kyeyune (middle) had his shot break the net. URA FC photo (cropped). Saturday, February 8 *Kyetume 1-1 URA Saidi Kyeyune scored a thunderous equaliser as URA FC and Kyetume FC played a 1-1 draw in a league game at the Mighty Arena in Jinja. His shot, taken from outside the box after gathering from captain Shafic Kagimu in the 73rd minute, not only managed to go past keeper Joel Mutakubwa, but also forced the net to loose its grip from the woodwork! The rare scenes necessitated a two-minute break as the officials tried to sew the net back to…

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Muhindo was on target as Villa beat Proline Saturday, February 8 *SC Villa 2-1 Proline Benson Muhindo scored a late winner as Villa battled from a goal down to beat Proline FC in a thrilling league game at Namboole. Proline led by Diego Hamis Kizza’s goal at halftime but Ambrose Kirya’s penalty in the 76th minute set the platform for Villa’s come back. Muhindo collected from Amir Kakomo in the added minutes to direct his rocket into the top corner to send Villa fans into wild celebrations. Joseph Mandela will partly take the blame for Muhindo’s goal after he failed…

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Alex Isabirye joined Kyetume Saturday, February 8 *Villa Vs Proline – 3PM *Kyetume Vs URA – 4PM Kyetume Coach Alex Isabirye will be seeking to get off the mark when his side play host to visiting URA at the Mighty Arena in Jinja. Kyetume posted that Isabirye has joined as the first assistant coach ‘to strengthen our technical team.” Jackson Mayanja who is reportedly out of the country, is still the club’s manager. Kyetume FC have blown hot and cold in their first season in top flight but they will need consistency if they are to stay up on first…

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The first round of the 2020 Singleton Golf Challenge will be played this Saturday at the Entebbe Golf Course. After the qualifiers on January 11, 64 pairs qualified and will take part in the first round where 32 pairs will be required for the second round on March 14. The round will tee off as early as 8:00 am with the pairs playing a match play four ball format. The winning pairs from each month will advance to the subsequent rounds. The grand finale is scheduled for July 18 and the overall winning pair will get a fully paid trip…

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World Football governing body, FIFA, has cleared Ugandan coach Paul Nkata from recent match fixing scandal. Uganda’s FA, FUFA, has confirmed the development via their social media platforms that Nkata was not involved during the scandal at Kakamega Homeboyz. This comes just days after FIFA handed bans to former Kakamega Homeboyz players where Uganda’s George Mandela received a life ban. “FIFA dismisses all charges against Ugandan coach Paul Nkata in the matter they investigated on for allegedly getting involved in unlawful influencing of match results in Kenya,” FUFA posted. “The disciplinary proceedings initiated against the coach have also been closed…

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(Rugby Afrique) Uganda coach Tolbert Onyango has summoned a 12-man squad for the forthcoming 2020 World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series. Uganda was drawn in Pool C alongside Germany, Italy, and Paraguay. The two legs of the inaugural World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series will be played in South America in Chile (15-16 February, 2020) and Uruguay (22-23 February). Uganda Rugby Sevens team reached this stage after coming second in Africa Rugby Sevens last year. Uganda Sevens Squad. Pius Ogena (Betway Kobs)Desire Ayera (Stanbic Black Pirates)Ian Munyani (Betway Kobs)Levi’s Ocen (Daystar Falcons)Solomon OkiaIsaac Massa (Stanbic Black Pirates)Adrian Kasiito (Betway Kobs) Aaron Ofoywroth…

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Wednesday, February 5 *Tooro United 2-1 Wakiso Giants *Bright Stars 3-0 Busoga United Tooro United beat Wakiso Giants in a league game played in Fort Portal to return to winning ways. Yafeesi Mubiru scored a second half brace for the Hosts while Amos Muwonge’s goal in the added minutes proved to be a consolation. This is the first league win under coach Mohammed Kisekka and first in the second round. Tooro’s last win in the league was against Mbarara City FC in November last year – The club had gone nine games without tasting victory. The win, fifth overall after…

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Kakyeka Stadium. NewVision Photo FUFA Licensing committee has cleared Kakyeka stadium to host Mbarara City FC’s StarTimes UPL games, its official. The Ankole Lions have been hosting their league games at Bombo since the start of the second round. The stadium had been barred due its poor state especially with the playing surface towards the end of the first round. However, FUFA has advised that only one club should use Kakyeka to host games ”so as not to have the ground deteriote.” This will be bad news to other clubs like Nyamityobora FC. Also, Mbarara has been advised that training…

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Former Onduparaka forward Nicholas Kagaba has joined Tooro United, it’s official. With the transfer window closed, Tooro United confirmed the signing on Tuesday. Kagaba joined Onduparaka in July 2018 after he was released by URA FC. He has previously featured for the defunct Victoria University and Kamwokya United. After he left Onduparaka last year, he had a trial stint with Kenyan giants Tusker FC. At Tooro, he joins other new signings Eddy Kapampa and Ronald Orombi who signed loan deals from Maroons. Tooro United, fomerly Soana, currently sit second from the bottom with 16 points – Four points adrift of…

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Wednesday, February 5 *Tooro United Vs Wakiso Giants *Bright Stars Vs Busoga United Coach Mohammed Kisekka will be seeking for his first league win as Tooro United coach when they take on Wakiso Giants in Fort Portal. Tooro’s last win in the league was against Mbarara City FC in November last year thanks to Godfrey Lwesibawa’s strike. Then, the team was under Interim Coach Eric Ndifuna after Wasswa Bbosa had left. The club has gone nine games without a league win and will hope for better fortunes against the Purple Sharks who are yet to score more than two goals…

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Express FC are set to replace Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Junju Hamza, The-SportsNation sources have learnt. The club board has reportedly appointed Isaac Mwesigwa for the role. With the club yet to release an official statement, Junju, when contacted, called the reports ‘baseless rumours’ and ‘impossible’. This is the latest development for the club that is expected to replace coach George Ssimwogerere with Wasswa Bbosa. The club currently sit a place above the drop ahead of an intimidating away trip to Onduparaka FC. https://www.the-sportsnation.com/2020/02/03/sources-express-fc-in-advanced-talks-with-bbosa/

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Balinya scored two goals for Gor Mahia. Courtesy photo Ugandan international Juma Balinya opened his account for Kenyan side Gor Mahia in high gear. The former Police FC attacker, Balinya, scored two goals for his first start as Gor Mahia eased past Nzoia to win 3-0 in the Kenyan Premier League. The victory maintains Gor’s lead at the summit with 44 points, four above second placed Kakamega Homeboys, with a game in hand. This was the second game for Balinya who also featured in the club’s 2-1 victory against Sofapaka. Also Read – Bebe Cool, Ugandans Shine In Night Football…

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Express FC lost to Mbarara courtesy of Makueth goal. Sunday, February 2 *Vipers 1-0 Onduparaka *Express 0-1 Mbarara *Proline 0-1 Kyetume *Wakiso 1-1 Bright Stars Express FC’s woes continued with another 1-0 home loss to visiting Mbarara City FC in a league game played at Kavumba Recreation centre. Makueth Wol’s header for Mbarara in the 54th minute proved the difference as the Ankole Lions extended Express’ distress. In a less eventful affair, Mbarara would have scored more but Mathias Muwanga was outstanding including denying Ivan Eyam and Ibrahim Orit. Related – Robert Ssentongo Lifts Kyetume Out Of Relegation Express’ forward…

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Wasswa goal separated Vipers and Onduparaka Sunday, February 2 *Vipers 1-0 Onduparaka *Express 0-1 Mbarara City *Proline FC 0-1 Kyetume *Wakiso Giants 1-1 Bright Stars Vipers managed to overcome Onduparaka FC in a closely contested affair in the StarTimes UPL at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende. Captain Godfrey Wasswa scored the only goal of the game to give the Venoms their 14th victory of the season. Wasswa curled home a beautiful freekick at the top right corner after Paul Mucureezi had been tripped outside the box in the 56th minute. Onduparaka goalkeeper Yusuf Wasswa kept the score respectable after denying Rahmat…

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Dr Innocent Nahabwe was crowned the overall winner of the inaugural Liquid Telecom CEOs Golf Tournament that was played on Saturday at the par-72 Lake Victoria Serena Golf Resort and Spa course in Kigo. Nahabwe, a CEO of Blue Cube and Galaxy FM among others, carded 36 points to stay atop a large field of 110 top executives. Nahabwe was awarded with a trophy and six-months free home internet, courtesy of tournament sponsors Liquid Telecom. Read – Bebe Cool, Ugandans Shine in Lagos Winners pose for a group photo “I was a bit disorganized before my round because my caddie…

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It was a good day for Bebe Cool and other Ugandans at the Pan African Guinness Night Football Extravangaza that was held in Lagos Nigeria on Friday. Uganda was well represented by Bebe Cool who scored a goal to help his team Bold United, a collection of African players and super stars including Nigeria’s Davido and Uganda’s Solomon Walter Muleyi who was also on the score sheet triumph over Gold Harps with a narrow 3-2 victory. Prior to the games, Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand took on celebrities in a two-touch challenge that was won by Bebe Cool. Rio also…

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The much awaited 2019/20 StarTimes FUFA Big League second round fixture has been released. The second round kicks off on Thursday, February 2 with two games – Water host New Villa while Katwe United will be at home to Kataka FC. The second round will end on April 30 before the playoffs to determine the promoted teams to UPL. The fixture may change subject to fulfillment of FUFA Licencing requirements. Read – Nahabwe Wins CEO Golf Touney FUFA Big league is the second tier of Uganda Football league system, and the Champion in each group – Elgon and Rwenzori) is…

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Sunday, February 2 *Vipers Vs Onduparaka *Express Vs Mbarara *Wakiso Vs Bright Stars *Proline Vs Kyetume Relegation-bound sides Proline and Kyetume face off at StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo with a lot at stake. Proline are rock bottom with 15 points while Kyetume are third from the bottom with 19. The first round encounter between the promoted sides saw Robert Ssentongo’s strike at Namboole give Kyetume maximum points. Mustafa Mujuzi scored the two goals, both the from the spot, as Proline beat Police and the side will be hoping for more fortunes. Just like Kyetume, this is the game that Proline will…

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Atendele expected to play for Wakiso Sunday, February 2 *Vipers Vs Onduparaka *Express Vs Mbarara *Wakiso Vs Bright Stars *Proline Vs Kyetume Wakiso Giants new signing Geriga Atendele is set for his debut when his side face Bright Stars at Wakissha. Geriga missed the encounter against BUL but has been cleared to play, according to the club website. He is expected to start ahead of Muwadda Kateregga at right back as coach Livingston Mbabazi seek for his second league win. Forward Karim Ndugwa has accumulated three yellow cards and will hence miss out. Geoffrey Sserunkuma is expected to partner Viane…

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Saturday, February 1 *Busoga United 2-1 BUL FC Busoga United beat rivals BUL FC 2-1 in a Jinja derby played at the Mighty Arena in the only StarTimes UPL game on Saturday. The hosts came from a goal down after Musa Walangalira had given BUL a lead in the 17th minute. David Bagoole scored from outside the box in the 17th minute before Lawrence Tezikya nodded in a Dan Ssewava delivery to put Busoga in front before halftime. Musa Walangalira celebrating BUL goal. Sanyuka TV photo Derby colours: Musa Esenu’s (right) and Busoga United’s Shafick Nana Kakeeto having a heated…

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