Author: Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.

Express FC has confirmed that it will not renew the contracts of seven of their players ahead of the coming 2019/20 season. The seven players are goalkeeper Mathias Muwanga, veteran Striker Tony Odur, Shafic Kakeeto, Ibrahim Kayiwa, Joel Male, Pius Mbidde and Charles Musoke. The seven join team captain Isaac Mutanga who was recently released. The motive behind the club’s actions is not clear per now but it is expected to clear room for new signings that will spur the club forward. Express FC finished 10th in the league and was ousted out of the Uganda Cup by Bright Stars…

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Featured Image: Golola taking porridge. Courtesy photo Renown fighter Golola Moses has told Abas ‘Kasumali’ Ongom to expect fire ahead of their Boxing duel set on this year’s Heroes Day – Sunday, June 9. Golola, a man known for both his strong words and actions in the ring, warned Kasumali during the fight’s launch at Wilson Street in Kampala, the same place which shall host the much anticipated fight. Speaking to the press and the gathered city crowd, ‘of Uganda’ as he prefers to call himself, ranted: “I want him to be first medically checked before entering the ring because…

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Wednesday, May 22 *JKL Lady Dolphins 109-28 MUK Sparks *Kampala University 60-55 Our Saviour JKL Lady Dolphins, even without Jamila ‘Zama’ Nansikombi, managed to pile more misery on a sorry MUK Sparks team to finish the first round of the regular season unbeaten. The Lady Dolphins were a class apart to say the least as their bench turned into beast mode to spur the defending champions to 109-28 victory. Jane Asinde came off the bench to garner a game high 19 points. Brenda Nakitende (11), Hope Gimono (11), Muhayi Namuwaya (10) and Evelyn Nakiyingi (11) all reached double figures from…

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Wednesday, May 22 *Kenya 145/6 beat Uganda 144/9 by 1 run *Nigeria 135/8 beat Ghana 107/8 by 28 runs *Namibia 50/0 (3.5/20) beat Botswana 46 by ten wickets with 10 balls to spare Table Namibia – 6 (4.547)Kenya – 6 (1.363)Nigeria – 4 (0.394)Uganda – 2 (0.15)Ghana – 0 (-2.473)Botswana – 0 (-3.028) Always close has been the story of Uganda’s sports and cricket in particular recently. The Cricket Cranes once again broke the hearts of a mammoth crowd that flocked Lugogo on a working day as they succumbed narrowly to a superior old rival – The Kenyan Simbas. Kenya…

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One of Uganda’s best boxing export Kassim ‘The Dream’ Ouma, has hinted that he plans to hold his last fight in Uganda. Ouma, who is now in Uganda for a short holiday told New Vision’s James Bakama that he wants to end it where it all started. “I am here for a short holiday but I also have plans of fighting in Kampala,” Ouma told New Vision. “This is the only gift I can give Uganda. I am about to retire and want my last fight to be at home. I want it in the MTN Arena, Lugogo.” “I was…

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Wednesday, May 22 *JKL Lady Dolphins Vs MUK, 6:30 PM *Kampala University Vs Our Saviour, 8:30 PM The National Basketball League will continue on Wednesday with two interesting ties at YMCA court in Wandegeya, Kampala. The Men’s game will see Our Saviour target first league win this season when they face off with new league entrants Kampala University. Winless Our Saviour It has been a false start for the Kikoni based side after losing some of their star players like Brian Ssentongo (KIU), Dudus Manoja and Joseph Wacha who joined JKL Dolphins. Consequently, Our Saviour, a club which is affiliated…

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Tuesday, May 21 *Rwanda 3-0 Ethiopia *Kenya 3-0 Uganda (25-20, 25-17, 25-16) Kenya’s senior women national Volleyball team managed to live as advertised. The side made light work of Uganda to clinch a 3-0 deserved victory and storm the 2019 All Africa Games. The prestigious 12th edition will take place in August 19-22, 2019 in Rabat, Morocco. Runners Up – Uganda Led by Captain Mercy Moim, the Malkia Stars managed to impose their dominance to sweep Zone Five nations as Uganda, Rwanda and Ethiopia provided no threat after Egypt failed to turn up for the three day tourney. Moim who…

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All is set for the 2019 Roke Telkom National Rugby Sevens Series that start this Saturday at Kyadondo Rugby grounds, Kampala. Betway Kobs captain James Aredo has revealed that his side will be targeting silverware after falling short last season. Pirates, the sea robbers won in Kyadondo, Jinja and Legends to claim the title despite Kobs winning the last event held at Kyadondo and one in Mbarara. Kpbs won in 2017. Monitor photo “We just fell short last season,” said Aredo on Tuesday. ‘We are going to assemble a better team, we may not have new signings but have plenty…

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Tuesday, May 21 *Namibia 167/7 beat Uganda 125/8 by 42 runs *Kenya Vs Ghana, 2:00 PM – Kyambogo *Botswana Vs Nigeria, 2:00 PM – Lugogo Uganda’s senior men National Cricket team, the Cricket Cranes lost by 42 runs to Namibia in an ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Africa Region Final at Kyambogo Oval, Kampala. The loss dents Uganda’s chances of finishing inside the top two, among the six teams, for further qualification to the Global Qualifiers, which will be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in October/November 2019. Uganda had a strong start Vs Namibia. ICC Cricket Africa photo…

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The 2018/19 Uganda Premier League topscorer Juma Balinya has been left out of the Uganda Cranes squad that will camp in Abu Dhabi (UAE) to prepare for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations. The team revealed on FUFA website, also see Allan Okello (KCCA FC) miss out. Balinya had a successful season, scoring 19 league goals but as they say, his tally has not impressed the selectors. Only 11 players from the ongoing residential training camp have been included on the 26 man squad for the trip to Abu Dhabi. The team recently training at Namboole. FUFA Vipers duo Moses…

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Pools: *Masengere (Ssingo, Bugerere, Buvuma, Gomba, Ssese) *Butikkiro (Buddu, Mawogola, Mawokota, Bulemezi, Kooki) *Muganzirwaza (Busujju, Kabula, Kyaggwe, Butambala) *Bulange (Buwekula, Busiro, Kyadondo, Buluuli) Leading Commercial Microfinance Bank in Uganda, Centenary Bank, has announced a Sh90M sponsorship package for the Masaza Cup. The package is an improvement from Sh70M which was offered for last year’s 14th edition. The sponsorship was revealed during the launch of the 2019 tourney on Monday at Bulange. All the 18 teams received new kits The bank’s general manager corporate communication, and marketing Mrs. Beatrice Lugalambi expressed her delight: “Our Bank is proud to be part of…

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Monday, May 20 *Kenya 3-0 Rwanda (25-13, 25-8, 25-10) *Uganda 3-1 Rwanda (25-21, 21-25, 25-19, 25-17) Tuesday, May 21 *Rwanda Vs Ethiopia, 6:00 PM *Kenya Vs Uganda, 8:00 PM Uganda managed to overcome a resolute Rwanda team to clinch a 3-1 win at the ongoing Zone V All Africa games women Qualifiers at Lugogo. This was the second victory for the Volleyball She Cranes who had beaten up on Ethiopia 3-0 on Sunday. Uganda will now face African powerhouse Kenya on Tuesday with the winner qualifying to All Africa games set in Morocco later this year. Kenya has also won…

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Monday, May 20 *Uganda 142/7 beat Botswana 90 (18/20 ov) by 52 runs *Kenya 106/2 (12/2/15 ov) beat Nigeria 105/5 by 8 wickets with 6 balls remaining *Namibia 92/1 (10.5/20 ov) beat Ghana 91/7 by 9 wickets with 55 balls remaining Tuesday, May 21 *Namibia Vs Uganda, 9:30 AM – Kyambogo *Kenya Vs Ghana, 9:30 AM – Lugogo *Botswana Vs Nigeria, 1:50 PM – Lugogo Uganda’s senior men National Cricket team, the Cricket Cranes, got off a perfect start in the ICC T20 World Cup Africa Final qualifying tournament. The hosts cheered on by a sizeable crowd at Lugogo Cricket…

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With the league season over, and the new one still far away from sight, Rugby League 2016 champions are using the period to extend a helping hand. As part of their CSR activities, Kobs on Saturday, visited the Naguru remand home and provided support for the rehabilitation of children who have faced crime related problems. https://twitter.com/KobsrugbyUg/status/1129699937367805952?s=19 The Betway sponsored club came through with mainly foodstuffs worth over Sh1M and vowed to help construct a rabbit house as part of the rabbit farming project. Kobs’ Robert Aziku At Naguru, the team was received by Mary Kyomugisha who is a Probation Officer…

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KCCA duo, Coach Mike Hillary Mutebi and Striker Patrick Henry Kaddu, have been named as the best performers for the concluded months of April and May combined. This is the second monthly gong for Coach Mutebi who won one in December, and the first for Kaddu. The duo helped KCCA clinch their 13th league title with 66 points. Mike Mutebi beat Tooro United coach Wasswa Bbosa to the gong after guiding KCCA to four wins out of the six games played in April and May. In that crucial period, which was the business end of the season, KCCA managed to…

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Sunday, May 19 Boys U13: Soccer Stars 0(2)-0(3) Big Talent Girls U13: Everton UG 0(7)-0(6) G-3 Big Talent and Everton UG are the 2019 Watoto Wasoka – Slums derby champions. The seventh edition climaxed on Sunday after two days of epic action at Kazo playgrounds, Kampala. Big Talent, owned by popularly artiste Edirisa ‘Eddy Kenzo’ Musuuza, needed penalty shootouts to overcome a resolute Soccer Stars after nothing separated both teams in normal time. Action at Kazo Big Talent and Soccer Stars had eliminated Super Heroes and Mydel respectively at the semifinals stage. In the girls category, Everton UG beat G-3…

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Sunday, May 19 *Nkumba Lady Marines 69-51 MUK Sparks *A1 Challenge 72-55 Angels *Ndejje Angels 94-63 Sharing Youth Brenda Ekone was the hero, as she has always been, in Nkumba Lady Marines’ 69-51 win over MUK Sparks in a league game played at YMCA on Sunday. Read: Sunday Highlights From KIU Court in Kansanga Ekone, last year’s regular season MVP scored a game high 26 points off 10-21 shooting, added seven rebounds and three assists in a game that was delayed for over an hour due to rain. Catherine Haruri added 19 points for Nkumba who only fetched three points…

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Sunday, May 19 *Kenya 3-0 Rwanda (25-10, 25-17, 25-10) *Ethiopia 0-3 Uganda (25-17, 25-19, 25-13) Monday, May 20 *Ethiopia Vs Kenya, 6:00 PM *Uganda Vs Rwanda, 8:00 PM Uganda’s women national Volleyball team rolled over Ethiopia to get off the mark in the Zone V African games women Qualifiers that got underway on Sunday evening at the Lugogo Indoor Arena in Kampala. Led by Captain Eunice Amuron, the side was flawless and received less resistance from Ethiopia right from the start before sealing a 3-0 (25-17, 25-19, 25-13) victory in a one way avenue. Uganda Women’s Volleyball team. Kenneth Lwanga…

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Monday, May 20 *Ghana Vs Namibia, 9:30 AM – Lugogo *Kenya Vs Nigeria, 9:30 AM – Kyambogo *Uganda Vs Botswana, 1:50 PM – Lugogo Cricket is a game that is hugely affected by weather and that came to the fore as the opening games of the ICC T20 World Cup Africa Final qualifying tournament was washed out due to rain. Frustrating the six teams, the rain which started earlier before dawn, washed out the entire day one fixtures. The morning openers at both Lugogo and Kyambogo ovals were called and there was some hope that Uganda’s after lunch derby tie…

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Saturday, May 18 Wakiso Giants FC 0-1 Proline FC Bright Anukani was the hero after his goal proved the difference as Proline FC edged Wakiso Giants in a FUFA Big League final played at StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo, Kampala. The youngster, who is part of the Uganda Cranes squad preparing for COSAFA, slotted home what proved to be the winner in the 33th minute. Wakiso Giants who were the second best team on the day, failed to convert a few of their chances before succumbing to a flawless young side. Ayub Kisalita had his long range freekick shot kept out…

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