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.

Kansai Plascon have alleged that Kyetume FC used two ineligible players during their FUFA Big League playoffs final tie player at StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo. Kyetume eased past Kansai with a 4-1 victory to clinch the last promotion slot to Uganda Premier League in a game played on Sunday. The accusations came through just about an hour after Robert Ssentongo’s hat-trick and Benon Tahomera’s early effort ended Kansai’s league dreams. Read also – How Kyetume Eased past Kansai Plascon Kansai has consequently petitioned FUFA, according to the Letter seen by this Website, claiming that Kyetume used Emma Kalyowa and Vincent…

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Saturday, May 18 *YMCA 44-121 JKL Lady Dolphins *UMU Ravens 48-86 KCCA Leopards *Angels 36-61 UCU Lady Canons *Ndejje 80-63 Kampala University *Our Saviour 64-69 KCCA Men *City Oilers 89-54 Sharing Youth Sunday, May 19 *Nkumba Vs MUK – 1:00 PM *A1 Challenge Vs Angels – 3:00 PM *Ndejje Vs Our Saviour – 5:00 PM City Oilers made light work of Sharing Youth to register a commanding 89-54 win in a National Basketball League encounter played at KIU Court in Kansanga, Kampala. There was never going to be a contest as Oilers broke to a 48-24 halftime lead before holding…

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Sunday, May 19 *Namibia Vs Botswana, 9:30 AM – Lugogo *Nigeria Vs Ghana, 9:30 AM – Kyambogo *Uganda Vs Kenya, 1:50 PM – Lugogo All is set for the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Africa Regional Finals which bowls off in Kampala, Uganda from May 19-24. Two places to the 2019 ICC T20 qualification tourney in UAE are at stake for the Regional Finals. The tourney brings together three regional champions and their corresponding runners up – making it six nations in total. Uganda Cricket Cranes are here after finishing second behind Kenya in the concluded Eastern group Championship -…

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Saturday, May 18 Kyetume FC 4-1 Kansai Plascon Kyetume have sealed the last spot to Uganda Premier League after overcoming Kansai Plascon in a playoff final game at StarTimes Stadium Lugogo. The Mukono based side proved handful for Kansai before registering a 4-1 game in a one way affair. Centre back Benon Tahomera set the tone in the 10th minute before veteran striker Robert Ssentongo grabbed an hat-trick to seal a deserved win. The calm before the storm. FUFA Henry Kitegenyi brought one back in the 89th minute but it was all that Kansai Plascon managed on the day they…

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NBL April Awards: *Male Player – David Deng Kongoror (UCU Canons) *Female Player – Jamila Nansikombi (JKL Lady Dolphins) *Coach – Henry Malinga (JKL Lady Dolphins) David ‘Dikong’ Deng Kongoror was selected as the best Male player in the ongoing National Basketball League for the concluded month of April. The lanky forward ignited UCU Canons’ two wins against Ndejje Angels and Our Saviour. He scored 20 points and 13 rebounds against Walker Obedi’s charges and had 36 points and 7 rebounds Vs Our Saviour. He made two assists each in both games. He, like the rest of the winners was…

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Saturday, May 18 *Playoffs final: Kyetume FC Vs kansai Plascon FC, 2:00 PM *Big League final: Proline FC Vs Wakiso Giants, 4:00 PM Wakiso Giants and Proline FC will face off in the FUFA Big League final with just a trophy at stake as both sides have already booked their tickets to Uganda Premier League. Wakiso led Elgon group with 41 points after 20 games. The side won 11 games, eight draws and one loss. Proline FC topped Rwenzori pool with 42 points after 20 games – They won 12 games with six draws and two losses. Proline FC coach…

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Saturday, May 18 *Western Region Select Vs Uganda Cranes COSAFA bound, 4:00 PM Uganda Cranes COSAFA bound team will on Saturday face Western Region select team in a Regional tour game at Bushenyi Main ground. The game is to fine tune the Cranes ahead of their upcoming COSAFA engagement later in June where they were invited as guests. The team, managed by Police Coach Abdullah Mubiru, will face Lesotho at the quarter final stage. While other top ranked four teams in the region, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana and Zambia, will begin at the quarter final stage. The regional tour match…

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Uncertainties surround JKL Dolphins coach Sam Obol’s future at the club. JKL Sports Club have elevated Henry Malinga to the role of head coach for both JKL Dolphins and JKL Lady Dolphins, this website has learnt. The development fuels rumours of sacking the former Falcons legend despite having a good start to the ongoing campaign. The Men’s team occupy second place on the 12 team log with five wins and two losses – The team lost Ndejje Angels (57-70) and KIU Titans (54-68). However, they have had more positives, highlighted by a 67-66 win over six time defending champions City…

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Friday, May 17 *A1 Challenge 57-59 Nkumba Lady Marines *KIU Titans 64-58 UCU Canons (OT) KIU Titans broke UCU Canons’ unbeaten run with a 64-58 overtime win in a tight National Basketball League thriller at MTN Indoor Arena in Lugogo, Kampala. With about two seconds on the clock, UCU Canons down by two, KIU’s Brian Ssentongo fouled David Okello who later made both of his two free throws amidst tension to send the game in overtime. KIU managed to fight back as they limited Nicholas Natuhereza’s charges to just two points, while converting, eight at the other end to seal…

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Friday, May 17 Women: A1 Challenge Vs Nkumba Lady Marines – 6:30 PM Men: KIU Titans Vs UCU Canons – 8:30 PM UCU Canons will seek to capitalise from their perfect start to demolish KIU Titans in an epic league meet at YMCA court in Wandegeya, Kampala. The Canons have won five from as many games – They beat Ndejje Angels (70-65), Our Saviour (79-51), KCCA Men (92-84), City Oilers (90-82) and Betway Power (71-68). David Deng Kongoror, popularly known as D’Kong in the basketball circles, has been their spine in this impressive start. The UCU student has been dominant…

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Uganda Cranes’ COSAFA bound team managed to take a draw off an AFCON preliminary squad in a friendly played at Namboole. Coach Abdullah Mubiru will stand in for head coach Sebastien Desabre in Durban as Uganda make a guest appearance at the competition at the quarterfinal stage Vs Lesotho. Mubiru was not convinced about his side’s performance in a one all draw, although he had inferior players on paper as compared to the ones in Desabre’s AFCON side. The calm before the storm. FUFA “We still have a long way to go but its a good beginning,” noted Mubiru, who…

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Thursday, May 15 Uganda (AFCON) 1-1 Uganda (COSAFA) The two Uganda Cranes football teams, preparing for Africa Cup of Nations and COSAFA, played to a one all draw in a friendly game at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole. Allan Kayiwa gave the COSAFA bound team a deserved lead when he headed at near post off Mustafa Kiiza’s corner in the 25th minute. Patrick Kaddu equalised for the AFCON preliminary squad after a wonderful cutback from Allan Kyambadde to beat U17 goalkeeper Komakech who had replaced Saidi Keni. Action at Namboole. FUFA The COSAFA team, coached by Abdullah Mubiru, looked the better…

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Thursday, May 16 *Kyetume FC 2-2 Dove FC (Kyetume win 3-2 on penalties) *UPDF FC 1(5)-(4)1 Kansai Plascon Kyetume FC needed penalty shootouts to oust Dove FC to storm the Big League playoffs final. The Masindi based Dove FC came from a goal down twice to draw 2-2 but were thrice unlucky in the penalty shootouts. Steven Sande, Owen Kasule and Vincent Kayizzi scored from 12 yards for the Mukono based side to claim a 3-2 penalty win. Kyetume FC, who had head coach Jackson Mayanja sent to the stands, are now a win away from attaining top flight status.…

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Wednesday, May 15 City Oilers 66-67 JKL Dolphins (13-21, 13-16, 16-17, 24-13) MUK Sparks 57-66 YMCA Lady Hamsters JKL Dolphins beat six time defending champions City Oilers in a National Basketball League game played at YMCA court in Wandegeya, Kampala. The Dolphins broke to a 9-0 lead and could go on to open a 16 point lead midway through the game but had to survive Oilers late surge before sealing a deserved and hard fought 67-66 win. Playing his first game for JKL, Brian Muramba who played for Oilers last season filled the stat sheet with a game high 15…

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The fifth edition of the Standard Chartered Bank cup in Uganda is set for this Saturday, May 18 at Mandela National Stadium. The draws were held on Wednesday morning at Sheraton Kampala Hotel’s Rwenzori Ball Room. 34 teams have been grouped in eight pools, and the competition is expected to be more tight than ever before after last year’s champions CIPLA decided not to take part. Standard Chartered Managing Director Albert Saltson What is at stake is that the eventual winner will earn a team ticket to Anfield, home of Liverpool FC in United Kingdom. Cynthia Mpanga, Standard Chartered’s Corporate…

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All is so far set for the Watoto Wasoka Slums Derby. The annual Slums Derby by Watoto Wasoka provides slum children in Uganda with meaningful opportunities to play, and learning. This year’s – the 7th edition, the tourney is in Kazo at the famous Kazo play grounds from 18 to 19 May 2019. The previous editions have previously been held in Kisenyi, Mulago, Busega, Kamwokya, Kibuli and Kyambogo. The tourney, will for the fourth time have a girls category with over 100 girls slated to take part in the girls edition. Tournament launch The tournament provides a platform where kids…

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Featured Image: Oilers coach Mandy Juruni giving instructions to players. Monitor Wednesday, May 5 Women: MUK Sparks Vs YMCA Lady Hamsters, 6:30 PM Men: City Oilers Vs JKL Dolphins, 8:30 PM City Oilers and JKL Dolphins will be targeting to return to winning ways when both sides face off at YMCA court in Wandegeya, Kampala. Both sides come into the game with a similar 3-2 record – won three and lost twice, and similarly, those two losses have come in their last two games each, as well. After falling to UCU Canons and Warriors back to back, City Oilers will…

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Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) has called off a friendly match between Uganda Silverbacks and Egyptian club Smouha. The two sides were supposed to face off this Friday (May 17) and Sunday (May 19) at MTN arena in Lugogo. The match, was intended to prepare the National team ahead of AFROCAN qualifiers (AFROBASKET for Men) which Uganda will host on June 26, later this year. “Dear all, this is to notify you that the planned friendlies games against Egypt scheduled for this Friday and Sunday have been called off,” reads a message from FUBA head of Marketing Arnold Katabi…

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Its a busy period for Uganda Cranes. Two teams are training simultaneously – one for AFCON while the other for COSAFA Cup. The COSAFA team which is regarded as the B-side, has kicked off their preparations on Tuesday at StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo. The team is under the stewardship of Police FC Coach Abdullah Mubiru and Legendary striker Geoffrey Massa. “Everyone is working hard to represent their nation and that has been encouraging,” said coach Mubiru. “The fitness levels are a bit down which is understandable but they will be ready to go in the next days.” “Am focusing on…

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Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) has this morning unveiled a 300 Million Uganda Shillings package from East African Breweries. Tusker Lite, the premium beer, comes on board with Sh100M per year for three years. They return after sponsoring last season’s playoffs and basketball 3X3 activities. Announcing the partnership at a Press briefing held at Uganda Olympic Committee in Lugogo, FUBA General Secretary Hudson Ssegamwenge noted: “We are pleased that Tusker return on board, this shows the trust and willingness they have in developing basketball and sports in general. “We believe that this package will help our game to grow…

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