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.

Thursday, May 9 Kitara Vs Kireka Kiboga Young Vs Kira United Bumate Vs Water FC Kabale Sharp Vs Proline FC Kansai Plascon Vs Dove FC Nebbi Central Vs UPDF Entebbe Vs Kyetume Kataka Vs Amuka BS Dove All Stars Vs Wakiso Giants Uganda’s football league second tier, the FUFA Big league will climax today with nine games on the trot. Elgon group Champions Wakiso Giants will be targeting to end on a high when they face Dove All Stars on the road. However, the hosts still have much to play for – a play off spot is still in their…

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Wednesday, May 8 *UMU Ravens 82-56 YMCA Lady Hamsters *Betway Power 68-71 UCU Canons UCU Canons managed to overcome Betway Power to register a 68-71 hard fought victory in a National Basketball League game played at MTN Indoor Arena in Lugogo. The victory comes on the back of another big win for the Canons who had beaten up on Oilers 90-82 at YMCA on Sunday, despite missing Coach Nicholas Natuhereza in both games. UCU’s starters showed up with strong displays: Titus Lual had 14 points, double doubles from Fadhil Chuma (10 points and 16 rebounds) and David Deng (12 points…

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Thursday, May 9 Kitara Vs Kireka Kiboga Young Vs Kira United Bumate Vs Water FC Kabale Sharp Vs Proline FC Kansai Plascon Vs Dove FC Nebbi Central Vs UPDF Entebbe Vs Kyetume Kataka Vs Amuka BS Dove All Stars Vs Wakiso Giants Proline FC will be targeting direct promotion back to the Uganda Premier League when they visit Kabale Sharp on the road in the last day of the season. Shafic Bisaso’s charges suffered a minor set back after being pegged back by a one all draw against Kansai Plascon, in a game which a win would have guaranteed their…

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Wednesday, May 8 Uganda – 100/5 Kenya – 96/7 (20 ov, tgt 101) *Uganda win by 4 runs Uganda’s senior women cricket team, the lady cricket cranes have registered a failed campaign at the ongoing ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Africa Region Qualifiers at Harare. Uganda managed to beat Kenya by 4 runs for their second group B win but the effort was not enough to see the side top the Pool where only one team was required to go through to the finals. Uganda had won their opening game against Sierra Leone by 90 runs but were pegged back…

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The future of Ugandan football is in the right hands if we are to go with the new strategies that Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) have come up with. FUFA on Wednesday morning, have launched a new football tournament – FUFA Primary Schools Championship Odilo. As the name goes, the competition is for the Primary level schools who will be competing at the district level before joining regions and nationals. Eng Moses Magogo. FUFA “We want to become the number one federation in Africa,” started FUFA president Moses Magogo who was speaking during the launch held at FUFA house…

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The Brian Umony Foundation, an initiative of current Express FC striker Brian Umony, has received boost ahead of their coming endeavours. The foundation on Monday received 20 Footballs worth Sh150000 each. “As a foundation we are extremely glad that NCS supported the cause, the foundation has several activities that are planned and the footballs will certainly help in the activities,” said the foundation’s CEO Peter Tabu. Tabu who also doubles as a Sports journalist with Radio City, hinted that the balls will be used at the upcoming Charity event at Bukoto at the end of this month. CEO Tabu (left)…

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Wednesday, May 8 Women: *UMU Ravens Vs YMCA Lady Hamsters, 6:30 PM Men: *Betway Power Vs UCU Canons, 8:30 PM National Basketball League will continue on Wednesday, free for Ladies, with two games at MTN Indoor Arena in Lugogo, Kampala. The men’s game will see Betway Power seek to end UCU Canons’ unbeaten run – The Mukono based team together with Warriors are the only teams yet to taste league defeat. However, UCU are aware of Power’s threat. “It is a big game, we will try our best to play our game,” Joas Maheta, UCU Canons guard told The SportsNation.…

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Featured Image: Coach George Ssemwogerere speaking in a presser. Courtesy photo Thursday, May 9 Express FC Vs Bright Stars, 3:00 PM (Betway Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku) Express FC coach George ‘Sim’ Ssemwogerere is positive that he will oust Bright Stars in the semifinals of the 2018/19 Stanbic Uganda Cup. This will be the second leg after the duel in Mwererwe ended one all – Nelson Ssenkatuka’s penalty, two minutes after Michael Birungi had given Express the lead, gave Bright Stars hope ahead of the second leg on May 9 in Wankulukuku. The Red Eagles failed to capitalise on a numerical…

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The earlier decision by USPA to name Kasana Secondary school as the Best Sports Personality of the concluded month of April is a reminiscent, in fact tantamount to April fools day. Pun intended. The country’s Sports Press Association on a Monday sitting named Kasana Luwero SS after their triumph at the concluded National Schools Boxing Championship where they won in both categories – Boys and girls. However, USPA has turned back the decision after finding out that event which Kasana was voted upon actually took place in March, not April. Boxing action in Lugogo. Courtesy photo It should be noted…

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Just like electricity, talent cannot be preserved and is wasted if not put to use. Ihoops Basketball camp has for the past five years provided a platform where kids can build on their talents. All is now set for the eighth edition of the kids camp which is scheduled to tip-off next week, May 13-17th at MTN Indoor Arena in Lugogo. Komakech watches as Kids put in practice what he preached. Ihoops photo “We plan on having a lot of different activities this camp like having friendly games with a few selected international schools this holiday that we have engaged,”…

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Leading online betting company in Uganda, Betway has continued with their soft heart after extending support to Kampala City Deaf Football Club. The boost comes ahead of the team’s preparations for the National Deaf Holiday Challenge Cup (NDHC) that kickoff from May 8– 11, 2019 in Soroti. Kampala City Deaf FC will be seeking to defend their title defense at the upcoming seventh edition. “As Betway Uganda, we believe in a society that is happy and cheerful, the reason we set out to always give back to the community on a monthly basis through our Corporate Social Responsibility,” said Betway’s…

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Featured Image: Juma Balinya in action against URA FC at Lugogo Juma Balinya collected his golden boot and Sh1M from Uganda Premier League offices in Namboole on Monday. The forward, who received a National team call up, bags the accolade after an individual successful campaign that saw him score 19 league goals. His tally was raced up by an hat-trick he scored against Paidha Black angels plus three braces each against Mbarara City, SC Villa and Onduparaka FC. He came three goals better than Bright Stars’ fast striker Nelson Ssenkatuka who scored five on the final day to finish with…

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Monday, May 6 Namibia – 115/6 Uganda – 101/9 (20 ov) *Namibia win by 14 runs Uganda’s race to defend the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Africa Regional qualifiers took a wrong turn after the side lost their first game of the ongoing championship in Harare, Zimbabwe. The Lady Cricket Cranes lost to Namibia by 14 runs in a game that provided a scintillating finish. After winning the opener against Sierra Leone by 90 runs on Sunday, every thing was going on plan, including winning the toss on Monday which Kevin Awino chose to bat last. Despite strong efforts from…

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Uganda Cranes coach has Sebastien Desabre has summoned the two squads for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations and COSAFA. Uganda qualified to play in AFCON which is set in June in Egypt and are in group A alongside the hosts, DR Congo and Zimbabwe. The summoned AFCON squad is a provisional with locally based players. However, Daniel Isiagi, Bevis Mugabi and Khalid Aucho have also been added to the squad after their seasons ended. Desabre (white) in training with Cranes. FUFA Hassan Wasswa and Godfrey Walusimbi who are unattached, have also been named. The AFCON squad will camp at…

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Wednesday, May 1 Women: *JKL Lady Dolphins 75-64 KIU Rangers Men: *KCCA Men 84-92 UCU Canons *KIU Titans 62-73 Warriors Friday, May 3 *A1 Challenge 70-63 MUK Sparks *Betway Power 62-92 Warriors Saturday, May 4 *KCCA Leopards 81-59 Nkumba Lady Marines *KIU Rangers 53-42 YMCA Lady Hamsters *KCCA Men 75-77 Ndejje University Angels *City Oilers 95-60 Kampala University *KIU Titans 53-42 Falcons Sunday, May 5 *Angels 39-69 JKL Lady Dolphins *KIU Rangers 54-56 A1 Challenge *UCU Canons 90-82 City Oilers (after 2 overtime) *Our Saviour 43-66 Betway Power *JKL Dolphins 54-68 KIU Titans The National Basketball League continues to have…

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“Don’t be shy, feel comfortable,” Hashima Batamuriza advised her daughter Husna Kukundakwe who looked restless sitting in a boardroom full of Journalists. There seated, staring at everyone who flocked the already packed room to witness her flag off event ahead of a Swimming championship in Singapore. Born by Batamuriza and husband Ahmed Asiimwe, Husna’s parents did not expect her, born with a stump in place of a right hand and and a left with three short fingers, to survive her first few days in the world let alone flourishing in the pool. Her achievements under water defies belief. Husna. Kigozi…

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Mohammed Irfan Afridi, commonly known as Lala in the Cricket circles has not been included in Uganda Cricket Cranes squad that will represent in the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Africa finals set in Kampala in May 17-25. Afridi was controversially suspended in September last year by ICC. The allegations occurred during Uganda’s match against the USA when the match umpires informed captain Roger Mukasa that Afridi was chucking! Consequently, he was suspended from playing in International Cricket after his bowling action was found illegal from a video analysis taken. Missing in action. Lala in Uganda colours. Courtesy photo…

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Sunday, May 5 Uganda – 143/2 Sierra Leone – 53(16/5/20). Ug win by 90 runs Uganda started their ICC Women’s T20 Africa regional title defence on a bright note after beating Sierra Leone in a group B game played at Harare, Zimbabwe. Damalie Busingye collected a player of the match performance with with the bat while Consy Aweko flourished wit the ball for the Lady Cricket Cranes, who set 143 for the fall of two wickets, to win by 90 runs. Uganda will return to action on Tuesday with a game against Namibia before facing Kenya on Wednesday. Elsewhere, Namibia,…

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Sunday, May 5 Uganda 12-14 Brazil (after overtime) Uganda’s world cup dream was ended by Brazil after a quarter final 12-14 defeat at Hiram Bithorn in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Despite putting up a good display by the whole squad of Claire Lamunu, Jamila Nansikombi, Rita Imanishimwe and Sarah Ageno, the Gazelles failed to find the cutting edge before falling to Brazil in overtime. Uganda had looked a better side from the start but failed to create a big gap as Brazil kept coming back before a couple of failed layups including Imanishimwe’s that could have given Uganda an edge…

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Sunday, May 5 *Proline 1-2 Kyetume FC (3-3 on aggregate,Proline win 4-3 via penalties) Proline needed penalty shootouts to eliminate fellow Big league side Kyetume FC in the 2019 Uganda Cup semis. After winning the first leg 2-1 in Mukono last week, it looked like a done deal for Proline, however, Kyetume put up a strong surge at Lugogo’s turf to level proceedings. Cephas Kabugu scored from the spot to hand Kyetume FC an halftime lead. Ibrahim Bonyo equalised for the hosts before veteran Patrick Ochan regained the lead for Kyetume. Proline FC. Courtesy photo Proline managed to progress 4-3…

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