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.

Betway Power’s shooting Guard Stephen Wundi is on his way out, SportsNation can confirm. The South Sudanese joined Power from UCU Canons after graduating with a Law degree at the Christian University in 2018. “Am ending my tenure with the club,” Wundi exclusively told SportsNation. “Am going back to South Sudan for other personal engagements.” He has terminated his two year contract with the club to rejoin the Sudanese league. Whereas he’s still in the country, he hinted to this website that he will be on the road back home this Sunday. Wundi (5) in a league game against KCCA…

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It’s official. A Ghanaian is Uganda U17 and U20 national football teams coach. Fabin Kwesi was named and unveiled on Wednesday by FUFA president Eng Moses Magogo at FUFA house in Mengo. Kwesi, given a short spell of just one year renewable contract, has been tasked with guiding the Cubs (U17 team) at the U17 AFCON which kicks-off in Tanzania in April. Kwesi’s first professional managerial job was with Heart of Lions (Ghana) in 2006. Since then, he held stints with Asante Kotoko (twice), Inter Allies FC, Hearts of Oak. He was appointed as the coach of Ghana’s U17 team…

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Uganda’s Netball Club National Insurance Corporation (NIC) have promised to recover their honour in the region. The side have been flagged off to take part in the East Africa Netball Championship due March 23-31, in Zanzibar. NIC is one of the four teams to represent Uganda at this meet – KCCA, Prisons and KIU (Men) are the other teams. Team manager Josephine Uchanda explained that the team is ready to win: “The girls have worked hard, prepared for a good long time and am sure that they will go and bring the trophy home.” The team is leaving for Zanzibar…

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Uganda Premier League team Police FC are dreaming big – The Club are planning to build their own stadium. This, was revealed by Club Chairman Assistant Inspector General Asan Kasingye during the unveiling of Centenary Bank as their new partner in Naguru on Tuesday. AIGP Kasingye during the unveiling of Centenary bank as new partner. Courtesy photo “We are going to have our own playing surface,” revealed an excited Kasingye who was speaking to the Journalists. “This will be developed in the coming years.” “This is a Five year plan and it’s a move that we think can move the…

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Football governing body in Uganda, FUFA has appointed Ghanian Coach Samuel Paa Kwesi Fabien as the new Uganda National U17 football team, the Uganda Cubs, coach. The Ghanian, a former Asante Kotoko Coach has been given a one year contract. “His arrival will greatly improve us,” said a pleased FUFA President Moses Magogo in a Press Briefing on Wednesday morning at Mengo. “Its our dream that we be able to break into the top leagues in Europe to strengthen, and that is why we have brought in someone with experience,” Magogo added. Fabin who comes with plenty of experience after…

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The kick off for the second edition of the FUFA Drum is around the corner, and the provinces have started to summon their squads ahead of the upcoming tussle. Latest is Acholi who have summoned a 25 man squad that bolsters mostly top flight league players. Acholi will start their campaign with a big game at home against neighbours Karamoja. Bunyoro and West Nile are the other teams that make up group C. Oscar Agaba, Fred Agandu and Denis Okot are the players from Onduparaka who have been summoned to play for Acholi. Only Ojara James (St Marys Kitende), Ogik…

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Wednesday, March 20 *Nigeria Vs Uganda – Windhoek Affies Park *Kenya Vs Tanzania – Wanderers Cricket Ground *Namibia Vs Sierra Leone – United Ground Uganda’s U19 National Cricket team will return to action on Wednesday for their third game at the ongoing International Cricket Council (ICC) Africa U-19 World Cup Qualifier (Div. I) in Windhoek, Namibia. The Baby Cricket Cranes have had a perfect start so far – winning two from as many attempts. Jackson Ogwang’s charges topped the Migingo Derby with a 70 run victory before overcoming Sierra Leone by 75 runs. Nigeria on the other hand, are still…

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With about six games to the end of the 2018/19 StarTimes Uganda Premier League season, Police FC have received a financial boost. The Club has obtained Sh10M from banking institution Centenary Bank, in a new partnership that is expected to grow bigger in the coming years. This, was revealed in a press briefing held at Police headquarters in Naguru held on Tuesday afternoon. “I am very delighted with this new partnership,” started Assistant Inspector General of Police, Asan Kasingye. “They have been watching Police play and got attracted with our entertaining football.” The details of the partnership remain in shade,…

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KCCA FC youngster Julius Poloto has been named in a 33 provisional man squad for Bukeddi Province ahead of their FUFA Drum opener to face Teso. Bukeddi will look to reach this year’s finals, after getting knocked out by eventual winners Buganda, at the semis. The summoned squad however doesn’t include Uganda Cranes stars Denis Onyango, Farouk Miya and Ismail Watenga who are part of the Cranes team in Egypt. Bukeddi team against Buganda in last year’s semis. FUFA However Salim Jamal and Moses Opondo are the foreign based players included. David Owori (SC Villa), Peter Magambo (KCCA), Ronald Musana…

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Sunday, March 24 Tanzania Vs Uganda, 6:00 PM Uganda Cranes captain Denis Onyango and four other foreign based players have joined the Cranes team in a camp in Egypt. The team is in preparations to face Tanzania this Sunday at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium for the AFCON qualifier, where Uganda Cranes have already sealed their feat. Beside the Sundowns shot stopper, the other players include Edris Lubega, Joseph Ochaya, Khalid Aucho and Salim Jamal, FUFA confirmed. es The ten local based players who left Entebbe were joined by three Tanzania based stars Murushid Juuko, Emmanuel Okwi and Nico Wakiro Wadada in…

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Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) under its judicial body Competitions Disciplinary Committee (CDP) has imposed a ban and fine on Onduparaka goalkeeper and the club, respectively. This is in regard to the refusal to change jersey by goalkeeper Nicholas Ssebwato and Onduparaka FC fans throwing bottles on the field of play during a league game against Vipers at Greenlight Stadium on February 26, 2019. Fan seen holding a bottle inside Greenlight stadium Vs Vipers. Onduparaka photo SportsNation can confirm that Ssebwato has been banned for Two (2) FUFA competitions matches and Onduparaka fined Sh1M for failing to control their…

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Sunday, March 24 Tanzania Taifa Stars Vs Uganda Cranes, 6:00 PM (Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium) Tanzanian Fans and Sports Journalists inclusive, have been told to rally behind their team as they face Uganda Cranes in a crucial upcoming AFCON qualification game. Tanzania will face the Cranes this Sunday, March 24 at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in the last group L game, with the hosts needing to win to have a chance of making the Africa Cup of Nations set to take place in Egypt in June. “All am asking for is to continue to support Taifa Stars with prayers for the…

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Football administrator, turned a critic on social media, Engineer Ben Misagga has verbally attacked FUFA president Moses Magogo, again. Over the weekend, the football governing body in the country held a FUFA Cup of hope for the inmates of Luzira Upper Prison, a move that Misagga suggests that is not taking the game forward. The former SC Villa President who is a big critic of FUFA, went to his official Twitter handle to reveal his underlying anger. FUFA President Magogo (10) in a game at Luzira. FUFA photo “Why don’t you play those games in schools,” Misagga retweeted on Magogo’s…

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The 2019 Uganda Muslim Education Association (UMEA) committee has confirmed that there will be zero tolerance to cheating ahead of the coming games next month. Chairman for the UMEA games organizing committee Hajji Twahil Kiteezala revealed the development during the press launch of the 2019 games held at Kibuli SS on Monday morning. The games, which are played by Islamic secondary schools, are to be held at Kasawo Islamic SS starting from 19-22 April. Hajji Kitezaala speaking to the press inside a packed room, warned: “We promise commitment and zero tolerance to cheating, some game masters use various illicit means…

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StarTimes Uganda Premier League match between URA FC and BUL FC has been rescheduled. The match was supposed to take place on Sunday, March 3rd but was called off due to unavailability of Mandela National Stadium Namboole – Home of URA. League Secretariat has rescheduled the game, and will now be played on Friday 22 March 2018 at the same venue. This was confirmed in the Document seen by this website, dated March 18, signed by UPL CEO Bernard Bainamani shared to both teams, FUFA and StarTimes among others. The reverse fixture in the first round ended goalless at FUFA…

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Football governing body in Uganda, FUFA under the Competition Disciplinary Panel, has banned and fined Nyamityobora FC manager for acts of violence. Sulait Makumbi attacked the officiating team aftera league game where hosts Nyamityobora lost 1-0 to Vipers at Kakyeka Stadium on February 5. Vipers won via Noah Wafula’s volleyed effort from Yayo Lutimba’s cross as the Venoms went second on the league table. Action between Nyamityobora and Vipers. Nyami photo. The document confirming the ban, dated March 15 2019, seen by SportsNation reads: “The CDP noted that according to the referee, the club’s team manager Sulait Makumbi protested against…

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Saturday, March 17 Gor Mahia (Kenya) 1-0 Petro Atletico (Angola) Uganda’s left back Shafic Batambuze had a night to remember, to say the least, as Gor Mahia squeezed through by the skin of their teeth to the knock out of the 2018/19 CAF Confederations Cup. Batambuze who joined Gor in 2018 as a free agent after his contract with Tanzanian side Singida ended, was sent off on his birthday late in the game. “Always God is the best,” posted Batambuze after the game. “My day could have been bad because of the red card I got but there’s something called…

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Youngster Anukani Bright has confessed that he feels greatly motivated after scoring his first goal on the first attempt for Uganda Cranes. Playing on his debut, Proline’s new kid on the block marked his cameo appearance with a statement goal when he calmly slotted home the fourth for Cranes to seal a comfortable 4-0 win against Kampala Region select team. The goal, was the final nail in Kampala Region’s coffin in a Regional tour match played at StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo. Speaking with SportsNation, the shy but silky and incisive midfielder revealed: “I feel good for scoring a goal in…

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City Oilers point guard Daniel Juuko says that he expects to take a big leap forward this upcoming season. The National Basketball League season is set to tip-off midway through next month – 12th April. Defending six time champions City Oilers will tussle with Betway Power in the opener, a game that will follow the Women tie between KCCA Leopards and JKL Lady Dolphins. Najja wants to be integral for Oilers this season. Courtesy photo Najja as known by many in the Basketball circles, has seen his minutes reduce on court in the past season(s). “I didn’t get enough playing…

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Probably Uganda’s best Boxing export Sharif ‘The Lion’ Bogere has sent out strong advice to local boxers who are willing to make it to the top. Bogere who recently made a shock return to Uganda after a 12 year stay in the United States, met with Local boxers on Sunday afternoon at the Lugogo gym. Members from Boxing Clubs – Lukanga, East Coast, Police, Kololo High, University of Pain, Ice-mark, Sparks and Zzana attended the meet. In his remarks, he told the attentive boxers to desist from using performance enhancing drugs so as to protect their future and health status.…

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