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Tension as Uganda Volleyball federation goes to polls. Gym instructor vies for presidency!

Uganda Volleyball Federation goes to polls this Sunday at the UOC offices. But this is no ordinary election. The incumbent Sadik Nasiwu who has been at the helm of Volleyball governing body was forced by a rebel group led by Warren Muhangi and Joseph Ssempira not to seek re-election. Sadik however claims he had promised to only run for two...

NSSF Kampala Hash Seven Hills Run launched

The National Social Security Fund (NSSF), together with Kampala Capital City Authority and Kampala Hash House Harriers, have today launched the second edition of the NSSF Kampala Hash Seven Hills Run aimed at raising sh200 Million to renovate public schools in Kampala. The run will be held on March 12, 2017 starting at Pearl Africa Primary School, Nsambya. It will...

Sport: Will City Oilers crumble after Kami Kabange’s departure?

By Richard Wetaya If there was one discernible lesson to draw from last week’s national basketball league finals between Betway Power and the City Oilers; it was that the City Oilers are still a cut above their league opponents. For the record, the Oilers will continue to dominate; if their opponents do not quickly chalk up to their losing experiences. After the...

Toast of the continent: Warm welcome as Edgar Watson delivers Uganda Cranes’ continental accolade

The just concluded CAF Glo Awards might have been headlined by Uganda Cranes and Mamelodi Sundown’s goalkeeper, Dennis Onyango, but we cannot discredit the strides taken by the national team, the Uganda Cranes. The Uganda Cranes made a meal out of the nominations that pitted them against 2016 CHAN winners DR Congo and Senegal that qualified for AFCON unbeaten. For...

CAF Champions League: Big Money and prestige at Stake for KCCA F.C

By Nelson Sengooba KCCA F.C Vs CD Premeiro de Agosto ; CAF Champions League Preliminary Round, 1st Leg Friday February 10, 2017 KCCA (Uganda) Vs Club Desportivo 1 de Agosto (Angola) – Phillip Omondi stadium, Lugogo @ 4pm Match Officials: Israel Mpaima (centre referee), Peter Sabatia (1st Assistant) and Joshua Achila (2nd Assistant) There are many incentives for footballers to succeed, money...

Heineken renews UEFA Champions League sponsorship

HEINEKEN has announced that it has extended its current agreement with UEFA to sponsor the UEFA Champions League for a further three years. The new agreement will see Heineken, the world's leading international premium beer brand; continue as an official partner of the world's most prestigious club football competition until the end of the 2021 competition. The partnership also includes the...

Sekatawa steps down as URA FC chairman.

By Norah Mukimba Long serving chairman of Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Ali Sekatawa has been replaced. Sekatawa, who was unanimously re-elected Chairman of the club on a second five year term in July 2016, was replaced by James Kiiza, a man who challenged him for the same slot last year. Kizza is an assistant commissioner for information technology....

The return of the prodigal son: Emmanuel Okwi seeks redemption with SC Villa

By Nelson Ssengooba Danish club Sonderjyske found it ideal to tear up Emmanuel Okwi’s five year contract earlier this month and received no money in return. Okwi is an extreme example of one of the striking traits of contemporary football – discipline required of professional footballers and the money that falls their way. His football life story since he burst on the...

Transfer day deadline: Farouk Miya shipped out on loan.

Uganda Cranes midfielder Farouk Miya has joined Royal Excel Mouscron on loan from Standard Liege. The club confirmed the short loan deal between the two sides has been reached which will see the midfielder spend the rest of the 2016-17 at Royal Excel Mouscron, fellow Belgium Division A side. “Standard de Liège, Royal Excel Mouscron and Farouk MIYA have reached...

AFCON 2017: UGANDA CRANES’ MOMENT OF TRUTH: MAKE US DREAM!

By Richard Wetaya The African Cup of Nations soccer is set to kick off in Gabon tomorrow and as you would expect, there is a real palpable sense of anticipation, not only amongst Uganda Cranes fans but multitudes of soccer fans across the continent. With the Cranes playing at the tournament for the first time in close to four decades, the...

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