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Tearful Papiss Cisse leads memorial service for Cheick Tiote in China before Ivorian’s body is transported home

Tearful Papiss Cisse leads memorial service for Cheick Tiote in China before Ivorian's body is transported home Papiss Cisse fought tears as he spoke about his friend and former Newcastle United team-mate Cheick Tiote during a memorial service in Beijing on Tuesday. Tiote's Beijing Enterprises team-mates paid their respects on Tuesday to the Ivory Coast star, who died in hospital last...

SC Villa’s captain jumps ship over sh30m

By Kampala Sun writer Following grumbles over pay in the past few months, it has now come to pass that SC Villa’s talismanic captain Taddeo Lwanga not play for the Jogoos next season. Word behind the scenes indicates that Lwanga was asking for money, which the club couldn’t afford. He reportedly asked for sh30m and a car...

Uganda Cranes players stranded

By Kampala Sun writer Despite camping in nearby Senegal for close to a week now, the biggest batch pf Uganda Cranes players is still stranded and are yet to arrive in Cape Verde, just hours before their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier The highly billed match kicks off at 4:30 pm (local time) which is 8:30 pm (East...

SILENT PROTEST: Saudi Arabia football team fail to line up for minute’s silence as it is ‘not in keeping with their culture’

THE Saudi Arabia football team ignored a minute’s silence held in memory of the victims of the London Bridge terror attack There was outrage among fans as the Saudi players failed to pause in tribute to the eight people killed in London when three terrorists struck on Saturday night. The pause was held before the country’s World Cup qualifying match against...

RUGBY CRANES SHOW TOTAL FITNESS IN PRAU RUN

By Kampala Sun writer In the last activity preceding the Rugby Cranes Residential Camp, a host of players showed their fitness ahead of their busy international fixtures by out running Uganda’s leading PR and communication professionals. In the 10th edition of the Public Relations Association of Uganda monthly run the rugby national team featured as special guests and they...

Onyango joins team Uganda Cranes set for Senegal showdown

Uganda Cranes shot stopper Denis Onyango and the six summoned KCCA FC players have joined the team in Senegal ahead of the international friendly against Lions of Teranga on Monday night. Micho dropped several players and added Benjamin Ochan, Denis Okot, Derrick Nsibambi, Geoffrey Sserunkuma, Isaac Muleme and Timothy Awany, all from KCCA FC. According to online publication Futaa.com, Onyango, who...

Alisher Usmanov makes £1bn offer to buy Arsenal from owner Stan Kroenke

Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov has reportedly made a £1bn bid to buy out rival shareholder Stan Kroenke at Arsenal. Usmanov, a Russian metals magnate, owns 30 per cent of the club and has approached Kroenke, the sports mogul who controls a 67 per cent stake, to buy out the American. According to the Financial Times, Kroenke has yet to formally respond...

Sheraton Hotel Golf Challenge Set for this weekend

By Kampala Sun writer Sheraton Kampala Hotel has announced the return of the Sheraton Golf Challenge, their traditional Golf tournament that takes place in the Sheraton Gardens, happening this weekend on Saturday, May 20. This year’s theme is celebrating the heritage of Uganda as Sheraton Kampala Hotel formerly known as Apolo Hotel celebrates its Golden Jubilee. “Sheraton is very passionate about...

Rugby bean weevils

By Johnson Were   Coming on the heels of what has been regarded as a poor performance by the Uganda Select side against Kenyan club Kabras recently, the rugby fraternity is looking for ways to avert a crisis on its door step. The poor performance (a draw and a loss) was reportedly due to the bad feeding of the Uganda select...

FUFA boss Magogo lands CAF appointment

By Fred Kyambadde FUFA president Eng. Moses Magogo has been appointed on the CAF Executive Committee. The unprecedented feat for a Ugandan was confirmed during the Executive Committee meeting held in Manama, Bahrain. The 41-year old electrical engineer will attend the meetings of the CAF’s top decision making organ but will not a vote. Magogo, a former United Nations employee will be defending...

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