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Legendary Sportspersons from Uganda

Uganda, over the years, has embraced numerous sports, including athletics, football, boxing, motor sports, etc. Though, the national sport of our country is football, Uganda has produced some fine athletes in other games as well. Athletes in the previous century had to suffer due to various drawbacks such as less viewership and consequently the less amount of funding. However, the...

Ozil Quits Germany over “racism”

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has quit international football, citing the "racism and disrespect" he has faced in Germany over his Turkish roots. The 29-year-old was criticised after being photographed with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a London event in May. He says he received hate mail and threats and was being blamed for Germany's disappointing World Cup. "I am German when...

Former cranes star Savio, wife welcome baby boy

By Joan Murungi Former Cranes footballer Savio kabugo and his wife have welcomed their first child. Leila Nakyanzi gave birth to a baby boy yesterday from Kampala hospital, Kololo and according to Savio, both the mother and baby are doing fine. “Glory be to God that am now daddy Sergio Kabugo Jr. Leila made me the happiest after having accepted to be...

Vipers sack title-winning head coach

By Website writer Uganda Premier League champions Vipers SC have parted company with manager Miguel Da Costa, the club announced Tuesday. In a statement posted on its official Facebook page, the Vipers management said it had relieved the Portuguese manager of his duties as head coach as part of Vipers restructuring process and preparation for the CAF club competitions...

Two France fans die after World Cup celebrations turn violent

By Agencies Two French football fans have died after France's World Cup final celebrations took a violent turn, descending into riots. In the city of Aneccy, a 50-year-old fan from broke his neck after jumping into a canal as the referee's final whistle confirmed France's 4-2 victory over Croatia. Meanhwhile in Saint-Felix, another fan in his thirties died after his car...

Shida Leni Breaks 400m National Record

By Website writer In an amazing display of sustained front running at Kampala's Mandela National Stadium, Shida Leni broke the Ugandan Women’s 400m National Record twice in one day, today! In the morning of the first day of the National Track & Field Championships, in the 400m heats, she ran 52.40 sec, which broke the National Record of 52.47 sec...

Misagga quits as SC Villa president

By Website writer Just weeks after the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) intervened in SC Villa elections, incumbent Ben Misagga has resigned as the president of the club. Misagga announced he is stepping down during a meeting held at Villa Park on Sunday Morning. “My Leadership was supposed to end yesterday, said Misagga on Sunday. “Unfortunately FUFA stopped us from continuing...

Former Cranes International Ausi Kaaya is dead

By Website writer Former Uganda Cranes and proline football club player, Ausi Kaaya, has died. He has breathed his last on Saturday evening at Mulago hospital The Crane international with diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis in 2017 and required over Shs20m to undergo treatment after his plight was reported by Bukedde TV. He had accumulated debts at Kasangati-based Jassinta hospital. Even...

Thousands turn up for Zumba Fest Uganda

By Musa Ssemwanga The first ever Zumba fest in Uganda premiered at the Kabira Country Club Bukoto. Inspired by various styles of Latin American dance,Zumba is an aerobic fitness workout that incorporates dance and movement. From the participants(that included single,married,young and old men and women),we noticed that one doesn't have to be a dance professional to benefit, enjoy...

The first edition of Zumba fest on

By Musa Ssemwanga Dubbed Zumba fest UG ,it will premier this weekend(Saturday 7th) at the Kabira Country Club Bukoto. Inspired by various styles of Latin American dance,Zumba is an aerobic fitness workout that incorporates dance and movement. According to Emolsa, one of the organisers, you don’t have to be a dance professional to benefit, enjoy and participate in Zumba, as long...

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