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Two Ugandans shortlisted as “Future Stars”

By Website writer Two of the 25 shortlisted applicants for the WorldRemit Future Stars football coaching programme are from Uganda. The Future Stars programme was launched in August to offer local coaches from across Africa the chance to attend an exclusive new training camp with Arsenal’s top Soccer Schools coaches in London. The programme is a new initiative set up...

Jack Pemba offers rally driver Ambrose Byona sponsorship deal

By Norah Mukimba A blend of countless factors that are on and off the rally course have this year hindered rally driver Ambrose Byoona from carrying on from his 2016/2017 heroics. However, Byoona who is yet to make an appearance is confident to come back stronger after landing a juicy sponsorship deal with self-proclaimed sports philanthropist Jack Pemba. According to the sources,...

Gor Mahia chairman blasts Walusimbi on Kaizer Chiefs move

By Website writer Following the surprise news of Gor Mahia defender Godfrey Walusimbi’s ‘move’ to South African side Keizer Chiefs, the club’s chairman Ambrose Rachier has given a word on what unfolded. Rachier told the official Gor Mahia website that Walusimbi made it to South Africa without any sort of permission or notifying the club. “Let it be known that Walusimbi...

Bryan White gets new title

By Paul Waiswa Bryan White foundation boss, Bryan White was last evening given a new name by the Prime Minister of Lugbara kingdom. The fight against poverty campaigner was received by enthusiastic youth as he arrived at Green Light Stadium, the home of Onduparaka FC for the FUFA Drum Tournament match between West Nile and Busoga. The delighted youth carried...

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...

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