Kasirye Alex/kmaupadates Football was introduced in Uganda in 1897 by the Archdeacon Reverend Robert Henry Walker of the early Anglican Church Missionaries in Uganda, and indeed, he is the godfather of football in Uganda according to records. In 1911, Semi-organised football started around with mission teams, mainly Nsambya FC and Budo. In 1924, Uganda Football Association (UFA) was formed by King David Chwa II of Buganda, it was a more organized football board. King Chwa started a major tournament trophy called Kabaka’s Cup, later renamed Luwangula Cup It was the first major trophy in the history of Uganda, played annually on a knockout basis. At that time, a number of football clubs had been founded to participate in the Kabaka’s Cup……(Episode II coming soon). Robert Henr
NAIROBI, Kenya: Collins Injera, second on the HSBC Sevens World Series all time try scorers list, has recovered from a hamstring injury that has seen him out of action since December’s season opener in Dubai and is part of Innocent Simiyu’s 13 man squad for the USA and Canada rounds of the campaign. His Stanbic Mwamba team mate Billy Odhiambo makes also the cut for his first appearance of the season after missing the opening four rounds recovering from a shoulder injury. Collins Injera brings a wealth of experience in the team and an added advantage in terms of motivation The duo replace Kabras Sugar’s Brian Tanga and Menengai Cream Homeboyz’ Augustine Lugonzo who were part of the squad in Sydney and Hamilton. Commenting on their inclusion, Simiyu said, “Collins
GABORONE, Botswana: The Botswana Rugby Union Leagues kick-off this weekend in three separate venues. Super Rugby sees Canon Jaguars being pitted against new boys in the Super Rugby league Ryders after they were crowned champions of the President Cup last season gaining promotion to play amongst the big boys. Canon Jaguars ended the 2017 season on high after finishing third and getting the bronze medal, and the fact that they are celebrating their 10th anniversary since the inception of rugby in their club is motivation enough to get that elusive gold medal. Last years runners up Gabs Hogs get their bye and get to relax and watch from the stands while defending champions BDF Cheetahs take on their arch rivals UB Rhinos who they haven’t lost against since the 2015 season.
NAIROBI, Kenya: Kenya U20 Head Coach Paul Odera is happy with his team’s preparations for next month’s Rugby Africa U20 Barthes Cup in Namibia. The former Kenya international was speaking on the sidelines of his side’s build up match against Kenya Cup side Resolution Impala Saracens at the Impala Club on Monday night. “The preparation is going on well. Best thing about this season is that we’ve started early, having started in July last year…it’s been momentum building very slowly.” My objective was to see how the players can deal with the pressures of playing a strong team “Today’s game was fantastic. My objective was to see how the players can deal with the pressures of playing a strong team. We’ve seen that there are players who are able to deal with the pres
Antananarivo, Madagascar: Kasirye Alex/kmaupdates Uganda giants KCCA FC arrived in Antananarivo, Madagascar for the preparations of the preliminary round match of the CAF Champions League against local Champions CNaPs Sport. KCCA FC has been improving over years in the inter-continental ties, eventually, putting up a tight competition against former Champions Mamelodi Sundown in the first round of last season Champions League, slightly losing out on a 3:2 aggregate to late the defending Champions through to the group stages, nevertheless, finally making it to the group stages of CAF Confederation Cup after eliminating Egypt’s Al Masry. According to KCCA FC manager, Mike Hillary Mutebi, his target is to reach this season CAF Champions’ League group stages. However, he never u
HARARE, Zimbabwe: Peter de Villiers has officially been appointed this morning as the new head coach of Zimbabwe’s national team (“the Sables”). His mission is to qualify the team for the next Rugby World Cup (Japan, 20th September - 2nd November 2019). To win their ticket, The Sables will face Namibia, Kenya, Uganda, Tunisia and Morocco during the Rugby Africa Gold Cup (June – August 2018) The winner will directly qualify to the World Cup where they will face New Zealand, South Africa and Italy in Pool B; the second will access to the repechage tournament. Zimbabwe took part in the Rugby World Cup two times in its history (1987 and 1991). Peter de Villiers said during the press conference that he was delighted at his new move and assured not only Zimbabwe rugby
Kampala, Uganda: Kasirye Alex/kmaupdates African top annual Inter continental Clubs football tournament "CAF Champions League" begins this weekend with the first leg of the preliminary round across the continent. According to the format, Clubs that qualify from the preliminary round will feature in the first round stage before qualifying for final group stages, both rounds are based on a two leg competition. Current Champions Wydad Casablanca will begin defending their trophy during the first round stage. Egypt's Al Ahly, Etoile du Sahel of Tunisia, Congolese TP Mazembe, and South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns are the other Clubs have been granted byes at the initial round. Zambia’s power house Zesco and Zanaco are some of the favorites in the preliminary, Tunia’s Esperance,
Kampala, Uganda: Peter Seruwagi who was challaged by President Idi Amin and a former Uganda National Team Boxing coach in 1970s dies. Seruwagi who have been diagnosed with diabetes and high blood pressure for a long time took his last breath on Tuesday 6th January 2018. Seruwagi is commonly remembered for an unexpected Boxing bout with former Uganda President Idi Amin Dada during the opening ceremony of the Sixth All Africa Amateur Boxing Championships in Lugogo, Kampala, on December 9, 1974. Without any warning, Amin, who was presiding over the opening event, decided that he would take on national boxing coach Peter Seruwagi in a curtain raiser. The fight was not on the programme but it was Amin’s way of conducting affairs The Lugogo Indoor Stadium went wild with cheers