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FUFA Candidates pick forms

FUFA Candidates pick forms

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, FIFA, Football, FUFA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, UGANDA, WORLD
Incumbent FUFA President and Candidate Engineer Moses Magogo picks forms to stand for another term in the same Capacity. Incumbent FUFA President and Candidate Engineer Moses Magogo talks to Journalists after picking forms to stand for another term in the same Capacity. Incumbent FUFA President and Candidate Engineer Moses Magogo with his Supporters after picking forms to stand for another term in the same Capacity. Hon. Allan Sewanyana picks forms to stand for Presidency of FUFA . Hon. Allan Sewanyana picks forms to stand for Presidency of FUFA . Hon. Allan Sewanyana picks forms to stand for Presidency of FUFA . FUFAPresidentialPolls: Electoral Committee confirms that Mr. Mujib Kasule did not return the nomination forms today as per the time (Midday) that was al...
Hon Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi was on Saturday morning (May 15, 2021) re-elected unopposed to retain her position as the FUFA third Vice President for a period 2021-2025.

Hon Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi was on Saturday morning (May 15, 2021) re-elected unopposed to retain her position as the FUFA third Vice President for a period 2021-2025.

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, FIFA, Football, FUFA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Sports
In her position, Nakiwala, who is also currently the Minister of State for Youth and Children Affairs will continue to represent Uganda Premier League (UPL) and FUFA Big League (FBL) clubs at the FUFA Executive Committee. Nakiwala is a prominent politician and businesswoman, who was once Express FC chairperson between June 2016 to Feb 2018. The development means that Hon Nakiwala will continue representing Uganda Premier League Clubs at FUFA General Assembly, a position she initially got back in 2017 when she beat Diana Nyago. The former Express FC chairman takes the seat unopposed this time after no other candidate had shown interest by this week’s deadline. The presiding officer Denis Ojwee, on Saturday May 15, declared Hon Nakiwala the new VP. “I would like t...
Sportsmen can still serve the country after retirement – President Museveni

Sportsmen can still serve the country after retirement – President Museveni

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, FUFA, Sports, UGANDA
The President of the Republic of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has proposed that the Government should consider supporting sports heroes who retire by offering them bursaries to study so that they are able to get employment in other professional disciplines they desire or get employment with the Government. The President’s statement was made at a function held in Statehouse-Entebbe on Thursday evening to recognize former Uganda Cranes Captain Dennis Onyango. President Museveni ‘At 35, a sportsman can still serve the country for another 20 years if deployed in civil service or given bursaries to train in higher institutions of learning in a discipline of their choice’ said President Museveni. Onyango-appreciated-by-Museveni-and-first-lady-Janet-awarded-with-car- President Mu...
2021 FUFA ELECTIONS:  SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS (SIGS)

2021 FUFA ELECTIONS: SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS (SIGS)

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, FIFA, FUFA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Sports
Uganda Football Referees Association (UFRA) Chairman/Delegate: Ronnie  Kalema-Unopposed Delegate: Brian Miiro Nsubuga -Unopposed Delegate: Rosebell  Rwamuyamba Ram Delegate unopposed Uganda Football Coaches Association (UFCA) Chairman/Delegate: Livingstone Kyambadde -Unopposed Frank Anyau Delegate-Unopposed  Uganda Beach Soccer Association (UBSA) Chairman/Delegate: Deo Mutabazi -Unopposed Delegate: Anthony Tumwesigye Unopposed Futsal Association Uganda (FAU) Chairman/Delegate: Hamzah Jjunju- Unopposed Delegate: Patrick  Lugemwa-Unopposed Uganda Football Players Association (UFPA) Chairman/Delegate: Paul Ssali- Unopposed Delegate: Fred Tamale - Unopposed Uganda Schools Football Association (USFA) Cha...
FUFA Women Super League: Ikwaput puts UCU Lady Cardinals to the sword as Lady Doves stage comeback

FUFA Women Super League: Ikwaput puts UCU Lady Cardinals to the sword as Lady Doves stage comeback

AFRICA, FUFA, Sports
FUFA Women Super League Lady Doves 2-1 UCU Lady Cardinals Fazila Ikwaput continued with her brilliant performance at the ongoing FUFA Women Super League with yet another individual show. The striker netted twice as Lady Doves staged a comeback against UCU Lady Cardinals in the first game played on Wednesday. The 2019 League Champions had taken the lead in the 18th minute through skipper Hasifa Nassuna but Ikwaput came to the party scoring a goal in either half. Nassuna struck home from the spot after Rashida Nankya had brought down Harriet Muwugumya in the area. UCU Lady Cardinals celebrating their goal. UCU Lady Cardinals started on the front foot and had several opportunities but failed to stretch their lead. Ikwaput who was silent in the opening stages of the ga...
FUFA Women Super League: Olila High School make light work of Isra Soccer Academy to brighten playoff hopes

FUFA Women Super League: Olila High School make light work of Isra Soccer Academy to brighten playoff hopes

AFRICA, FUFA, Sports, UGANDA
FUFA Women Super League UCU Lady Cardinals 1-2 Lady Doves Isra Soccer Academy 0-3 Olila High School WFC Olila High School gave their hopes of progressing to the playoffs of the FUFA Women Super League a huge boost after overcoming Isra Soccer Academy on Wednesday. A perfect outing for the Soroti based side took them to four points with one game to play (against UCU Lady Cardinals). Olila High School players celebrating their opening goal Isra Soccer Academy looked an improvement side from their first game against Lady Doves but Olila High School on the other hand did just enough to win the game. Grace Aluka netted a brace while midfielder Dorcus Aarakit added the other as Pande Cifu’s charges secured a 3-0 win. Olila defender Bira Nadunga (in white) dispossesses Jo...
City win Carabao Cup for fourth consecutive year

City win Carabao Cup for fourth consecutive year

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, FIFA, FUFA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, London, Manchester City, premier league, Sports, Spurs, UGANDA, UN
Aymeric Laporte was City’s hero, heading home from Kevin De Bruyne’s free-kick in the 82nd minute to give Pep Guardiola’s side a thoroughly deserved victory, which sees us move level with Liverpool as the most successful side the competition’s history. City rose to the occasion at Wembley Stadium, where the most surprising aspect of the contest was that it took so long for a goal to come. The defending champions were in total control from the first minute and but for some heroic last ditch defending, would have been out of sight at half time. Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld both made goal saving blocks to deny Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden, as Spurs were forced to withstand wave after wave of City attack in a particularly one-sided opening 45-minutes in which Zack Steffen didn’t...
Leeds hold Man Utd 0-0 to leave City close to title

Leeds hold Man Utd 0-0 to leave City close to title

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, FIFA, Football, FUFA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Leeds, London, Manchester United, premier league, Sports, UGANDA, UK, USA, WORLD
Goalless draw means Manchester City can be crowned PL champions as early as next Sunday Manchester United were held to a 0-0 draw at Leeds United that gives Manchester City the chance to win the title next weekend. Manchester United substitute Paul Pogba goes to ground during the closing stages The Red Devils are now 10 points behind the league leaders with five matches left, meaning City will win the title if they beat Crystal Palace on Saturday and Man Utd lose to Liverpool on Sunday. Bruno Fernandes brings the ball forward for Manchester United as they search for a late goal at Elland Road The visitors had the best opportunities at Elland Road, with Marcus Rashford going closest in the first half as his free-kick was well saved by Illan Meslier. Mason Greenwood gets a...
Nketiah strikes late to deny Fulham victory

Nketiah strikes late to deny Fulham victory

AFRICA, Arsenal, EAST AFRICA, FUFA, Fulham, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, premier league, UGANDA, WORLD
Substitute Eddie Nketiah scored in the seventh minute of second-half stoppage time as Arsenal earned a 1-1 home draw to deny Fulham a win in their battle for safety. Arsenal started the match brightly, Gabriel Martinelli clipping wide in the second minute and then testing Fulham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola five minutes later.  Josh Maja had a shot deflected narrowly off target at the other end before Dani Ceballos thought he had headed the hosts into a first-half lead, but Bukayo Saka was offside in the build-up.  Maja broke the deadlock just before the hour, finding the roof of the net from 12 yards after Gabriel had fouled Mario Lemina.  The Gunners applied plenty of late pressure which eventually paid off, Nketiah reacting quickest to the loose ...
Lacazette’s double helps Arsenal return to top half Sheffield0:3Arsenal

Lacazette’s double helps Arsenal return to top half Sheffield0:3Arsenal

AFRICA, Arsenal, EAST AFRICA, EUROPEAN UNION, Football, FUFA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Sheffield United, UGANDA, UK, WORLD
Striker's brace and Gabriel Martinelli finish gives the Gunners a 3-0 win over Sheff Utd Alexandre Lacazette's brace either side of a Gabriel Martinelli strike gave Arsenal a 3-0 victory over Sheffield United which lifts the Gunners into the top half of the Premier League table. Arsenal had the better of the first-half chances, Martinelli finding the side-netting and later forcing goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale into a smart save. And they took the lead when Bukayo Saka and Dani Ceballos exchanged passes before the latter produced an exquisite flick for Lacazette to round off a fine team move on 33 minutes. Ramsdale then parried Nicolas Pepe's shot into Martinelli's path for a tap-in before Lacazette completed the scoring late on when played through on goal.  ...
Cavani helps Man Utd to comeback win at Spurs TOT1:MAN U3

Cavani helps Man Utd to comeback win at Spurs TOT1:MAN U3

AFRICA, FIFA, Football, FUFA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Manchester United, UGANDA, UK, WORLD
Late goals by Edinson Cavani and Mason Greenwood earned Manchester United a 3-1 comeback win at Tottenham Hotspur that reduces the gap to leaders Manchester City. Cavani thought he had given the visitors a first-half lead but the goal was overturned by referee Chris Kavanagh, following a Video Assistant Referee review, for a Scott McTominay foul on Son Heung-min in the build-up.  Son opened the scoring after 40 minutes, converting Lucas Moura's squared pass for his 14th league goal of the season. Fred then reacted quickest to a Hugo Lloris parry to fire in a 57th-minute equaliser from close range. Spurs went close to retaking the lead as Son and Harry Kane forced saves from the legs of Dean Henderson but Cavani headed in a superb Greenwood cross with 11 minute...
Dallas double earns 10-man Leeds surprise win

Dallas double earns 10-man Leeds surprise win

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, European Council, EUROPEAN UNION, FIFA, Football, FUFA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA, UK, WORLD
Stuart Dallas's stoppage-time winner earned 10-man Leeds United a shock 2-1 victory at leaders Manchester City. City dominated early possession, with Raheem Sterling missing the best chance when he shot wide. Against the run of play, Leeds led on 42 minutes through Dallas's low shot. But they were reduced to 10 men just 280 seconds later, as Liam Cooper was shown a red card after a VAR review for a reckless challenge on Gabriel Jesus. City bossed the second half, with Leeds having just 22 per cent possession, and Ferran Torres equalised with 14 minutes remaining. But in the first minute of stoppage time, Ezgjan Alioski's through-ball found Dallas, who slotted past Ederson. Leeds rise to ninth, with 45 points. City's fourth defeat of the season leaves them on ...
Uganda Cranes fall short in pursuit of 2021 Africa Cup of Nations dream

Uganda Cranes fall short in pursuit of 2021 Africa Cup of Nations dream

AFCON U20, AFRICA, FUFA, Sports, UGANDA
Uganda Cranes missed out on the opportunity of qualifying for the 2021 Total Africa Cup of Nations after losing to Malawi on Monday. Prior to the game, Uganda needed just a point to earn a third successive appearance at AFCON. Richard Mbulu’s goal in the 16th minute turned out to be the decisive moment of the game played at the Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre. The striker squeezed down to head home from Peter Banda’s cross from the left flank. Faruku Miya in action against Malawi Coach Abdallah Mubiru made four changes from the team that had started against Burkina Faso in Kitende. Ronald Mukiibi started in central defence ahead of Halid Lwaliwa who picked a knock in training Moses Waiswa, Mustafa Kizza and Ibrahim Orit were the other changes made in place of Taddeo Lwanga...
Stanbic Uganda Cup 2021: Round of 32 Draws held at FUFA House

Stanbic Uganda Cup 2021: Round of 32 Draws held at FUFA House

AFRICA, Football, FUFA, Sports
The 2021 Stanbic Uganda Cup round of 32 draw has been held at FUFA House on Tuesday, 30th March 2021. The draw was overseen by the FUFA Competitions Director Aisha Nalule who was flanked by the FUFA Deputy CEO-Services Humphrey Mandu Watenga and FUFA Communications Director Ahmed Hussein and Uganda Premier League’s CEO Bernard Bainamani. The sponsors were also ably represented by Sonia Karamagi (Director of Marketing and Communications) and Daniel Kayongo (Kansai Plascon Marketing). Sonia Karamagi picks the pots Nalule reaffirmed the playing format for this year’s championship that commences with the round of 32 for only the Star Times Uganda Premier League and Star Times FUFA Big League clubs. ‘We shall play starting from the round of 32 starting with only the StarTimes UP...
She Cranes  fly over Namibians,target South Africans

She Cranes fly over Namibians,target South Africans

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, FUFA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, NAMIBIA, South Sudan, Sports, UGANDA, WORLD
The Ugandan She-Cranes continued their winning ways against the Namibian Debmarine Desert Jewels at the SPAR Challenge Tri-Nations netball tournament at the Cape Town International Conference Centre on Monday, beating them 57-27 after leading 31 nine at halftime.  It was their third victory over Namibia in the tournament Uganda dominated throughout, although the Desert Jewels came back in the last quarter, losing it by just one goal.   “It was a runaway train,” said Namibian assistant coach Chrisna Lombard. “It was a disappointing performance.  They just didn’t stick to the game plan we had worked out. We did well in the last quarter, but it was too little too late.”   The Most Valued Player, Ugandan goalkeeper Shaffie Nalwanja, said Uganda had expected a b...
Malawi’s the Flames fly  to the #TotalAFCON for the THIRD time in history after eliminating Uganda Cranes

Malawi’s the Flames fly to the #TotalAFCON for the THIRD time in history after eliminating Uganda Cranes

AFRICA, CAF 2021, Cameroon, EAST AFRICA, FIFA, Football, FUFA, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Malawi, UGANDA
It was a difficult time for Uganda's national football team, the Cranes, as they  failed to  secure  a place for the AFCON 2021 after a narrow loss to Malawi 1-0 in the final qualifier match played in Blantyre. Uganda Cranes only needed a draw. Malawi joined Burkina Faso in group B, displacing Uganda that held the second position after last week's draw at home in Kampala. Malawi's sole goal came through a header from their strike Richard Mbulu at the 15th minute, getting past Uganda's goalkeeper Dennis Onyango. Uganda dominated the play with fierce attacks but the home team stood still in their defense while also deploying time-wasting tactics. The Uganda Cranes only needed a point in group B but the host were in for maximum points. This is the third time Malawi wil...
MPs ask UNEB to avail exams to footballers

MPs ask UNEB to avail exams to footballers

AFRICA, EDUCATION, FUFA, Sports, UGANDA
Members of Parliament have asked the Uganda National Examinations Board to arrange special exams for football players who missed them while on international duty.The legislators made this calls as they paid tribute to that Under 20 football team, the Uganda Hippos who were runners-up in the recently concluded African Cup of Nations held in Mauritania. Bugiri Municipality Mp, Hon Asuman Basalirwa who moved the motion to pay tribute said that government should reconsider and allow some of the players who missed their Ordinary Level Exams due to their participation in the tournament. Basalirwa said that Uganda which was making its debut appearance performed tremendously given it was a new entrant to the tournament.“It certainly is not a walkover for a team that was making its first...
Standard Chartered customers gain access to exclusive LFC prizes through BANK MORE SCORE MORE

Standard Chartered customers gain access to exclusive LFC prizes through BANK MORE SCORE MORE

AFRICA, Bank Of Uganda, Banking World, Business, EAST AFRICA, FUFA, INTERNATIONAL, Standard Chartered Bank, TECHNOLOGY
The digital pan-bank league competition’s top prize includes a trip to Anfield for LFC fans Press Release 25 March 2021; Kampala, Uganda – Standard Chartered Bank has announced the launch of BANK MORE SCORE MORE, a digital league competition offering its customers an opportunity to accumulate points that lead to exciting prizes. A compelling initiative for Liverpool Football Club (LFC) fans, BANK MORE SCORE MORE’s competition takes place on the ‘Standard Chartered Virtual League’, where prizes range from authentic Liverpool-branded merchandise, to an all-expenses paid trip to Anfield to watch LFC play. To partake in the competition, new customers simply need to open and fund a Digital Life Account and take up more products to earn points in the Standard Chartered Virtual Leag...
Captain Onyango believes qualification is still within sight

Captain Onyango believes qualification is still within sight

AFCON U20, AFRICA, Football, FUFA, Sports, UGANDA
- March 24, 2021 Uganda Cranes captain Dennis Onyango is confident the chance of qualifying for next year’s Total Africa Cup of Nations is still within reach despite a goalless draw at home against Burkina Faso. Uganda played out a barren stalemate with West African side Burkina Faso on Wednesday at the St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende. Uganda Cranes Starting XI against Burkina Faso. The skipper indicated that the result was not what they hoped for but was delighted with the performance especially in the second half. ‘I’m happy with the performance of the boys especially in the second half. We played better football and created more chances but like the coach said, it is still in our hands despite getting just a point today. We must go to Malawi with the right attitude and p...