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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...
Ward-Prowse spot-on as 10-man Saints hold Leicester

Ward-Prowse spot-on as 10-man Saints hold Leicester

premier league, Sports
Leicester City's hopes of strengthening their grip on third spot were frustrated by a resilient display from 10-man Southampton in a 1-1 draw at St Mary's Stadium. Southampton played 80 minutes at a numerical disadvantage following Jannik Vestergaard's 10th-minute red card for denying Jamie Vardy a goalscoring opportunity. James Maddison curled the resulting free-kick narrowly wide as Leicester looked to capitalise. Southampton, however, frustrated the Foxes and restricted them to long-range efforts from Maddison and Youri Tielemans in a goalless opening half. James Ward-Prowse fired Saints 1-0 ahead with a 61st-minute penalty after Kelechi Iheanacho had handled. Leicester were back on level terms just eight minutes later through Jonny Evans' close-range header from Ihe...
NAMIBIA’S TOP ATHLETES PAID A COURTESY VISIT TO HIS EXCELLENCY, DR. NANGOLO MBUMBA, VICE PRESIDENT OF NAMIBIA

NAMIBIA’S TOP ATHLETES PAID A COURTESY VISIT TO HIS EXCELLENCY, DR. NANGOLO MBUMBA, VICE PRESIDENT OF NAMIBIA

AFRICA, NAMIBIA, Sports
A team of four athletes who qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, set for July 23 to August 8, 2021, in Japan, including Namibia’s golden girls Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi who recorded the world’s fastest 400 m times (49, 24 and 49, 53 seconds respectively) this year, paid a courtesy visit to Vice President Dr Nangolo Mbumba on April 28, 2021. The Vice President met the delegation which was led by the Minister of Sports, Youth and National Service, Hon. Agnes Tjongarero, accompanied by Mr Freddy Mwiya, Chief Administrator of the Namibia Sports Commission, and Ms Joan Smit, Secretary-General of the Namibian National Olympic Committee, at the Old Statehouse. The purpose of the meeting was to provide top-level Government support and encouragement to the athletes during their...
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...
Arsenal Legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira join Spotify Founder In Take Over Bid Of the Football Club

Arsenal Legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira join Spotify Founder In Take Over Bid Of the Football Club

premier league, Sports
Billionaire Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has teamed up with Arsenal legends Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp in an attempt to take over the club.The Swedish billionaire worth £3.4billion revealed his intentions last week to buy Arsenal amid furious fan protests following the club's involvement in the failed European Super league. Arsenal legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira join Spotify founder worth ?3.4bn in take over bid of the football clubAccording to a report by SunSport, Ek is preparing to test Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke's resolve by making a takeover offer with the Arsenal legends as part of his takeover team if the bid is accepted. Kronke, 73, is chairman of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment and joined the Arsenal board in 2008, and it is bel...
Davis stuns West Brom with late equaliser

Davis stuns West Brom with late equaliser

premier league, Sports
Villa forward scores first PL goal as the Baggies are denied crucial win Aston Villa substitute Keinan Davis struck his first Premier League goal in stoppage time to deny West Bromwich Albion a vital win in their relegation battle as the teams shared a 2-2 draw at Villa Park. In a first half of two penalties, Villa took the lead on nine minutes when Anwar El Ghazi sent Sam Johnstone the wrong way from the spot following a foul by Semi Ajayi on Ross Barkley. West Brom levelled with Matheus Pereira's penalty on 23 minutes after VAR confirmed that Ezri Konsa had fouled Ainsley Maitland-Niles. The Baggies took the lead on 47 minutes when Mbaye Diagne's angled shot was diverted into his own net by Tyrone Mings. Villa responded with Johnstone saving from Ahmed El Mohamady and Oll...
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...
Rugby Africa Cup Repechage: Confirmed Dates and Location

Rugby Africa Cup Repechage: Confirmed Dates and Location

AFRICA, BREAKING NEWS, Burkina Faso, Rugby, South Africa, Sports
Language: en | Date: 2021-04-22 06:01:26 | Share The tournament will be hosted by the Burkina Faso Rugby Union in the capital Ouagadougou, from the 5th to the 13th of June Egalement disponible en Français CAPE TOWN, South Africa, April 22, 2021/APO Group/ --   We would like to inform the public of the official confirmation of location and date for the Rugby Africa Cup Repechage (RugbyAfrique.com). The tournament will be hosted by the Burkina Faso Rugby Union in the capital Ouagadougou, from the 5th to the 13th of June. Talking on the sidelines of organizing the tournament Rolande Boro, the President of the Burkina Faso Rugby Union, preparations are underway and now at an advanced stage, with growing fan excitement cheering on. Andrew Owor, Vice President of Rugby A...
Uganda Women’s Rugby Action Resumes

Uganda Women’s Rugby Action Resumes

AFRICA, Rugby, Sports, UGANDA
KAMPALA, Uganda, April 21, 2021/APO Group/ --   Women’s Rugby action in Uganda resumed with a lot of vigor and excitement after a year of no play. The teams were subjected to COVID19 testing before the tournament officially kicked off. A total of 11 teams participated (7 in central and 4 in Eastern region) in the rugby 10s tournaments over the weekend. The regional 10s will continue in Central, Eastern, and Northern Uganda on a tier points system.  Tier 1 teams comprise of experienced and seasoned players while Tier 2 is made up of new and upcoming players with limited experience and exposure. Bugema RFC, Bumageni RFC, Mbale Eagles RFC and Nyondo RFC formed the Eastern block of participating teams while Avengers, Black Pearls and Thunderbirds (Tier 1); Black Diamonds, ...
Premier League’s ‘big six’ agree to join new European Super League

Premier League’s ‘big six’ agree to join new European Super League

Football, premier league, Sports
Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham are among 12 clubs who have agreed to join a new European Super League (ESL). In a seismic move for European football, the Premier League clubs will join AC Milan, Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus and Real Madrid. The ESL said the founding clubs had agreed to establish a "new midweek competition" with teams continuing to "compete in their respective national leagues".
Jose Mourinho has been sacked as Tottenham Hotspur manager

Jose Mourinho has been sacked as Tottenham Hotspur manager

premier league, Sports
Jose Mourinho has been sacked as Tottenham Hotspur manager. The announcement comes just hours after the Premier League club announced its plans to join a European Super League. The 58-year-old had been in charge of Spurs since November 2019 after taking over from Mauricio Pochettino. The Portuguese manager's original deal with the north London club had been due to run until the end of the 2023 season. When Mourinho took charge at Spurs, the club was 14th in the league table - but he led them to sixth to secure Europa League qualification.
Harry Kane scored twice before going off injured as Tottenham Hotspur drew 2-2 at Everton.

Harry Kane scored twice before going off injured as Tottenham Hotspur drew 2-2 at Everton.

premier league, Sports
Spurs striker Harry Kane limps off in stoppage time Richarlison shows his frustration after blazing a glorious chance over the crossbar Harry Kane makes it 2-2 with his second goal of the match Gylfi Sigurdsson gives Everton the lead with a sweet first-time finish Gylfi Sigurdsson celebrates with Ben Godfrey after scoring his fifth goal of the season Gylfi Sigurdsson equalises for Everton from the penalty spot Sergio Reguilon fouls James Rodriguez and gives away a penalty Harry Kane celebrates after putting Spurs in front against Everton with his 20th goal of the season Spurs striker Harry Kane shoots into the bottom corner to put Spurs 1-0 up Spurs defender Sergio Reguilon challenges Everton's Alex Iwobi during a cagey start from both sides at Goodison Park ...