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Mixed Fortunes For Uganda’s Representatives In CAF Club Competitions

Mixed Fortunes For Uganda’s Representatives In CAF Club Competitions

AFRICA, CAF, CAF 2021, Express FC, Football, South Sudan, Sports, Sudan, URA
AF Champions League (Preliminary Round): Al Merrikh (Sudan) 1-0 Express (Uganda) *Express bowed out on away goal’s rule after 2-2 aggregate CAF Confederation Cup (Preliminary Round): Ethiopian Coffee (Ethiopia) 1-3 URA (Uganda) *URA qualified to the first round after 5-2 aggregate victory It was a mixture of joy and agony as the Ugandan representatives in the CAF club competitions completed their preliminary round stage matches. Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) Football Club advanced to the CAF Confederation Cup first round. There were mixed fortunes for Express FC who played gallantly over two legs but missed going beyond the opening stage. URA Fc convincingly overcame Ethiopian Coffee 3-1 during the return leg played at the Bahir Dar International Stadium on Sunday,...
Ugandan Players Abroad: Luwagga Stars In Hapoel Nof Hagalil Victory Over Awany’s Ashdod, Nalukenge Bags Brace As Mukiibi Returns At Ostersunds

Ugandan Players Abroad: Luwagga Stars In Hapoel Nof Hagalil Victory Over Awany’s Ashdod, Nalukenge Bags Brace As Mukiibi Returns At Ostersunds

FIFA, Football, Israel, Ministry Of Education and Sports, National Council Of Sports, Sports, Sports Betting, UGANDA
An action packed weekend it was for a number of Ugandan players in the diaspora over the weekend but do you know how they fared? Israel William Kizito Luwagga made his first start for his new club Hapoel Nof HaGalil as they beat Ashdod FC 2-0 in the Israeli Premier League. Luwagga was withdrawn in the 55th minute for Kevaughn Frater while on the other hand Fahad Bayo and Timothy Awany played full-time for Ashdod. Luwagga’s new club now tops the Israeli Premier League table despite being newcomers in the league while Ashdod FC, home to Fahad Bayo and Timothy Awany sit bottom of the league table. Timothy Awany in action against William Luwagga Kizito Cyprus Striker Juliet Nalukenge scored twice as Apollon Ladies beat Karmiotissa Women 5-1 in a friendly game. Nalukeng...
NIGERIA ETEBO TO MISS WATFORD CARABAO CUP CLASH AGAINST STOKE CITY

NIGERIA ETEBO TO MISS WATFORD CARABAO CUP CLASH AGAINST STOKE CITY

AFRICA, CARABO CUP, Football, Nigeria, Sports
Watford will be without the service of Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo ahead of Tuesday Carabao Cup, africatopsports.com can confirm. Etebo unavailability is due to contract agreement with Stoke City who loaned the player to the Premier League club. Watford confirmed in a statement confirmed other players that will not be available for the game against Stoke. “Peter Etebo is ineligible to play any part against Stoke under the terms of his loan agreement with the Potters. The Hornets also gave reports on other players who will not be available for the League Cup. “Kiko Femenía will miss tomorrow night’s Carabao Cup clash with Stoke City after being substituted early in the second half at Carrow Road on Saturday. “However, the defender did not suffer a ...
FIFA WORLD CUP MOZAMBIQUE TO HOST WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS AGAINST MALAWI AND CAMEROON IN MOROCCO

FIFA WORLD CUP MOZAMBIQUE TO HOST WORLD CUP QUALIFIERS AGAINST MALAWI AND CAMEROON IN MOROCCO

AFRICA, FIFA, Football, Sports, WORLD
Mozambique look certain to host its forthcoming World Cup qualifying matches against Malawi and Cameroon in Morocco after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) banned the Mambas’ home stadium in Maputo. Mozambique Football Federation (FMF) has confirmed via a statement posted on its website that CAF has declared Zimpeto National Stadium in Maputo as unfit to host the Group D matches against Cameroon on October 10 2021 and Malawi on November 16 2021. FMF quoted Vice-President for the National Teams, Matinho Mucuana and the Mambas coach, Horácio Gonçalves, as having said on Sunday that the association had reached an agreement with their Moroccan counterparts for the matches to take place in Tangier, Morocco. Mucuana is quoted saying FMF had earlier contacted FAs for Kenya and...
The African Qualifiers for Rugby World Cup 2023 will be played in France in July 2022

The African Qualifiers for Rugby World Cup 2023 will be played in France in July 2022

Kenya Rugby Union, Rugby, Sports, Uganda Rugby Union, World Rugby
CAPE TOWN, South Africa, September 20, 2021/ -- Following a call for applications launched to all African member federations of World Rugby as well as to France 2023, the Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com) commissions have reviewed the submissions in the light of very precise criteria to evaluate the offers and enable Rugby Africa’s Executive Committee to choose the host country of the Rugby Africa Cup 2022. Through a voting process, the candidacy of France 2023 was eventually selected. The well-being, health and safety of the players remained at the heart of the priorities. France 2023 (in charge of organising Rugby World Cup 2023) promises to host a tournament of the highest international standards, whether it is the match stadium, hotels, security measures, health standards relatin...
At least 8 killed in mass shooting on Russian university campus

At least 8 killed in mass shooting on Russian university campus

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, MOROCCO, Sports, WOMEN, Women Football
Moscow — A gunman opened fire on a Russian university campus on Monday killing at least eight people, investigators said, in the country's second mass shooting this year to target students. Videos circulating on social media showed people throwing belongings from windows of university buildings in the central city of Perm before jumping to flee the shooter. The Investigative Committee, which probes major crimes, said several people were injured in the attack at Perm State National Research University and that the suspect, a student at the university, had been wounded while being detained. State media broadcast amateur footage reportedly taken during the attack showing an individual dressed in black tactical clothing, including a helmet, carrying a weapon and walking through ...
Aisha Buhari Cup: Morocco, Mali tie ends in goalless

Aisha Buhari Cup: Morocco, Mali tie ends in goalless

AFRICA, Football, MOROCCO, Sports
Morocco’s Atlas Lionesses and the Female Eagles of Mali fought out the first stalemate of the maiden edition of Aisha Buhari Invitational Women’s Tournament at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena yesterday, both sides missing a hatful of chances to put the ball in the net. The Lionesses, 1-0 winners over the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon on Day 2, were impressive with their ball-management on the park, vision, anticipation and firm control. Mali lost by two late goals to Nigeria on the opening day on Wednesday but were more dogged against the North Africans. Mali, determined to make something out of their last match of the tournament, looked up to the France –based Aissata Traore most of the time, and her deft touches nearly paid off in the 32nd minute as she beat three defenders bu...
LIGUE 1 PSG : POCHETTINO OPENS UP ON WHY HE SUBBED OFF MESSI AGAINST LYON

LIGUE 1 PSG : POCHETTINO OPENS UP ON WHY HE SUBBED OFF MESSI AGAINST LYON

Football, PSG, Sports
PSG head coach Mauricio Pochettino explained the reason why he substituted Lionel Messi on his home debut for the French giants against Lyon (2-1 win) on Sunday night. Paris Saiont-Germain were closing in on a second draw in a row after that in UEFA Champions League against Club Brugge as the scoreline was 1-1 against the Gones. And their head coach Pochettino decided to sub Messi by Moroccan right wing-back Achraf Hakimi in the 76th minute. Messi’s reaction following his substitution. Read more : Club Brugge hold PSG in Lionel Messi first start However, the six-time ballon d’or winner appeared not to be happy with his coach’s decision and even refused his handshake while coming off the pitch. Asked during post-match press conference why he replaced the former ...
De Gea and Lingard hand Man Utd dramatic win

De Gea and Lingard hand Man Utd dramatic win

EPL, FIFA, Football, London, Manchester United, Sports, West Ham
Jesse Lingard and David De Gea were the heroes as Manchester United earned a 2-1 win at West Ham United with the winger's late goal and the goalkeeper's even later penalty save. West Ham took the lead after 30 minutes when Said Benrahma's curling effort deflected off Raphael Varane, deceived De Gea and flew into the opposite corner. Man Utd were back on level terms just five minutes later, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring his third goal in his second match since returning to the club from close range after Lukasz Fabianski spilled his initial shot. The match concluded with a dramatic finale, as Lingard, who scored nine goals in 16 appearances on loan at West Ham last season, came on as a substitute and curled in a stunning goal on 88 minutes. But in stoppage time Luk...
Uganda’s Sports Minister Obua concedes, learns lessons from Serbia sports investment

Uganda’s Sports Minister Obua concedes, learns lessons from Serbia sports investment

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, Ministry Of Education and Sports, National Council Of Sports, Sebia, Sports, UGANDA
The minister of state for sports Hon Hamson Denis Obua, has said the Serbia sports Investment is a wakeup call for Uganda to start thinking of investing heavily in the sector especially in the sports facilities. Obua said this after touring several sports facilities of the tiny European country that values in billions of Uganda shillings. The tour that was facilitated by the Serbia sports ministry was part of the Uganda delegation programs at the World Schools U-15 games that ended on Saturday in the Serbian City of Belgrade. Obua, who was Uganda Leader of Delegation, was together with assistant LOD and Commissioner Physical education and Sports Rev Can Duncans Mugumya, USSSA president Patrick Okanya and Parliamnet representative Patrick Isiagi driven to several sports fa...
Uganda thumps Kenya To Win Pearl Of Africa T20 Series

Uganda thumps Kenya To Win Pearl Of Africa T20 Series

AFRICA, Cricket, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Sports, UGANDA
 A week after winning Derby Trophy (50 overs) Series against Kenya at the University Oval in Kyambogo , the Cricket Cranes did wrap up the Pearl Of Africa T20I Series at the lakeside oval in Entebbe after a tense and thrilling 6-run win over Kenya. Coach LaurenceMahatlane The Cricket Cranes won the final by six runs, a victory that saw them avenge their one run defeat to Kenya in 2019 at Lugogo Cricket Oval. Frank Akankwasa of Uganda emerged man of the match on 2/11(4), 12(10). Player:Frank Akakwansa Ronak Patel 27(22), Saud Islam 26 (25) and Simon Ssesazi 21(26) were among some of the host's top scorers. Kenya had better play from Gurdeep Singh 44(43), Irfan Karim 21(21) and Shem Ngoche 20 (25) The series also had Nigeria as the other participants. Simon Ss...
Najjemba Grabs Hat Trick As U20 Women’s National Team Outwit Crested Cranes

Najjemba Grabs Hat Trick As U20 Women’s National Team Outwit Crested Cranes

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Football, Sports, UGANDA, UN Women, WOMEN, Women Emamanicipation, Women Football
Uganda U20 Women’s National Team skipper Fauzia Najjemba was the star of the day as they ran riot against Crested Cranes in a practice match played at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru on Friday. This was the second game between the two sides. The first came on Tuesday with Crested Cranes winning 1-0. Najjemba led by example and orchestrated the damage on the Senior Team, scoring a hat trick while midfielder Shamirah Nalugya added the other. Right from onset, the U20 looked composed and were the better side in every aspect. The Crested Cranes on the other side were off colour. Najjemba opened the scores in the 17th minute capitalizing on a long ball from goalkeeper Daphine Nyayenga and she beat the backline for pace before firing a low drive into the bottom right corner of the net....
Free To Air Rights Of The Uganda Cranes Home Matches During The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers.

Free To Air Rights Of The Uganda Cranes Home Matches During The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers.

FIFA, Football, FUFA, INTERNATIONAL, Media, Ministry Of Education and Sports, National Council Of Sports, Social Media, Sports, Sports Betting
FUFA has continued to follow all necessary steps aimed at bringing live coverage of the National Senior Team- The Uganda Cranes closer to the Television sets for members of public within the territory of Uganda but within the rules and regulations of the game.   Therefore, FUFA granted its Free to Air (FTA) Rights to National Broadcaster Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC TV) to televise the home matches of Uganda Cranes in the ongoing FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Qualifiers with in the territory of Uganda. The Free-to-air (FTA) services are for Television (TV) and radio services broadcast. FUFA notifies the general public that no authorisation has been given to any media house in regard to the Free-to Air (FTA) Rights of Uganda Cranes home matches apart from Uganda Broa...
Jacob ‘Ghost Mulee has been sacked by the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) as the head coach of Kenya’s national football team Harambee Stars.

Jacob ‘Ghost Mulee has been sacked by the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) as the head coach of Kenya’s national football team Harambee Stars.

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, FIFA, Football, FUFA, KENYA, Ministry Of Education and Sports, National Council Of Sports, Sports, Sports Betting
New Harambee Stars Coach to be announced soon Assistant coaches Ken Odhiambo and William Muluya will remain in the team as the federation works to reconstruct the Harambee Stars technical bench, ahead of the 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifiers against Mali, scheduled for October 6, 2021 and October 12,2021, home and away respectively. Ghost FKF announced the decision to dismiss Mulee through “mutual consent” in a press statement sent to media houses on Tuesday evening following his short lackluster tenure. He was sent packing alongside his assistant Twahir Muhidin and goalkeeping coach Haggai Azande. Football Kenya Federation communicated the shock decision through a terse communique signed and released by chief executive Barry Otieno on Wednesday evening. “Football Kenya Fe...
Fired Warriors coach Loga to get US$90 000

Fired Warriors coach Loga to get US$90 000

AFRICA, FIFA, Football, Sports, West Africa, World Cup, ZIMBABWE
Sacked Zimbabwe coach Zdravko Logarušić will receive US$90 000 as part of a severance package including a piece of the African Cup of Nations’ cake, Kukurigo news service has reported. The Croatian was fired on Sunday by the country’s football mother body after managing one win in 14 matches. Under the agreement, Logarušić will receive US$35 000 being money from sign-on fees, outstanding bonuses and liquidated damages. He will also receive US$55 000 – which is 10% of the US$550 000 that Zimbabwe is given for qualifying for a third successive Africa Cup of Nations finals. Source:Fired Warriors coach Loga to get US$90 000 | Harare Live
Sponsorship & Marketing: Nivana Water Offers Shs 500M To FUFA For 3 Yeasportrs

Sponsorship & Marketing: Nivana Water Offers Shs 500M To FUFA For 3 Yeasportrs

Airtel Uganda, Football, FUFA, Nivana Water, Sports, Sports Betting
Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) continues to spread the network in the sponsorship and marketing docket. On Wednesday, 15th September 2021, FUFA officially signed a memorandum of understanding in which Nivana Packaged Drinking Water will become the Official Water partner to FUFA. This happened at FUFA House in Mengo, Kampala during a well attended press conference. Nivana Packaged Drinking Water is one of the products of Crown Beverages Limited (CBL), also the bottlers of Pepsi Cola, Mirinda, Mountain Dew, Evervess as well as Sting Energy Drink. The Ushs. 500 million partnership announcement was made and will cover all the Uganda National Teams. L-R: Ernest Ssentongo (Brand Manager Nivana), Timothy Luzinda (Head of Marketing Crown Beverages Ltd), Hon. Mose...
AFRICA SOCCER SEE WHAT AFRICAN TOP 10 LOOK LIKE IN LATEST FIFA RANKING

AFRICA SOCCER SEE WHAT AFRICAN TOP 10 LOOK LIKE IN LATEST FIFA RANKING

AFRICA, Football, Senegal, Sports, WORLD, World Cup
FIFA has just revealed it World Ranking of September after matchday 1 and 2 of the 2022 Qatar World Cup qualifiers. Teranga Lions of Senegal are still leading the Top 10 in Africa as they won all of their two games during this month’s qualifiers. Sadio Mané and teammates defeated Togo 2-0 in Thiès on matchday 1 before beating 3-1 Congo in Brazzaville. Nigeria on the other hand remain at thye fifth position despite winning their two matrches earlier this month. Read more : Sebastien Haller makes history as Ajax trash Sporting in UCL Moreover, Ghana and Cameroon keep their positions also despite losing their second qualifying game to South Africa and Ivory Coast respectively. South Africa are in the 13th position, Zambia rank 17th while Uganda Cranes are 18th. In a...
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE UCL : CONFIRMED LINE-UPS OF BESIKTAS VS BORUSSIA DORTMUND CLASH

UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE UCL : CONFIRMED LINE-UPS OF BESIKTAS VS BORUSSIA DORTMUND CLASH

FIFA, Football, Sports, UEFA, WORLD
Turkish Super Lig side are hosting German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund for their UEFA Champions League opener in Group C. Below are the line-ups : Besiktas XI : Destanoglu – Rosier, Montero, Welinton, N’Sakala – Josef, Pjanic – Ghezzal, Hutchinson, Larin – Batshuayi. Borussia Dortmund XI : Kobel – Meunier, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro – Dahoud, Bellingham – Malen, Reus, Brandt, Haaland. Kick off time : 16:45 Read more : UCL – Koeman calls for patience with Barcelona after loss to Bayern Munich The second game of this Group will come later tonight and will see Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon taking on Eredivisie giants Ajax Amsterdam.
Stanbic Uganda Cup 2021: FUFA To Meet COVID-19 Tests For Clubs, Officials Prior To The Semi-Finals And Final

Stanbic Uganda Cup 2021: FUFA To Meet COVID-19 Tests For Clubs, Officials Prior To The Semi-Finals And Final

COVID-19, Football, FUFA, Sports, Sports Betting, Stanbic Bank
Stanbic Uganda Cup 2021: Semi-finals: 21st & 22nd September 2021 Final: 26th September 2021 – At FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has confirmed important details ahead of the 2021 Stanbic Uganda Cup semi-finals and final at the FUFA Technical Center, Njeru. FUFA Competitions Director Hajjati Aisha Nalule confirmed the key developments through a memo to the clubs’ Chief Executive Officers (CEO). FUFA Competitions Director, Hajjati Aisha Nalule *Licenses for the 2020-2021 season will be considered and all the technical team should have bench permits. *FUFA will take care of the COVID-19 tests for all the 20 players and 5 officials per club. All clubs will be tested at their respective venues. The other official...