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    2018 FUFA Corporate Tourney: 20 Teams Go To War, Airtel Warns Opponents




    Group A


    Airtel Uganda

    NIC Holdings


    Group B

    Kyagalanyi Coffee Limited

    Roke Telecom

    Uganda Premier League


    102.1 FUFA FM

    Group C

    Sadolin Paints


    SSL Logistics

    Diamond Trust Bank

    Stanbic Bank

    Group D

    Eco Bank

    Red Pepper

    Ruparelia Group

    UMEME  Limited

    KCCA FC Admin

    Officials who represented their companies during the draws with FUFA officials

    Twenty teams will take part in the 2018 FUFA Corporate Tournament at Kampala International School Uganda (KISU) on Saturday.

    This will be the fourth outing of the FUFA tournament that takes place every year.

    FUFA increased the cash prize from two million three million cash.

    The 20 teams are drawn into four groups each with five companies.  It is a seven a-side tournament and the pitches to be used on the day will be named after current and former FUFA Presidents. These include current: FUFA President Moses Hassim Magogo, former Presidents Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa, the Late Dennis Obua and the Late John Ssebana Kizito.

    The 2018 FUFA Corporate Tournament is bigger and better this time with expectations high from the 20 confirmed teams.

    The defending champions SSL logistics are in Pool C alongside Sadolin Paints, Diamond Trust Bank, two-time winners National Water and Sewerage Corporation and Stanbic Bank.

    FUFA Marketing Director Esther Musoke says the tournament has continued to grow through leaps and bounds with the key objectives being attained.

    FUFA started this tournament to create a platform of reaching out to partners and key stake holders through socializing and networking, it is also another way of keeping fit for better health and living.

    According to Musoke, like last year, the theme this year remains “Football for Health”.

    Musoke, the marketing manager FUFA (left) with Leila Nankya

    What they said about the tournament

    Hosts Kampala International School Uganda –Robert Buga

    “As hosts, we are ready and everything is set. We guarantee maximum security and the best services to make sure the tournament ends on a successfully note. We shall try to build from the positives we had last year to make this edition better.”

    Derrick Ajina – PRO AAR

    “We are delighted to be part of the of the FUFA Corporate Tournament. We were part of the tournament last year and this time round we promise to cater for all health services during the day.”

    Jackie Mwesigwa – Head of Marketing, Post Bank

    “As Post Bank, we are proud to be part of the FUFA Corporate Tournament. It is an opportunity for us to come out of the busy office schedule to have a moment not only to play football but associate with other corporate companies.”

    Noella Byuma – Brands and Strategy manager, Airtel

    “Airtel has been a proud partner with FUFA on several engagements and us being part of the FUFA Corporate Tournament portrays our commitment towards developing the game of football. We also vow to come and challenge for the title, so other teams should stand warned.”


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    She Cranes Star Nuba Reveals Why She Decided To Play For Uganda Not South Sudan; Why She Regrets Giving Birth Early…



    She Cranes player Mary Nuba

    Born in South Sudan but grew in Uganda, that’s the story of the She Cranes goal shooter Mary Nuba Cholhok who was voted as the best shooter in the just concluded Fast5 Series tournament which was held in New Zealand.

    Uganda emerged in fifth position in the tournament. theGrapevine had a chance to talk to Nuba before she went back to England for her professional career.

    Grapevine: Why did you decide to play for Uganda and not for your native country South Sudan?

    Nuba: South Sudan is still lagging behind in Netball and I’m getting old, that’s why I decided to play for Uganda’s She Cranes.

    Grapevine: What challenges have you faced so far in your career?

    Nuba: Thinking about my five-year baby who stays in Uganda yet I’m in England playing for my professional club.

    Grapevine: Then what about your husband [the baby’s father] ?

    Nuba: I’m not married, though I gave birth.

    Mary Nuba was awarded Fans player of the Fast5 Series tournament

    Grapevine: How did you manage giving birth and playing Netball?

    Nuba: I realized that later that I made a mistake of getting pregnant. But I stood on my feet, forgot all the past and decided to move on with my child and my career.

    Grapevine: How do you manage those good performances?

    Nuba: I work very hard ever day in order to achieve my goals.

    Grapevine: Where do you see She Cranes in four years to come?

    Nuba: I see She Cranes winning the Netball World cup because we have good players who are still young.

    Grapevine: Tell us about the best game in your career?

    Nuba: When we defeated South Africa in the Common Wealth games in Birmingham.

    Grapevine: Who’s your role model in the game of Netball?

    Nuba: Peace Proscovia because of the way she managed to lift her life from a poor background. She is now superstar in the game.



    By Juma Ali


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    MIRACLE: All She Cranes Players Return After Incidents Of Players Disappearing While On Duty Abroad…



    She Cranes players and one of the start player Goal Shooter Mary Cholhok Nuba

    It was a miracle this time around after all the She Cranes players returned from New Zealand.

    It has been a habit for some Netball players to escape when the team travels for international tournaments.

    Just last month, two She Cranes players; Nakanyike Shakira, who was a Police Player and Rose Namutebi, who was a KCCA Player, disappeared in UK, during She Cranes international friendlies.

    The disappearance of these two players followed the disappearance of centre Player, Halimah Nakachwa, who disappeared in UK, in 2017 during another international friendly in UK.

    However, this time around, all the nine players who went for the first five series tournament in New Zealand, where She Cranes emerged fifth, after wining three games and losing three games, all returned with the team.

    National players disappearing while on duty abroad is also a habit in other sports disciplines like; boxing, table tennis, Rugby among others.


    By Juma Ali


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    It’s Time For Golola To Rest: I’m Going To Punch Him Into Retirement – General Fungu Vows…



    Moses Golola (L) and General Fungu (R)

    General Hamza Fungu has vowed to fight Moses Golola and send him into retirement come 26th December. 2022.

    Fungu said this during the launch at Akamwesi gardens today.

    Uganda’s middle weight kick boxing champion, Golola Moses is set to face his former trainer, General Hamza Fungu on bixing day at Akamwesi shopping mail gardens.

    Golola, who is known for his many words said that he has beaten many fighters who were better than Fungu, “now look at this piglet, I’m going to show him why I’m called Golola Moses ‘of Uganda ‘  and I call upon Ugandans to come and be witnesses on that day.”

    Though Golola said that he signed a contract which allows both fighters to fight until one gets tired, officials in charge of organizing the show said they will fight K-1 style for five rounds.

    Grapevine had a chance to sit down with Golola’s challenger General Fungu and and this is what he had to say;

    theGrapevine: How are you prepared for this fight?

    Fungu: I’m well prepared but they have also given us enough time. So, I’m going to prepare more.

    theGrapevine: Why, among fighters did you choose Golola?

    Fungu: I have been asking to fight Golola for the last five years but he has been dodging me. He one time asked for 20,000 dollars to fight me.

    theGrapevine: Why do you think he accepted this time around?

    Fungu: I think this time, he has been given a lot of money.

    theGrapevine: Which tactics are you going to use to defeat Golola?

    Fungu : Golola has words but I have the tactics which will defeat Golola.

    theGrapevine: Many people have come out to challenge Golola but he finally wins?

    Fungu : He has been favoured many times.

    theGrapevine: Is it true that the contract you signed for the fight allows you to fight until one of you gets tired?

    Fungu : The contract is a disadvantage to Golola not me because I was born a fighter.

    theGrapevine: What next after this fight?

    Fungu : After this fight, I will fight three more three bouts and retire.


    By Juma Ali


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