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    3 Coaches, 2 Points After 3 League Games For Mbale Heroes So Far, How Long Will The New Coach Stay?…



    Ali Kheri (R) has been appointed Mbale Heroes' new head coach, he will be assisted by Robert Mayanja (L)

    StarTimes Uganda Big League side Mbale Heroes FC has unveiled the 3rd coach to take over managerial duties at the club this season since Richard Makumbi relieved himself from the role at the end of last season to look for greener pastures elsewhere.

    Makumbi, the promotional “specialist” left after guiding the Mbale side to the the FUFA Big League promotional play offs finals which they lost to Kitara who eventually qualified to the Uganda Premier League. He has since moved on to extend his tactics to Mbarara side Nyamityobora FC, and upto 3 Coaches have so far been appointed to replace him already.

    The Mbale based side is still winless after playing 3 games in the Big League this season. They have lost one and drawn two, sending them to panic mode and resolving to change management immediately.

    Mbale Heroes’ most previous head coach, Bobic Odowa led the team to a 1-0 loss away to Gaddafi in Jinja, drew 1-1 against Phaidha Black Angels in Zombo and 0-0 against Calvary FC at home in Mbale. And it’s that last game against Calvary in the league that mostly caused trouble for Odowa. He was now already on fire, then he led the team to a 1-0 loss against Gadafi FC in the first leg of the Uganda Cup round of 32.

    Ali Kheri has now been appointed Head Coach of Mbale Heroes FC to immediately turn things around, after sacking of Bobic Odowa and all his assistants Lutula Cartouche and Musa Nandala. Fans believed that Odowa and his assistant Lutula had divided the team into sects with each player paying parallel allegiance to one of the coaches, hence deterring teamed up efforts.

    Bobic Odowa, a former player at the club was first introduced as an assistant to Scottish tactician, Stephen Pritchard before finally fully taking over the mantle after his boss (Pritchard) was unveiled at Mbale heroes, but left without managing a single game at the club. Pritchard had previously served as head coach at Kasese New Villa, Kigezi Home Boys and the Rwenzori province in the FUFA drum tournament.

    Mbale Heroes’ new head coach is a CAF ‘B’ license holder. He was unveiled this week in a press briefing at Mt. Elgon Hotel Mbale. He will be assisted by CAF ‘A’ license holder Robert Mayanja plus CAF ‘C’ license coach David Kiwanuka. They will take charge with immediate effect.

    Kheri has a big task ahead of him already to immediately overturn a one goal deficit against Jinja side Gadafi FC in the Cup having lost by a goal to nil on the road. he will also be expected to start picking positive results in the FUFA Big League.

    Kheri brings vast coaching experience at Mbale Heroes having worked with Kisumu All Stars, Jinja Arsenal, Jinja Municipal Council Hippos, Paidha Black Angels, Victoria University and BUL FC.

    Mbale Heroes Most Recent Results That Sent Odowa Packing;

    Gaddafi 1-0 Mbale Heroes FC (FUFA Big League)

    Phaidha Black Angels FC 1-1 Mbale Heroes FC (FUFA Big League)

    Mbale Heroes 0-0 Calvary FC (FUFA Big League)

    Gaddafi 1-0 Mbale Heroes FC (Uganda Cup Round of 32-1st leg)

    Mbale Heroes Next 5 Fixtures That Will Decide Kheri’s Fate;

    Sunday 11th April – Vs Gaddafi FC (Home)- Uganda Cup round of 32- 2nd leg

    Thursday 14th April – Vs Arua Hill SC (Home) in Big League

    Sunday 18th April – Vs Maroons FC (Away) in Big League

    Thursday 22nd April- Vs Blacks Power FC (Home) in Big League

    Sunday 25th April- Vs Kataka FC Mbale (Away) in Big League

    By Baron Kironde



    M7 Awards Onyango Brand New Pajero…



    Janet Museveni (in yellow suit) displays Dennis Onyango's framed historical shirt #18 as President Yoweri Museveni (in white shirt) and other guests look on. Infront is Onyango's Pajero car reward

    His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Uganda General Yoweri Kaguta Museveni  and Minister of Education & Sports Janet Museveni rewarded former Uganda Cranes Captain Denis Masinde Onyango at Statehouse Entebbe with a Sports Pajero car for his glorious career with the National team and Club football.

    The Mamelodi Sundowns star flew into the country from SA at the invitation of FUFA who organised his travel for the event organised by Statehouse.

    The event was attended by FUFA President Hon. Eng. Moses Magogo, FUFA 1st VP Justus Mugisha, 3rd Vice President Hon. Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi, Minister of State for Sports Hon. Hamson Obua, CEO Edgar Watson, NCS General Secretary Dr. Bernard Ogwel and UOC President Donald Rukare.

    In April, Onyango announced his retirement from international football, just a few days after another senior player Hassan Wasswa had done the same.

    “I sit here with tears rolling down my eyes because after a lengthy consideration I have come to the decision of retiring from international football with immediate effect,” Onyango said to the disappointment of so many Ugandan football lovers.

    By Toni Senono


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    Arteta Under Pressure As Emery Returns To The Emirates…



    Unai Emery (R) returns to the Emirates to play against Mikel Arteta's Arsenal

    Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is under immense pressure to win the UEFA Europa League as the gateway to next season’s European football.

    Arsenal’s entire campaign literally hinges on their Europa League semi-final clash with Villarreal on Thursday evening, where a defeat would almost certainly end the Gunners’ chances of securing continental football for next season.

    Arsenal have a deficit to overturn following a 2-1 reverse in a heated first encounter in Spain last week where both sides had a player sent off at El Madrigal.

    The Gunners’ away goal, struck late on from the spot by Nicolas Pepe, gives them plenty to work with in Thursday’s climactic contest.

    Mikel Arteta’s charges warmed up for their crucial Europa League encounter with a solid 2-0 win at Newcastle on Sunday and though Arsenal’s performance in the north-east could act as a timely confidence-builder, their poor form at home could easily cancel any new found self-belief out.

    Villarreal’s victory last week was their ninth straight win in the Europa League and the Yellow Submarine have yet to taste defeat in the competition this term, a full 13 games into their campaign.

    Manager Unai Emery – a three times winner of the tournament – is a UEL specialist, and the former Arsenal boss will be desperate to show his old employers what they are missing by crushing their dreams of winning silverware.


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    JUST IN: Mourinho Lands New Job In Italy…



    Jose Mourinho has agreed to become AS Roma manager starting next season

    Former Tottenham Hotspurs manager, Jose Mourinho has agreed to become manager of AS Roma starting next season, the club has confirmed.

    The Italian club expressed delightment to announce an agreement with the Portuguese coach.

    He has signed until June 2024.

    It’s not even yet a month when Spurs Jose Mourinho and his coaching staff were relieved of their duties at the London club.


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