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    Bag Of Tricks: Alpha Ssali Scores A Beauty As Proline Humiliates MYDA In Uganda Cup…

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    Bebe Cool with his son Alpha at Namboole watching the national senior soccer side playing. He has always supported his son's dream to play professional football

    Singer Bebe Cool aka Moses Ssali’s son, Alpha Thierry Ssali was one of the scorers as his team Proline FC put 4 past MYDA FC in the Uganda Cup round of 32 today at the MTN Omondi stadium-Lugogo.

    Kiwanuka Hakim, Brian Umony and Kizza Hamisi scored the other 3 goals for Proline as Liberian Armed SALEH scored the consolation for MYDA.

    Alpha registered his first goal for the Proline senior team after two matches, having debuted last week against Nyamityobora in the Uganda Premier League.

    Alpha netted Proline’s fourth on the day with sheer brilliance coupled with perfect execution, having come on in the 66th minute when his side was leading by three goals to nil.

    And the celebration spoke volumes; it was a big statement to silence all his critics who have time and then accused the 17 year old of being “undeserving” for national team call ups. Most whom funnily enough have never seen play, but state so out of a biased judgement inclined from his father’s infamous suggestions and heavily contended political affiliation.

    Alpha after scoring ran all the way to hug his dad after scoring; as if to say, “Thank you for believing in me”. Bebe Cool has supported his child’s dream to play football since he was only 3, and now the results of hardwork and persistence are starting to show.

    At 17, Alpha is a regional gold medalist and continental silver medalist with the Uganda U-20 National soccer side.

    The Other Uganda Cup Results Today;

    Gaddafi FC 1-0 Mbale Heroes FC.

    Kataka Football Club Mbale 1-0 Tooro United Football Club.

    Kyetume Fc 2-2 Express Football Club

    URA Football Club 0-0 Team Mbarara City FC

    Winners on aggregate after two legs will qualify to the Uganda Cup round of 16.

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    Who Is Fooling Who: Express FC Unveils New Sponsor, Cancels Melbet Contract Few Weeks After Signing…

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    Express FC players celebrate their goal in their new jersey in their first game of the season against UPDF yesterday

    Just a month after Express FC unveiled Melbet betting company as their sponsor, the Wankulukuku based club have terminated the contract.

    Last week, Express FC unveiled sure bet, another betting company as their new sponsor.

    When Grapevine asked, Express CEO, Isaac Mwesigwa what happened to the Melbet deal, he refused to reveal more details but disclosed that the club went into mutual understanding with melbet to terminate the contract.

    “We are happy with this new deal because it will help us more during the league,” he said.

    Former, Express chairperson, Nakiwala Kiyingi told theGrapevine that, “we are happy to have this wonderful deal and it will help us.”

    When asked her whether the current chairman, Kiryowa Kiwanuka is still a club chairman, she said that she cannot comment on the matter.

     

    By Juma Ali

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    Tension As Real Stars Awards Shortlists Best Performing Sports Stars For September…

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    L-R: Basketball's Tony Drileba, Jacob Kiplimo, Ambrose Kigozi of Sand Cranes and JKL's Brenda Ekon

    Real Stars Awards has shortlisted the best performing Ugandan sports personalities in different sports disciplines.

    This time, in the September monthly awards, four disciplines will be awarded and these include; football, athletics, cricket and basketball.

    The awards will take place tomorrow, Tuesday 4th October, at 256 route, Lugogo.

    The nominees are: In football, three players are contesting for the award and these include; Ambrose Kigozi of Sand Cranes, for his good performance in COSAF championship  where Sand Cranes reached semifinal, Bruno Bunyaga of Buddu and St. Lawrence University where he took the university into the semifinals and Buddu to quarter finals and Blacha Mulamba of Gomba who played a big role to Gomba performance.

    In Cricket, the nominees are; Juma Miyaji, Riazat Ali Shah and Patricia Timogo for their good performance for the cricket Cranes, where they won the African T20 challenge.

    In Basketball, the nominees are; Tony Drireba of city oilers, who helped his team reach the finals of National basketball league, Ariael Okai of Nam blazers, who helped the club to reach its first final of National basketball league and Brenda Ekon of JKL Lady Dolphins who helped her club to reach the finals.

    In Athletics, the nominees are, Jacob Kiplimo, Abel Chebet and Andrew Komoi.

     

    By Juma Ali

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    Express FC Unveils New Sponsorship Deal..

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    Express FC team

    Express FC yesterday unveiled a partnership with betting company, Melbet at Wakulukuku stadium.

    This was after their previous sponsors betway refused to renew their partship with the club.

    The details of what is in the sponsorship package are not known but according to Melbet country director, Andrew Kamwesigye, the betting company is going to support Express in everything they need to compete favourably in all tournaments from the Super League to continental competitions.

    Addressing journalist at Wakulukuku, Express Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Isaac Mwesigwa said, “Melbet will help us in our journey to defend the CECAFA club Championship, branding the stadium and providing players’ kits for both home and away games.”

    The deal is for one year and will be renewable.

    Melbet was the official shirt sponsor for Kyetume FC last season.

     

    By Juma Ali

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