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CRANES FOR AFCON: Star Reveals Their Target  Ahead Of The Lesotho Task



Uganda Cranes Vs Lesotho

Today, 13th October 2018

Time: 4 PM at Mandela National Stadium

Charges: 15,000/- (Ordinary Tickets), 40,000/= (VIP), 150,000/= (VVIP)


CRANES tactician Sebastien Desabre, will be praying that he wins the hearts of Ugandan football supporters by getting six points off Lesotho in a double in the 2019 AFCON qualifiers.

Cranes play the first game at Namboole then they will take a chartered plane to Lesotho. Chrispus Muyinda one of the Cranes officials has already flown to Lesotho with an advanced team.

Cranes will count on the services of captain, Denis Onyango, Moses Waiswa, one of the key players who put up a wonderful show against Tanzania in the last outing and Saddam Juma if given a chance in the curative role of the midfield. “We want six points off Lesotho so that there is no panic of qualification and mathematics,” Juma said.

Desabre under pressure;

Desabre is yet to win a competitive game with Uganda Cranes, he will be tested on Saturday against a Lesotho side that has won just four of their 23 games to date.

“If we stay focused and take our chances we can win this game comfortably and i trust the boys they will do the job,” Desabre said.

Stats you need to know:

*Uganda has won one game in last six games. They last beat Sao Tome principal.

*Lesotho has won two games in the last six games played.

*The last time Lesotho met Cranes, in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in September 2006 they won 3-0 and drew 0-0 away to Lesotho.

*Desabre will be seeking his first competitive win with the Cranes.


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Half time win for Cranes.

Lesotho Tectician Warns Uganda Cranes On Arrival

A delegation of 26 people (players and officials) from Lesotho arrived in Uganda on Thursday afternoon ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers first leg at Namboole.

The group arrived at Entebbe International Airport at 2:30 pm aboard South African Airways on flight.

They were received by the FUFA protocol team that had Mansoor Kimumwe, Richard Nandigobe among others.

The team is accommodated at Imperial Royal Hotel in Kampala and will conduct their final session at Mandela National Stadium this evening.

Moses Maliehe, the Lesotho national team head coach sounded confident on arrival; “Uganda is top of the group but we shall give them a run for their money despite the fact that we respect them.”

The visiting delegation will miss experienced players as Bokang Sello and Lesia Thetsane who did not travel to Uganda.

Bantu Football Club left-back Bokang will miss the game because of suspension having accumulated two yellow cards while Thetsane has been held back due to academic commitments.

The two countries face off in a double header, first this Saturday at Namboole Stadium before squaring off three days later in Maseru city, three days later at the Setsoto Stadium. Lesotho played a friendly game with Free Stars in South Africa and they lost 9-0, before travelling to Uganda.



Betway Brands The Home Of Express FC



Express FC sponsors betway have branded the entire Mutesa II stadium.

On 5 November, betway, one of the World’s top betting companies partnered with ‘mukwano Gwabangi’ and unveiled a deal worth Shs400m at Hotel Africana.  This partnership includes shirt sponsorship and Stadium naming rights, packaged with a leveraging budget as development partners for the team and management of Express FC.

“Things are happening at Wankulukuku stadium the home of Express,” Kiwanuka Kiryowa, the Express chairman tweeted.

Having dropped two points against Vipers in a game that led to the suspension of the match officials for accepting an offside goal, Kefa Kisala’s Express is expected get three points off a coach less Onduparaka.


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Struggling Villa Appoint Bamweyana Who Almost Sunk Express, Timbe And Mugerwa



Sam Timbe (L) and Bamweyana (R)

SC VILLA interim committee have decided to change the entire technical team and appointed Douglas Bamweyana as head coach.

Bamweyana was named on the team to take over the technical duties at Villa Park. The team also had Sam Timbe Simon, Peter Mugerwa and is headed by William Nkemba. It is now a year since Douglas Bamweyena was sacked at Express during Nakiwala Kiyingi’s reign over poor results.

“The interim committee would like to inform the football fraternity that in view of the poor results the club has been posting this season so far, they have agreed to terminate Moses Basena’s contract by mutual consent. The club appreciates Mr. Basena’s efforts,” Villa interim committee said.

The official communication from Villa, further said that Mr. Bamweyana’s appointment as head coach takes immediate effect.

Who is who on this technical team?

 Sam Timbe: He is going to work as a technical director overseeing the work of Bamweyana and Mugerwa. Timbe has been jobless since partying ways with Tusker of Kenya last year.

Bamweyana: He was appointed as the head coach replacing Moses Basena, and he is expected to handle the club professionally without any excuses. Villa have not won a game this season.

Simon Mugerwa: He has a lot of experience when it comes to finding good players. He won the post primary tournament with Buddo SS but he failed to take the Masaza Cup with Buddu.


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Villa Woes Deepen – Club Coach Basena Resigns



SC Villa Woes have deepened after coach Moses Basena resigned.

Sources told the Grapevine that Basena could not stand the pressure from Villa fans who have always been humiliating him for failing to win a league game in eight games played this season.

“Basena  had to step down and do other things but the Villa job has been very tough because the big men are not willing to inject funds into the club,” a person close to Basena told the Grapevine.

Former Cranes and SC Villa defender Nestroy  Kizito, who has been working with Basena as his assistant told The Grapevine that Basena was bitter with the Villa fans who abused him after the Tooro United draw. “We were abused and the fans told us to leave their club,” Nestroy said.

What went wrong at Villa?

It should be remembered that Villa woes started when they kicked out former president Eng. Ben Misagga.

It is alleged that when Misagga got information that he was going to be fired from the club’s presidency, he sold off all the good players and by the time Omar Mandela’s team took over, Villa had only four players left (Ambrose Kirya (Villa captain), Joseph Nsubuga, Samson Kirya and Yusuf Wasswa.

Villa fans blame Misagga for leaving the team with average players and the new leaders for buying rejects like Savio Kabugo, Habib Kavuma and Manko Kaweesa, during the transfer market.

Villa maybe in the Express dilemma of being relegated like Express last season because each game that passes the situation is worrying. Rejected players like Savio Kabugo, Habib Kavuma and Manko Kaweesa are part of the Villa team struggling in the league.


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