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Express In Things, Betway Injects UGX 400m Sponsorship Package

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EXPRESS fans can now forget the tough times of last season where they survived relegation after securing a sponsorship deal worth 400 million from betway, one of the biggest betting companies in the World.


While delivering the package at hotel Africans today, Adellah Agaba, the Betway country manager said, “Betway would like to ensure that the players are handled professionally and on a mission to make Express FC great again.”
Kiryowa Kiwanuka, the new Express, chairman, who has continued to transform Express by rebuilding structures said, “I welcome betway Uganda as our shirt sponsor and on behalf of Express, we pledge total support towards this partnership.”
Betway Uganda is a worldwide football partner attached to big football brands like West Ham in the world and therefore it’s not a surprise that they have also partnered with another big Ugandan football brand which is Express.

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Express may not be title contenders this season but next season, they may be a force to reckon with. Express’s major problem last season was keeping their best players because they didn’t have a well defined salary scheme and the salaries were not prompt. In that period, they lost players like Saddam Juma and Mzee Dan Sserunkuma to KCCA and Vipers respectively.
Kiwanuka fixed the problem of salaries and secured Equity Bank on board. The personal relations team is led by longtime Express fans like Mark Ssali who is also the PRO for UNRA. Kiwanuka and his team have built a formidable Board to run the club.

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I don’t Live On Football Money Like Magogo Who Has Just Started Wearing Suits That Fit Him – Misagga

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The former president for football giants SC Villa, Eng Ben Misagga has attacked Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) president Moses Magogo again over commission on the StarTimes deal.

While reacting to a tweet from sports scribe Martin Kaddu, which stated, ‘No commission agent to be paid for StarTimes Shs26b deal. Confirms UPL Board chairman Rugyendo Quotes’, Misagga said:

“I have never lived on football money I have been giving and I will keep giving football, for Rugyendo I will spare my time. The commissions I get is high level. Magogo akyezimba, Kati aguze ku motoka, these days ayambala ku suits ezimutuka,” Misagga said.

Recently, the Grapevine ran a story of the war of words between Misagga and Magogo over StarTimes sponsorship deal commission. Misagga is also bitter with Magogo who he blames for fueling his downfall at Villa.

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Slim Lead Costs Kobs, As They Are Eliminated

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South Sudan 2- 0 Uganda  (2-1 Agg)

It was a disappointing display from the Uganda Kobs, the Under 23 side, as they were beaten by 2 goals away from home in South Sudan.

Cranes left Kampala with a slim lead and they failed to capitalise on their early chances. They were punished by a well organised South Sudan that lost the first leg 1-0 with a soft penalty in the last minutes at the StarTimes stadium Lugogo.

South Sudan will now proceed to face Tunisia in the next round. The two Cranes tacticians Wasswa Bbosa and Charles Ayeikho ‘Mbuzi’ were left disappointed afte the likes of Allan Okello, Steven Mukwala, Mustafa Kiiza, Julius failed to lift the the team past the world’s new nation.

 

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Onyango Misses Nigerian Trip, As Cranes Travel For Nigeria friendly

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Friendly game Tuesday, 20th November 2018:

Nigeria Super Eagles Vs Uganda Cranes

Live on 102.1 FUFA FM

Uganda Cranes head coach Sebastien Desabre has named an 18 man team to face Nigeria Super Eagles on Tuesday without Cranes skipper Denis Onyango.

The Cranes travelled to Nigeria on Sunday and arrived safely at Westview hotel in Lagos Nigeria. The last time the two teams met, Farouk Miya scored the winner as they won 1-0. Cranes go into this game after qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted in Cameroon next year. Nigeria also qualified after drawing with South Africa.

The Cranes went to Nigeria with two goalkeepers, Salim Jamal and Charles Lukwago.

The team departed on Sunday morning at 9am after the flight was delayed by six hours ahead of Tuesday’s international friendly match.

The squad to Nigeria:

Goalkeepers: Salim Jamal, Charles Lukwago

Other players: Nico Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Hassan Wasswa Mawanda, Khalid Aucho, Denis Iguma, Moses Waiswa, Patrick Kaddu, Isaac Muleme,

Timothy Denis Awany, Isaac Isinde, Allan Kyambadde, Taddeo Lwanga,

Ibrahim Sadam Juma, Milton Karisa, Allan Kateregga, Derrick Nsibambi

HEAD TO HEAD

Nigeria  07 : 00  Uganda

Nigeria  0 – 1  Uganda

Uganda  2 – 1  Nigeria

Nigeria  1 – 0  Uganda

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