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    FUFA Bans Mbarara City FC Captain Mukundane For Assaulting Referee…

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    Mbarara City FC captain Hillary Mukundane

    Hillary Mukundane, the Mbarara City FC captain has been suspended for 4 matches, the FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel has announced. Othieno Stephen, another Mbarara City player has also been suspended for the same.

    Circumstances of the cases:

    Disciplinary proceedings were opened against Mukundane and Othieno for use of threatening, harmful, offensive, rude, insulting comments and violent conduct towards match officials in the match against Onduparaka FC Vs Mbarara City match played on  9.3.2021 at Green light stadium Arua.

    Verdict:

    “In the present case, the Competitions Disciplinary Panel identified and took into account the fact that; i. Hillary Mukundane and Othieno do admit to contravening Article 30(2) of the FCR ii. Hillary Mukundane and Othieno are remorseful in their defence,” a letter from FUFA partly read.

    The FUFA CDP therefore decided to suspend Hillary Mukundane and Stephen Othieno for 4 Uganda Premier League competition matches effective immediately as of 17.3.2021.

    “Should they fail to heed to the sanction above, the FUFA CDP shall be constrained to take stringent disciplinary measures against the player,” FUFA warned.

    Mbarara City FC played their last game at home behind closed doors as instructed by FUFA.

    Mbarara City FC was sanctioned for violating Articles 10 and 11 of the FUFA COVID-19 Football Regulations.

    Disciplinary proceedings were opened against management of Mbarara City FC after allowing Fans/Spectators into the stadium without written authorization for Mbarara City Fc Vs Vipers SC match Saturday 6th March 2021 at Kakyeka.

    The FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel (CDP) therefore decided that Mbarara City FC with a one match ban under closed stadium for their UPL game versus Soltilo Bright Stars FC last Saturday on 13th March 2021 at Kakyeka Stadium.

    Meanwhile, there’s also some good news from the pride Mbarara camp despite all the short comings.

    Coach Livingston Mbabazi has returned to the Kakyeka Stadium after a very long time away. Mbabazi is back just in time to take over today’s game against BUL FC after signing a one and a half year deal with the Mbarara side.

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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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