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    FUFA Pays Cranes Players: Now Where Did The Money Suddenly Come From? – Mutyaba Asks Magogo…

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    FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo (L) and ex Cranes player Sulaiman Mutyaba

    The latest reports from the Uganda Cranes camp have indicated that the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has effected the payment of the outstanding bonuses owed to the Uganda Cranes CHAN team.

    Former Cranes player, Mike Mutyaba had in the previous days led a protest campaign to demand that FUFA fulfills its end of the bargain, even after a forgetful CHAN tournament where the Cranes team didn’t make it out of the group, failing to register a single win in the competition. FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo termed the poor performance as “shitty”, this justifying that the players didn’t deserve to get paid from such a poor display.

    A sum of UGX 5.5 million ( USD 1500) was reportedly transferred to individual accounts of all players who took part in the January – February 2021 tournament held in Cameroon.

    One Cranes midfielder who preferred anonymity confirmed to theGrapevine that the bonuses owed to them by FUFA for playing at CHAN were paid.

    Accounting for the money, it covered daily bonuses for the time the players spent in camp both before and during the tournament.

    The CHAN team started their preparations for the tournament which is exclusive to local based players on December 21, 2020, spending 39 days in camp until January 29 2021 when the camp broke off following their elimination from the tournament.

    The CHAN team started their preparations for the tournament which is exclusive to local based players on December 21, 2020, spending 39 days in camp until January 29 2021 when the camp broke off following their elimination from the tournament.

    Mike Mutyaba is not yet done. He commended FUFA for paying the players’ money, but indicated that there’s still some more to be done by the Federation, including some other bonuses.

    “So the question is; has the government released money as claimed by Eng Moses Magogo and other FUFA officials?” Mutyaba queried.

    He also questioned why Magogo paid the players while just days ago he had claimed that FUFA owed no player anything.

    “I spoke to Afande Nakalema yesterday and she assured me that Moses Magogo is finished if he doesn’t pay 24m to each Uganda Cranes player for the past two years. And we also humbly request for the 4 million for U-17, 14.6m for U-20 and 38million for Acholi,” he added, further advising Magogo that;

    “If it means borrowing and paying to clear your name, please Engineer do it because you’re the one who “ate” the money.”

    By Baron Kironde

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    She Cranes Star Nuba Reveals Why She Decided To Play For Uganda Not South Sudan; Why She Regrets Giving Birth Early…

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    She Cranes player Mary Nuba

    Born in South Sudan but grew in Uganda, that’s the story of the She Cranes goal shooter Mary Nuba Cholhok who was voted as the best shooter in the just concluded Fast5 Series tournament which was held in New Zealand.

    Uganda emerged in fifth position in the tournament. theGrapevine had a chance to talk to Nuba before she went back to England for her professional career.

    Grapevine: Why did you decide to play for Uganda and not for your native country South Sudan?

    Nuba: South Sudan is still lagging behind in Netball and I’m getting old, that’s why I decided to play for Uganda’s She Cranes.

    Grapevine: What challenges have you faced so far in your career?

    Nuba: Thinking about my five-year baby who stays in Uganda yet I’m in England playing for my professional club.

    Grapevine: Then what about your husband [the baby’s father] ?

    Nuba: I’m not married, though I gave birth.

    Mary Nuba was awarded Fans player of the Fast5 Series tournament

    Grapevine: How did you manage giving birth and playing Netball?

    Nuba: I realized that later that I made a mistake of getting pregnant. But I stood on my feet, forgot all the past and decided to move on with my child and my career.

    Grapevine: How do you manage those good performances?

    Nuba: I work very hard ever day in order to achieve my goals.

    Grapevine: Where do you see She Cranes in four years to come?

    Nuba: I see She Cranes winning the Netball World cup because we have good players who are still young.

    Grapevine: Tell us about the best game in your career?

    Nuba: When we defeated South Africa in the Common Wealth games in Birmingham.

    Grapevine: Who’s your role model in the game of Netball?

    Nuba: Peace Proscovia because of the way she managed to lift her life from a poor background. She is now superstar in the game.

     

     

    By Juma Ali

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    MIRACLE: All She Cranes Players Return After Incidents Of Players Disappearing While On Duty Abroad…

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    She Cranes players and one of the start player Goal Shooter Mary Cholhok Nuba

    It was a miracle this time around after all the She Cranes players returned from New Zealand.

    It has been a habit for some Netball players to escape when the team travels for international tournaments.

    Just last month, two She Cranes players; Nakanyike Shakira, who was a Police Player and Rose Namutebi, who was a KCCA Player, disappeared in UK, during She Cranes international friendlies.

    The disappearance of these two players followed the disappearance of centre Player, Halimah Nakachwa, who disappeared in UK, in 2017 during another international friendly in UK.

    However, this time around, all the nine players who went for the first five series tournament in New Zealand, where She Cranes emerged fifth, after wining three games and losing three games, all returned with the team.

    National players disappearing while on duty abroad is also a habit in other sports disciplines like; boxing, table tennis, Rugby among others.

     

    By Juma Ali

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    It’s Time For Golola To Rest: I’m Going To Punch Him Into Retirement – General Fungu Vows…

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    Moses Golola (L) and General Fungu (R)

    General Hamza Fungu has vowed to fight Moses Golola and send him into retirement come 26th December. 2022.

    Fungu said this during the launch at Akamwesi gardens today.

    Uganda’s middle weight kick boxing champion, Golola Moses is set to face his former trainer, General Hamza Fungu on bixing day at Akamwesi shopping mail gardens.

    Golola, who is known for his many words said that he has beaten many fighters who were better than Fungu, “now look at this piglet, I’m going to show him why I’m called Golola Moses ‘of Uganda ‘  and I call upon Ugandans to come and be witnesses on that day.”

    Though Golola said that he signed a contract which allows both fighters to fight until one gets tired, officials in charge of organizing the show said they will fight K-1 style for five rounds.

    Grapevine had a chance to sit down with Golola’s challenger General Fungu and and this is what he had to say;

    theGrapevine: How are you prepared for this fight?

    Fungu: I’m well prepared but they have also given us enough time. So, I’m going to prepare more.

    theGrapevine: Why, among fighters did you choose Golola?

    Fungu: I have been asking to fight Golola for the last five years but he has been dodging me. He one time asked for 20,000 dollars to fight me.

    theGrapevine: Why do you think he accepted this time around?

    Fungu: I think this time, he has been given a lot of money.

    theGrapevine: Which tactics are you going to use to defeat Golola?

    Fungu : Golola has words but I have the tactics which will defeat Golola.

    theGrapevine: Many people have come out to challenge Golola but he finally wins?

    Fungu : He has been favoured many times.

    theGrapevine: Is it true that the contract you signed for the fight allows you to fight until one of you gets tired?

    Fungu : The contract is a disadvantage to Golola not me because I was born a fighter.

    theGrapevine: What next after this fight?

    Fungu : After this fight, I will fight three more three bouts and retire.

     

    By Juma Ali

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