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    FUFA Presidency: Magogo Set To Return Unopposed…



    FUFA President Moses Magogo

    Federation of Uganda Football Associations ( FUFA) presidential aspirant Mujib Kasule has opted out of the race.

    The Proline FC director Mujib Kasule has pulled out citing unfairness as he described the whole process as a circus.

    This is big news in the incumbent Moses Magogo ‘s camp who might regain his seat unopposed.

    Kasule was one of the three candidates that had picked nomination forms for the FUFA top office on Tuesday including incumbent president Moses Magogo, and another candidate (Allan Ssewanyana) likely to drop off.

    The nomination process for presidency started on Monday and was meant to run for 48 hours before forms are returned on Wednesday.

    Kasule said the schedule is one that does not allow for an inclusive election process since it is meant to lock out other potential candidates.

    Speaking during a press conference in Wandegeya on Wednesday morning, Kasule said that he could not complete the requirements needed for nomination which marked the end of his race.

    “Today, I did not return my nomination forms as expected because of the frustration in satisfying the nomination requirements needed,” Kasule told media before adding; “This whole process is just a circus.”

    “This administration (FUFA) and the incumbent do not allow the virtues of fair play, and they not follow the standard regulations when it comes to nomination.”

    “The system was meant to frustrate any potential candidates, it was set up to protect the incumbent, it was set up to ensure that he went through unopposed.”

    Kasule explained: “For any candidate to be nominated, you need people who nominate you in the following categories; one of the eight FUFA regions, a chairman and a CEO from one of the professional clubs (UPL and FUFA Big League).”

    “You also need a chairman and a CEO from the eight interest groups including the coaches association, players association, beach soccer, futsal, women football, referees’ association and youth football.”

    “What happened, the eight regional chairmen were all made to sign on forms that made them believe that they were nominating the incumbent and this was done way back in April before the nomination started.”

    “The chairmen of the interest groups were also made to sign similar documents, meaning that when they had signed for him (Magogo), they could not nominate anyone else as per rules.”

    “The other avenue through the regional CEOs who are paid by FUFA could not sign for anyone who stands against their boss.”

    “The nomination process should never be meant to lock people out. It must give an opportunity to football people to choose the best candidate,” Kasule continued.

    “The nomination process should allow people who have the minimum requirements to go through that process and have an inclusive election according to the constitution.”

    “So in reality, the nomination process was closed in April. We tried but it was always a dead end.”

    “Fortunately, we have the information and have gathered all the evidence that these people were made to sign for the incumbent way before the nomination was opened on Monday,” he stated.

    The former KCCA and Uganda Cranes player is a seasoned administrator and a former FUFA vice-president under Lawrence Mulindwa, he officially announced his bid in April.

    Kasule also showed interest to run for the office in 2017, before he was bitterly locked out of the system, but did not reveal his next course of action after his failed nomination.



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



    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…



    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…



    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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