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    FUFA Suspends Uganda Cranes Coach McKinstry For One Month To See How Things Turn Out Without Him…

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    Uganda Cranes Coach Jonathan McKinstry (L) and FUFA boss Moses Magogo

    The Uganda Cranes head coach, Jonathan McKinstry has been instructed by his employees, the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA), to sit out for a month as they monitor the situation without him.

    “The FUFA Executive Committee has asked the Head Coach of the National Senior side-The Uganda Cranes, Mr. Johnathan McKinstry, to step aside from managing and coaching the team for the period from 2nd- 31st March 2021,” an official statement from FUFA reads in part.

    The decision comes at a very crucial time when Uganda Cranes have to play against Burkina Faso at home on March 24th, before concluding the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign away against Malawi.

    McKinstry has lately been under fire for failing to go past the group stage of the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN)

    Before that, he had coached Uganda to a 1-0 loss to South Sudan in Kenya last year, after another dismal performance against South Sudan in the double header of the same qualifying campaign saw Uganda lose ground in returning to Africa Cup of Nations for the third successive time, leaving Uganda on seven points and in the mix of fighting to seal qualification in the final two games.

    In the meantime Assistant Coaches Mr. Abdallah Mubiru, Mr. Livingstone Mbabazi and goalkeeping coach Mr. Fred Kajoba will take charge of the team during this period.

    FUFA announced that the rest of the Technical team shall remain unchanged.

    “We will use the period to assess and monitor the performance of the team,” FUFA president, Moses Magogo said.

     

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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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