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HISTORIC: Cranes Qualify For AFCON 2019 In Cameroon, Onyango Keeps Another Important Clean Sheet

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AFCON 2019:

Cranes 1-0 Cape Verde

Uganda Cranes did not disappoint as they beat Cape Verde to qualify for AFCON 2019 due to take place in Cameroon.

Patrick Kaddu was the hero as he scored the winner in the second half, having earned his second senior start in the Cranes team in the absence of Emmanuel Okwi. Kaddu ran tirelessly and worked hard to get the only goal of the game.

This is the second time Uganda has managed to qualify for the competition consecutively and Sebastian Desabre the Cranes coach was delighted to be part of this piece if Ugandan history.

“We are a family and I think the boys in my defense played well and Kaddu too,” Desabre said after the game.

Cape Verde tried to break down the Cranes in the first half but Desabre’s boys, commanded by captain Dennis Onyango, who got another clean sheet, managed to soak the pressure.

Uganda now qualifies for Cameroon 2019 with 13 points with a game against Tanzania in Dar-el Salaam remaining.  Uganda is the only team yet to concede a goal in the Africa Cup 2019 qualifiers.

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Betway Brands The Home Of Express FC

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Express FC sponsors betway have branded the entire Mutesa II stadium.

On 5 November, betway, one of the World’s top betting companies partnered with ‘mukwano Gwabangi’ and unveiled a deal worth Shs400m at Hotel Africana.  This partnership includes shirt sponsorship and Stadium naming rights, packaged with a leveraging budget as development partners for the team and management of Express FC.

“Things are happening at Wankulukuku stadium the home of Express,” Kiwanuka Kiryowa, the Express chairman tweeted.

Having dropped two points against Vipers in a game that led to the suspension of the match officials for accepting an offside goal, Kefa Kisala’s Express is expected get three points off a coach less Onduparaka.

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Struggling Villa Appoint Bamweyana Who Almost Sunk Express, Timbe And Mugerwa

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Sam Timbe (L) and Bamweyana (R)

SC VILLA interim committee have decided to change the entire technical team and appointed Douglas Bamweyana as head coach.

Bamweyana was named on the team to take over the technical duties at Villa Park. The team also had Sam Timbe Simon, Peter Mugerwa and is headed by William Nkemba. It is now a year since Douglas Bamweyena was sacked at Express during Nakiwala Kiyingi’s reign over poor results.

“The interim committee would like to inform the football fraternity that in view of the poor results the club has been posting this season so far, they have agreed to terminate Moses Basena’s contract by mutual consent. The club appreciates Mr. Basena’s efforts,” Villa interim committee said.

The official communication from Villa, further said that Mr. Bamweyana’s appointment as head coach takes immediate effect.

Who is who on this technical team?

 Sam Timbe: He is going to work as a technical director overseeing the work of Bamweyana and Mugerwa. Timbe has been jobless since partying ways with Tusker of Kenya last year.

Bamweyana: He was appointed as the head coach replacing Moses Basena, and he is expected to handle the club professionally without any excuses. Villa have not won a game this season.

Simon Mugerwa: He has a lot of experience when it comes to finding good players. He won the post primary tournament with Buddo SS but he failed to take the Masaza Cup with Buddu.

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Villa Woes Deepen – Club Coach Basena Resigns

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SC Villa Woes have deepened after coach Moses Basena resigned.

Sources told the Grapevine that Basena could not stand the pressure from Villa fans who have always been humiliating him for failing to win a league game in eight games played this season.

“Basena  had to step down and do other things but the Villa job has been very tough because the big men are not willing to inject funds into the club,” a person close to Basena told the Grapevine.

Former Cranes and SC Villa defender Nestroy  Kizito, who has been working with Basena as his assistant told The Grapevine that Basena was bitter with the Villa fans who abused him after the Tooro United draw. “We were abused and the fans told us to leave their club,” Nestroy said.

What went wrong at Villa?

It should be remembered that Villa woes started when they kicked out former president Eng. Ben Misagga.

It is alleged that when Misagga got information that he was going to be fired from the club’s presidency, he sold off all the good players and by the time Omar Mandela’s team took over, Villa had only four players left (Ambrose Kirya (Villa captain), Joseph Nsubuga, Samson Kirya and Yusuf Wasswa.

Villa fans blame Misagga for leaving the team with average players and the new leaders for buying rejects like Savio Kabugo, Habib Kavuma and Manko Kaweesa, during the transfer market.

Villa maybe in the Express dilemma of being relegated like Express last season because each game that passes the situation is worrying. Rejected players like Savio Kabugo, Habib Kavuma and Manko Kaweesa are part of the Villa team struggling in the league.

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