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    KCCA FC Coach Mutebi Troubled With ‘Selection Headache’ Ahead Of UPDF Encounter At Bombo Barracks…

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    KCCA FC coach Mike Mutebi (R) is spoilt for choice

    In the Uganda Premier League (UPL) today, KCCA FC will face a degrading UPDF FC side that started the league on a high.

    However much the army side has lost only once at their Bombo Barracks home this season, their form away from home has not been so convincing.

    Coach Mike Mutebi, who is seeking to rise up to title contention after a previous series of poor, runs has the privilege of selecting from the wide pool of attackers at the Lugogo side. Now he’s spoilt for choice

    “We are faced with selection headache in terms of forwards at KCCA FC. Aheebwa has 7 goals, Lwanga has 5 goals and Ssenyonjo has 5. Anaku has 3 goals in 2 games. They all know the competition that they are bound to face at KCCA FC and they need to compete so we can get the best from them,” Mutebi said.

    KCCA picked three points from their last league game against Busoga United FC, while UPDF FC lost 0-1 to URA FC at home.

    It will be the third time both clubs face each other in the league. In 2017/18 both sides met twice and KCCA FC won the home tie while both sides shared spoils in the reverse fixture.

    KCCA FC go into match day 12 with 20 points from 11 games.

    Visitors UPDF FC have not drawn a league game since they were promoted to the Uganda Premier League. They have won 6 games and lost 5 times in 11 games played.

    KCCA FC know a win against UPDF FC in the league will get the club further in the table log and boost the confidence of the side ahead of the fixtures next week against Kyetume away and Police FC at home.

    Statistics

    KCCA FC has played 11 games, won 6, drawn 2 and lost 3. The club has scored 30 goals and conceded 9 times with a goal difference of +21.

    UPDF FC has played 11 games won 6, lost 5 and has not shared spoils. They have scored 14 goals and conceded 9 times. They have a goal difference of +5

    KCCA FC and UPDF FC have met twice in the Uganda Premier League. KCCA FC has won once against UPDF FC and both sides have shared spoils once and that was in 2017/18 season.

     

    By Baron Kironde

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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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