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    Kitara 4-2 Kyetume: Relegation Threatened Kitara Not Going Down Alone…



    Nathan Oloro was named MOTM. He scored all the four goals for Kitara

    Uganda Premier League (UPL) debutants Kitara FC have collected four out of six points from Kyetume FC this season.

    The last time they met in December last year, they settled for a one-all draw, followed by today’s 4-w win at home.

    A man of the match performance from Oloro Nathan saw Kitara FC overcome Kyetume FC in a six goal thriller at the Masindi Municipal Stadium.

    Oloro scored all the four goals for Kitara as Nicholas Kasozi and Saaka Sharif both netted once for the visitors in a thrilling 4-2 result. It was Kitara’s second win of the season.

    Oloro scored once in the first half for Kitara to cancel Kasozi’s early lead for Kyetume.

    Kyetume goalkeeper Joel Mutakubwa was red carded towards the end of the first half. Stephen Kabuye was sacrificed for another goalkeeper Martin Othieno who would eventually let in more three.

    Oloro stepped again to convert another penalty, doubling Kitara’s lead. Kyetume leveled matters through Saaka in the 64th minute.

    Oloro scored twice between the 79th and 89th minutes to put Kitara back in the driving seat.

    After 21 games, Kitara still lie bottom of the 1y-team UPL log with eight points having managed only a two wins now, two draws, and a dreadful 17 losses.

    Kyetume who have better survival chances are merely a point away from the relegation zone having won four games, drawn seven, and lost nine to accumulate 19 points – earning them 14th spot, a position below struggling Wakiso Giants with 20 points and a game less.

    Midfielder Monday Denis returned for Kitara as team Captain Maxwell Owachigiu, midfielder Kiwewa Ivan and forward Peter Lomoro were all absent.

    Kitara starting XI

    18.Akera Iva (GK)
    15.Philip Sempiira
    4.Mugume Patrick(C)
    22.Musa Doca
    27.Lwebuga Rogers
    6.Yasin Mubiru
    3.Zakayo Kizito
    23.Patrick Kusemererwa
    29.Oloro Nathan
    13.Daniel Ekoyu
    21.Edson Agondeze

    1.Opio Emanuel
    7.Kasoki Vicent
    12.Kyomuhendo Charles
    11.Tumusiime Isaac
    20.Kyamanywa Ronald
    16.Mwesigwa Stuart
    19.Pius Mbidde

    Derrick Were, Joshua Kigozi, Emmanuel Obua, Benon Tahomera, Steven Kagoda and Felix Okot for Kyetume did not travel with the team.

    Kyetume starting XI;

    18. Joel Mutakubwa
    24. Julius Ntambi
    15. Musitafa Mujuzi
    03. Richard Matovu
    05. Latif Kiyemba
    14. Julius Lule
    25. Nicholas Kasozi
    08. Feni Ali Moses
    10 Sharif Saaka
    39. Robert Sentongo
    21. Kabuye Steven

    16. Martin Othieno
    17. Semambo Jome
    11. Cephas Kambugu
    33. Henry Orom
    20. Isaac Kirabira
    13. Deo Isejja
    30. Walugembe Raymond

    Other UPL Results;

    • URA FC 2-0 Mbarara City
    • SC Villa 1-1 BUL FC
    • Busoga United 0-0 UPDF FC



    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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