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    Mamelodi Champions! Onyango Sets Another PSL Record…



    Dennis Onyango's Mamelodi Sundowns are 2020/21 PSL Champions

    Former Uganda Cranes captain Dennis Masinde Onyango’s Mamelodi Sundowns have beaten Moses Waiswa’s Supersport United to clinch the South African DSTV Premier Soccer League (PSL) title.

    Mamelodi, after playing 27 games are now topping the PSL table with 60 points, seven more than second placed AmaZulu on 50 points.

    The Brazilians’ 3-1 victory against Supersport has handed them an unassailable 10-point gap on top of the standings and they have been confirmed as champions with three games to spare.

    In the game played at the Loftus Versfeld, there were no goals until after half an hour played when Lebohang Maboe in the 32nd minute showed up in the right place at the right time to slot home, giving Mamelodi Sundowns the lead.

    Less than ten minutes after, Aubrey Modiba’s cross from the right beat everyone including the keeper to make it two for the home side.

    In quick succession, Masandawana made it three through Themba Zwane after a great team move with one minute to play for in the first half.

    Teboho Mokoena scored late for the visitors to deny Onyango a clean sheet.

    This season’s league title is a record 14th in Mamelodi’s cabinet, and a historical fourth straight win.

    This is also Masandanwana’s first title in the post-Pitso Mosimane era, and it could not have come at a better time than shortly after exiting from the CAF Champions League by a Pitso coached side (Al Ahly).

    Supersport’s loss has dented their already thin hopes of squeezing into the top three, as they remain at 41 points, five below third placed Golden Arrows.

    The Tshwane derby was followed closely in Uganda as the encounter pitted two of the country’s so loved players against each other after both Onyango (Mamelodi) and Waiswa were selected for the game.

    The Brazilians secured a derby win, league title, and three points, but Onyango painfully lost a clean sheet.

    Onyango is closing in on the Premiership clean sheet record which stands at 17.

    The above record, held by AmaZulu goalkeeper coach Joseph’s Moeneeb was set in the 2009/2010 season when he was still the shot-stopper at Orlando Pirates.

    With three games for Sundowns left to go until the end of the season, Onyango has already managed 14 clean sheets, just three adrift of Moeneeb’s record.

    Onyango at 36 has joined the very short list of few players with eight league medals.



    FUFA Bans All Fans From Stadiums!…



    Nelson Mandela Memorial Stadium-Namboole

    FUFA has issued Circular number 1136 directing all clubs not to admit fans to the stadiums until further notice.

    The communication signed off by the FUFA Deputy CEO-Football Decolas Kiiza was issued on Thursday 3rd June 2021.

    The circular addressed to FUFA Members, Special Interest Groups of FUFA and Stakeholders reads;

    As you are all aware according to statistics from the Ministry of Health there is an upsurge in the number of COVID-19 cases as well as deaths in Uganda.

    FUFA had earlier allowed up to 200 fans to watch FUFA organised and FUFA authorized competitions with strong adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). This is no longer tenable in the current situation.

    Therefore, in order to ensure the Health and Safety of players, Technical staff and all stakeholders, all matches shall be played without spectators or fans until further notice.

    “As we wind up the 1st Division, 2nd Division and the Uganda Cup there shall be no fans in the stadiums,” FUFA emphasised, encouraging teams to limit all other authorized personnel to the bear minimum.

    As per the warning, SOPs must be strictly observed and COVID-19 vaccination enhanced by football officials and players throughout the country.


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    Mukwala Joins Cranes Camp!…



    URA striker Steven Mukwala has been summoned to the Cranes camp

    URA FC striker Steven Mukwala has joined the Uganda Cranes camp after a late call up by interim coach Abdallah Mubiru.

    The summoned squad of 34 players is preparing for an international friendly match against Bafana Bafana slated for 10th June 2021 in South Africa.

    Mukwala now joins three other tax collectors in the Cranes camp including his club captain Shafik Kagimu, Patrick Mbowa and Ivan Sserubiri to bring the number to four.

    URA’s number nine has so far had 20 goal involvements in 24 league appearances this season. Second, on the top scorers’ chart with only two goals less, Mukwala has scored 14 goals and assisted up to six times.

    The striker has already surpassed his last season’s tally where he scored 13 goals in 21 games hence finishing as the league’s top scorer of the 2019/20 season. The season was abandoned after 25 games due to the emergence of the Covid19 pandemic.

    The 21-year-old joins Mubiru’s side outfit hugely dominated by young players mostly featuring in the domestic league, while others make their debut appearances on the National team.


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    Fred Kajoba Deserts Vipers SC After Argument With His Boss…



    Fred Kajoba

    Fred Kajoba has definitely left his role as head coach of Vipers Sports.

    According to local sports website Footbal256, Kajoba decided to end his relationship with Vipers SC after the club’s technical director Charles Masembe asked him to decide between Vipers and the Uganda Cranes.

    “When I went for our afternoon training session at Vipers, Mr. Masembe called me in his office and asked me to choose between Vipers and Uganda,” Kajoba told Football256.

    “Without thinking twice, I told him I choose Uganda, when Vipers hired me I was working with the Uganda Cranes and I will always choose the Cranes any day over any club job.”

    “So I have resigned from the job, I have said my good byes to the players and I am leaving the premises now,” Kajoba added as he left St Mary’s Stadium.

    Apparently, Kajoba at the expense of Vipers’ training had earlier today been part of the Cranes training at the MTN Omondi Stadium Lugogo as the side commenced preparations for their June 10th friendly with South Africa in Johannesburg.

    Trouble ensued there, provided that there is less than 48 hours to Viper’s Stanbic Uganda Cup quarterfinal return leg against SC Villa at the Military barracks in Bombo.

    Kajoba joined Vipers midway the 2019/2020 StarTimes Uganda Premier League season and led them to their fourth title much as the season was cancelled with five games to.

    It is not yet clear whether Kajoba leaves with his trusted right hand man Paul Kiwanuka or the latter will stay to see Vipers through the reminder of the season together with Francis Mugerwa and goalkeeping coach Ibrahim Mugisha.

    Before his resignation, Vipers were third on the Premier League log on 56 points, two points behind log leaders Express and one point behind second placed URA.


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