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    Mutyaba: “Those FUFA Guys Are ‘Mad’ – They Haven’t Given Me Any Gov’t Money”…

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    Ex-Uganda Cranes player Mike 'Sulaiman' Mutyaba (L) has lately been in "not very good terms" with FUFA president, Eng. Moses Magogo over money issues

    Ex Uganda Cranes player, Sulaiman, also known as Mike Mutyaba has come out to refute FUFA’s (Federation of Uganda Football Association) claims that all Senior national team players received money in millions from the government through the local football governing body.

    The latest reports from the Uganda Cranes camp earlier on this week indicated that FUFA effected the payment of the outstanding bonuses owed to the Uganda Cranes CHAN team.

    Today, FUFA also publicly posted all the payments as they were made to National Senior Team Players for a period of the past 33 months (from July 2018-March 2021)

    According to FUFA, these payments are direct income by players and do not include any other expenses incurred on the team over the period.

    FUFA’s resolution to publicly post a list of all the beneficiaries, exposing exactly who received how much, for everyone else to see has since sparked mixed reactions from football lovers and the entire public, some are contented and impressed with how much millions each player is going to get, and others (so many) are utterly dissapointed with the same- stating that it was so unprofessional of such an authority to stoop so low to public opinions.

    Apparently, the public put Eng. Moses Magogo, the FUFA president under pressure to “account for every single coin” each player is meant to get.

    Reffering to the 30 man-list, former captain Dennis Onyango earned the highest (over 320m) with Mike Mutyaba, last on the list earning himself slightly under 13m.

    According to FUFA, more players than listed are paid by the federation.

    “These same players have earned from other fufa sources but this is only from Government,” FUFA further stated.

    However, Mutyaba, upon FUFA releasing the list has denied receiving any money from government through the same federation.

    “These FUFA guys need to see a doctor, I want to confirm that I have never received any money from FUFA concerning government money,” Mutyaba ranted on social media.

    “Stop fooling Ugandans! You should be ashamed of yourselves because this is too much,” he added, directing his anger towards FUFA and especially to the FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo.

    Mutyaba had in the previous days led a protest campaign to demand that FUFA fulfills its end of the bargain, mostly concerning the CHAN tournament participants who Magogo said deserved to earn nothing after equally “putting nothing on table”.

    The Cranes notably had a very forgettable CHAN tournament where the team didn’t make it out of the group, also failing to register a single win in the competition. Magogo termed the poor performance as “shitty”, thus justifying that the players didn’t deserve to get paid from such a poor display.

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    She Cranes Star Nuba Reveals Why She Decided To Play For Uganda Not South Sudan; Why She Regrets Giving Birth Early…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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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