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    Onduparaka Blame Licensing Issues, Travelling 500Kms And Playing 2 Games In 3 Days For KCCA’s Humiliating 8-0 Defeat…

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    KCCA FC have thrashed West Nile giants Onduparaka FC 8 goals to nothing, to climb top of the UPL table with maximum six points from two games at Lugogo.

    “We Played Express FC Last Saturday and then Travelled over 500+ KMs arrived Sunday.  The boys had to rest for a day only then play KCCA today.  A few licensing issues also hindered some of the 1st team players from playing,” the caterpillars tweeted after the defeat.

    They however conceded that they have learnt a lot from the defeat and they are going to reorganize themselves and bounce back stronger

    For KCCA, the start is good, and the Ssenyonjo, Aheebwa duo was unstoppable. The two have scored 7 goals between themselves.

    How The Caterpillars Conceded All The 8 Goals;

    Ssenyonjo almost broke the deadlock for KCCA but Ajobe Mahadi cleared his lines.

    By the 20th minute, new recruit Brian Aheebwa netted the first on his home debut for the club, after wonderful hold up play from Ssenyonjo for the assist.

    In the 23rd minute, Herbert Achai with a long cross attempt from 35 yards caught the keeper napping off his line to extend KCCA FC’s lead. It was such a beauty.

    Ssenyonjo Samuel in the 28th minute scored with too much ease. The teenager was having a time of his life. He got his 5th goal for the club in 6 games. Brian Aheebwa assisted him.

    37: minutes into the game, Ssenyonjo Samuel capitalized on a spilled ball from the Caterpillar’s custodian off a shot from Aheebwa and the teenager tapped in.

    On the halftime mark, Kigozi Andrew was fouled in the box. Penalty was awarded to KCCA and Brian Aheebwa stepped up to convert from 12 yards to get his second goal on the day and his 3rd for KCCA in two games.

    6:0: In the 57th minute, the teenage player Samuel Ssenyonjo again displayed top class calmness and slotted home from Keziron Kizito’s assist.

    Brian Aheebwa in the 65th minute bagged his hat trick.

    73′ (8-0): In the 73 minute, Brian Aheebwa scored his fourth in the game, and 8th for the home side.

     

    By Baron Kironde

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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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