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    RECORD! How United Put 9 Past Southampton To Record Biggest Premier League Win In Over 25 Years.



    Manchester United thrashed Southampton 9-0


    Manchester United thrashed Southampton FC 9-0 to go top joint table leaders with Manchester City at 44 points.

    United  were in irresistible form as they put Southampton to the sword in devastating fashion.

    The visitors ended the match with only nine men after a 77-second sending off for Saints’ Swiss midfielder Alex Jankewitz and a late dismissal for Jan Bednarek.


    How All The 9 Goals Went Past Soton;

    United showed no mercy in the first 45 minutes against the 10 men with first home goals for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Edinson Cavani.

    Sandwiched between the right-back and striker’s efforts were goals for Marcus Rashford and an own goal from Bednarek.

    And the goals kept coming in the second half with two-goal sub Anthony Martial, Scott McTominay, Bruno Fernandes, from the spot, and a late Dan James strike adding to Southampton’s misery.

    The match exploded into life within seconds of referee Mike Dean’s whistle with a horrible, high, studs-up tackle on McTominay by Jankewitz after just 77 seconds.

    The breakthrough came after just 18 minutes with Wan-Bissaka scoring his first Old Trafford goal. It was a full-back to full-back move with Luke Shaw sending a deep cross to the far post where Wan-Bissaka finished with a lovely side-foot volley.

    In-form Shaw was involved in United’s second after 25 minutes as the Reds made hay. The left-back slipped a ball into the box to Mason Greenwood who cut it back for Rashford to finish smartly to make it 2-0.

    Bruno Fernandes came close to a third with a shot that was pushed away by goalkeeper Alex McCarthy and Shaw drilled in one against his old club that the Saints’ no.1 stopped again. But he was beaten in the 34th minute when rampant United made it 3-0.

    Rashford fired across a powerful low delivery and Polish defender Jan Bednarek stuck out a foot and deflected it into his own net. And it was 4-0 after 39 minutes as Cavani scored his first Old Trafford goal for United with a firm header from another accurate Shaw delivery.

    The United manager made his third substitution when he replaced Rashford with James on the hour and just when it looked like United’s potency had fizzled out, Martial struck a thumping goal to make it 5-0 after 69 minutes as he chested a Fernandes clipped pass to bring the ball under control, turn and crashed the shot into the top of the net.

    Two minutes later and United were at it yet again as McTominay seized on a Southampton clearance to return the ball with a powerful, low drilled shot home to make it 6-0.

    A further late burst of goals finished off a memorable performance. Fernandes scored from the spot after Dean studied the pitchside monitor to okay his decision to give an 87th-minute spot-kick for a foul on Martial that saw Bednarek’s dismisssed for the challenge. United’s Portuguese midfielder made it 7-0.

    Martial got his second just on 90 minutes and James brought up the ninth in added time to complete a stunning display.


    By Baron Kironde



    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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