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    Shafik Kagimu Scores Winner As URA FC Taxes KCCA FC At Home…

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    KCCA have endured a second successive defeat after the start of the UPL season.
    URA only added more injury to KCCA who had just lost another game away to SC Villa.
    At the MTN Omondi Stadium, no goals were registered in the second half but there was plenty to play for.
    By full-time at Lugogo, URA had secured a 2-1 win over the Kasasiro Boys.
    URA captain, Shafik Kagimu scored the winner as early as the first half to see that the tax collectors bag another 3 points on the road. It was another goal, with yet another Man of The Match performance from Nyakoojo Benjamin.
    URA bullied KCCA at their own home, retaining all the bragging rights to leave Lugogo like Kings.
    KCCA sharp shooters Brian Aheebwa scored for the home side in the 27th minute.
    In quick response after conceding, within the next 5 minutes the 32nd of the first half, Nyakoojo Benjamin headed in to level. A great header it was from the corner kick. Quick response.
    2 minutes later in the 34th, Sseruyidde was fouled and a penalty was awarde to URA, but Sserubiri Ivan fired the spot kick over and above the bar.
    In the 36th minute, Kagimu Shafik slotted home to inspire URA’s lead. He scored from a cross by the tax collectors assist King, Ojera Joackim.
    A hilarious first half of football it was from both sides to produce 3 exciting goals in less than 10 minute.
    After loosing today’s battle to URA in the UPL, KCCA’s next stop is Rwanda as the Kasasiro Boys will now shift focus to continental duties.
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    Who Is Fooling Who: Express FC Unveils New Sponsor, Cancels Melbet Contract Few Weeks After Signing…

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    Express FC players celebrate their goal in their new jersey in their first game of the season against UPDF yesterday

    Just a month after Express FC unveiled Melbet betting company as their sponsor, the Wankulukuku based club have terminated the contract.

    Last week, Express FC unveiled sure bet, another betting company as their new sponsor.

    When Grapevine asked, Express CEO, Isaac Mwesigwa what happened to the Melbet deal, he refused to reveal more details but disclosed that the club went into mutual understanding with melbet to terminate the contract.

    “We are happy with this new deal because it will help us more during the league,” he said.

    Former, Express chairperson, Nakiwala Kiyingi told theGrapevine that, “we are happy to have this wonderful deal and it will help us.”

    When asked her whether the current chairman, Kiryowa Kiwanuka is still a club chairman, she said that she cannot comment on the matter.

     

    By Juma Ali

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    Tension As Real Stars Awards Shortlists Best Performing Sports Stars For September…

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    L-R: Basketball's Tony Drileba, Jacob Kiplimo, Ambrose Kigozi of Sand Cranes and JKL's Brenda Ekon

    Real Stars Awards has shortlisted the best performing Ugandan sports personalities in different sports disciplines.

    This time, in the September monthly awards, four disciplines will be awarded and these include; football, athletics, cricket and basketball.

    The awards will take place tomorrow, Tuesday 4th October, at 256 route, Lugogo.

    The nominees are: In football, three players are contesting for the award and these include; Ambrose Kigozi of Sand Cranes, for his good performance in COSAF championship  where Sand Cranes reached semifinal, Bruno Bunyaga of Buddu and St. Lawrence University where he took the university into the semifinals and Buddu to quarter finals and Blacha Mulamba of Gomba who played a big role to Gomba performance.

    In Cricket, the nominees are; Juma Miyaji, Riazat Ali Shah and Patricia Timogo for their good performance for the cricket Cranes, where they won the African T20 challenge.

    In Basketball, the nominees are; Tony Drireba of city oilers, who helped his team reach the finals of National basketball league, Ariael Okai of Nam blazers, who helped the club to reach its first final of National basketball league and Brenda Ekon of JKL Lady Dolphins who helped her club to reach the finals.

    In Athletics, the nominees are, Jacob Kiplimo, Abel Chebet and Andrew Komoi.

     

    By Juma Ali

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    Express FC Unveils New Sponsorship Deal..

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    Express FC team

    Express FC yesterday unveiled a partnership with betting company, Melbet at Wakulukuku stadium.

    This was after their previous sponsors betway refused to renew their partship with the club.

    The details of what is in the sponsorship package are not known but according to Melbet country director, Andrew Kamwesigye, the betting company is going to support Express in everything they need to compete favourably in all tournaments from the Super League to continental competitions.

    Addressing journalist at Wakulukuku, Express Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Isaac Mwesigwa said, “Melbet will help us in our journey to defend the CECAFA club Championship, branding the stadium and providing players’ kits for both home and away games.”

    The deal is for one year and will be renewable.

    Melbet was the official shirt sponsor for Kyetume FC last season.

     

    By Juma Ali

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