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    SHUT UP: Ferdinand Criticises Mourinho And Pogba, United Have Worst Start After Seven Games Since 1990



    Manchester United’s troubled season reached a new low after a 3-1 defeat at West Ham.
    Felipe Anderson’s early strike, a Victor Lindelof own-goal and Marko Arnautovic’s finish left United manager Jose Mourinho increasingly feeling the heat.
    Gary Neville and Rio Ferdinand were a cornerstone of Manchester United’s defence during Sir Alex Ferguson’s trophy-laden reign.
    However, at half-time they were less than impressed with the current crop of United’s stars as they trailed 2-0 at half-time.
    For Ferdinand it was particularly tough to swallow as he had to curb his thoughts as a TV pundit for BT Sport.
    Manchester United’s poor start to the season has been well documented and now it’s been consigned to the record books… for all the wrong reasons!
    Saturday’s defeat means the Red Devils have made their worst start to any Premier League campaign after seven games. In David Moyes’ ill-fated reign (2013-14) they also amassed 10 points.
    Delving back further, this is United’s worst start since 1989-90 – when they collected just seven points from as many games.

    Rio Ferdinand has questioned why Paul Pogba and Jose Mourinho are playing out a very public spat at Manchester United, saying arguments were kept in the dressing room during his days at Old Trafford.
    The French midfielder found himself at odds with his manager after questioning the team’s tactics following a disappointing draw with Wolves last weekend. Mourinho responded by taking away vice-captaincy duties and dropping him from the midweek cup tie against Derby.
    Sky Sports cameras then caught footage of the pair sharing a very frosty exchange during training on Thursday. Ferdinand believes such moments should be kept firmly behind closed doors, as they were under Sir Alex Ferguson.
    Ferdinand told BT Sport: ‘I don’t think things like this should get out. The things we saw during the week at the training ground, that shouldn’t happen. The manager knows that the cameras are there.
    ‘We’ve been in the dressing room where there’s fights, things thrown and people arguing. You come out, you know the cameras are there so you shut up and get on with it.’
    The former England defender also speculated that when Pogba questioned tactics, he was doing so on behalf of a number of players. If true, it would suggest there is much wider discontent under Mourinho’s guard.
    Ferdinand added: ‘If Paul Pogba is speaking out about anything or speaking to the manager I don’t think he’s doing it from a selfish point of view because he’s not that type of boy. I think he’s acting as a spokesman for his team.’
    Paul Scholes was firmly in agreement with his former Manchester United team-mate, but believes Mourinho is heading down a cul-de-sac in his fall-out with Pogba because he currently has no choice but to play him.
    Scholes added: ‘Paul was wrong in to question tactics and to do his Instagram thing on Wednesday and should have been reprimanded. The problem was that he was reprimanded in front of the cameras.
    ‘In our day, everything happened in the dressing room. If he’s not happy with the tactics, you go and knock on his door and tell. I don’t think you come out in an interview.
    ‘Given all that, we know Paul is United’s best player. If he is falling out with the manager, there is no way the manager can leave him out because who does he turn to?’



    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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