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    Uganda Cup Live: UBC To Broadcast 25 Matches…

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    Established in 1971, The Uganda Cup is recognised as Uganda's oldest soccer tournament

    FUFA, UBC and the Uganda Cup sponsors have teamed up to bring ti broadcast 25 Live Football matches out of the 61 matches to be played in the 2020/21 Stanbic Uganda Cup.

    According to the local football governing body, this is just part of the wider strategy at FUFA to take football competitions and events Live on TV.

    2021 Uganda Cup round of 32 Starts today, games will be played home and away.

    First Leg Fixtures

    Monday 5th April 2021

    Vipers Vs Busoga United – St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende

    SC Villa Vs Ndejje University – Bombo Military Barracks Grounds (UBC TV)

    Police Vs Calvary – MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo

    Terrazzo and Tiles Vs Maroons – Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara

    Onduparaka Vs Luweero United – Green Light Stadium Arua

    Blacks Power Vs BUL – Emokori Stadium, Bukedea

    Water Vs Wakiso Giants – Kavumba Recreation Grounds

    Tuesday 6th April 2021

    Kataka Football Club Mbale Vs Tooro United – Mbale Municipal Stadium.

    Gaddafi FC Vs Mbale Heroes FC – Kyabazinga Stadium Bugembe, Jinja

    Proline Vs MYDA Football CLUB – MTN Stadium Lugogo, Kampala (UBC TV)

    Kitara Vs Kigezi HomeBoyz – Kavumba Recreation Grounds

    Kyetume Vs Express – FUFA Technical Center Njeru

    URA Vs Mbarara City – Arena of Visions, Ndejje

    Wednesday 7th April 2021

    Paidha Black Angels Vs Soltilo Bright Stars – Barokoro grounds Zombo

    KCCA Vs Nyamityobora – MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo – Kampala City (UBC TV)

    Arua Hill SC Vs UPDF – Barifa grounds Arua

    Second Legs will be played beginning 8th April 2021.

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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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