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    Uganda Edges Closer To Playing In World Cup After Kobs Beat Neighbours Kenya To Secure AFCON U20 Slot…

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    Uganda National under 20 team, The Kobs

    The Uganda National under 20 team, The Kobs have earned a place in the AFCON U20 Finals.

    The competition will take place next year in Mauritania.

    Coach Morley Byekwaso’s boys have beaten Kenya in a semifinal to reach the Cecafa U20 Championship final in Arusha, Tanzania.

    Uganda edged neighbours Kenya by 3 goals to one in the CECAFA U20AFCON Qualifiers. That result even before the final being played is enough as the top two teams qualify for Mauritania 2021.

    Appearing at the AFCON is a broader opportunity because it also doubles as the U20 World Cup qualifying tournament.

    Kenneth Semakula put Uganda ahead in the 22nd minute, Ivan Bogere also netted twice, in the 25th and 63 minute to seal the win for the Kobs. Kenya’s Enock Wanyana pulled one back for his team in the 80th minute.

    Uganda’s last attempt to make the U20 Africa Cup of Nations ended in tears. Identical 1-0 victories for both Uganda and Cameroon took the two-legged second round tie into a penalty shootout, which the former lost 5-4.

    “My primary target is to see that the team reaches the final of this tournament,” Byekwaso told the Fufa website before the tournament kicked off.

    The U20 side have flip-flopped. They started with seeing red in a goalless draw with South Sudan before a 6-1 rout of Burundi with Braces from Ivan Bogere and Isma Mugulusi effectively burying the struggles of the opening day.
    Byekwaso implored the same mentality today to emerge victorious against the Kenyans who topped group C with wins over Ethiopia and Sudan.

     

    By Baron Kironde

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    KCCA FC Contracts Sarjan To Construct MTN – Omondi Stadium, Results Expected Within 2 Years…

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    Kampala and Uganda’s traditional football giants, KCCA FC have a moved a step further to development as a football club by pushing for the construction of their Lugogo based home stadium.

    Following the bidding process for the construction of the MTN – Omondi Stadium, KCCA announced that Sarjan Construction was selected as the contractors for the scheduled construction works.

    “The site has been handed over to Sarjan Construction to commence works for the first phase of construction. These works are expected to last a period of 18 months,” KCCA revealed.

    KCCA can live up to the hype if they can compete favorably not only on the pitch but in other aspects as well, like accommodative infrastructure.

    In the recent continental clubs engagement for instance, KCCA had to host a crucial game away from home at Kitende based St. Mary’s Stadium, home to their local rivals Vipers SC.

    In the meantime, KCCA’s offices and all football activities will remain at MTN – Omondi Stadium during the first phase of construction.

    “In this fast-moving environment, we will issue more updates when appropriate,” an official statement from the management of KCCA FC reads in part.

     

    By Baron Kironde

     

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    Zebra Was Killed By Security Personnel – M7 Recounts How Boxing Champion Mando Was Shot Dead, Says His Killers Will Pay Heavily…

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    President Yoweri Museveni has revealed that it’s security personnel that killed former Bombers captain Zebra Ssenyange alias Mando.

    The boxing champion was shot dead yesterday morning.

    “When I heard of the unfortunate death of Isaac Ssenyange alias Mando Zebra, Uganda’s boxer and former captain of the Bombers. I telephoned his wife who narrated to me the events in detail,” Museveni disclosed.

    The president also disclosed that Zebra was an NRM supporter, and was mobilising for his political party so well. The president added that he was also training many youth in the ghetto and giving them hope in their search for meaningful life.

    “Indeed, Zebra was meant to come and see me when he was killed,” the president admitted.

    Museveni intimated that Zebra’s wife told him that people in police uniform came to pick Zebra but he jumped over the wall and could have met another group who shot him.

    “At first I thought they were thugs disguising in uniform, but as I continued investigations, I found out that Zebra was killed by security personnel,” Museveni disclosed.

    Museveni with regret said; “This is sad and devastating and I am very sorry about this. I will keep on this case and will bring every finding to the knowledge of his family and the murderers will be dealt with accordingly.”

     

    By Baron Kironde

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    Robert “Soldier boy” Mukasa Who Was Abducted On The Night Of Zebra Ssenyange’s Murder Has Also Been Found Dead…

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    On Tuesday night, December 30, 2020, yet-to-be identified gunmen shot dead former national boxing team captain Zebra Ssenyange aka Mando in Bugalani zone in Bwaise III, Kawempe Division, Kampala.

    On their way to commit this gruesome murder, the assailants abducted Robert Mukasa alias Soldierboy from a night parking spot he was guarding in Bwaise to direct them to Ssenyange’s home.

    After killing Ssenyange, they drove off with Mukasa to an unknown location and he stayed missing for the bigger part of yesterday.

    Unfortunately, he has been found dead near Bombo Barracks in Luweero District. It is believed that the same assailants that killed his friend Ssenyange the night before killed him.

    Sources say that Mukasa has been living with Ssenyange and that he (Ssenyange) has been his boxing coach.

    Yesterday, Police said that they have started investigating Ssenyange’s murder in order to bring those who killed him to book, but by press time, they have not yet pronounced themselves about Mukasa’s murder.

     

    By Norman Isaac Mwambazi

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