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    UPL ANALYSIS: KCCA FC Win To Close Gap On SC Villa

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    Friday 30th March 2018 Results

    Kirinya Jinja SSS FC 0-1 KCCA FC

    (Derrick Nsibambi 85’)

    Mbarara City FC 1-1 URA FC

    (Emmanuel Obina 65’ p) (Charles Sempa 26’)

    Soana FC 3-1 BUL FC

    (Stephen Ategeka 27’ Alan Kayiwa 53’ and Baker Buyala 88) (Pierre Kambale Muhindu 19’)

    UPDF FC 0-0 Maroons FC

    Police FC 0-0 Bright Stars FC

    Onduparaka 3-0 Masavu

    (Viane Sekajugo 3’, 19’ and Ceaser Okhuti 59’)

    Reigning UPL champions KCCA FC beat Kirinya Jinja SSS FC 1-0 courtesy of a Derrick Nsibambi goal in the 85th minute. The win moves KCCS FC to within four points of table leaders SC Villa with two games in hand. It was always going to be a very hard match for KCCA FC, Julius Poloto, Allan Okello and Mustafa Kizza were all missing as they are part of the U-20 national team that is preparing to take on South Sudan, the other factor was being away in Bugembe, Jinja against Kirinya Jinja FC a team on form.

    RELEGATION BATTLES

    Masavu FC lost away to Onduparaka to stay rooted at the bottom, the 3-0 loss will be very hard for Masavu as it makes their goal difference worse. The win for Onduparaka is their second win since former Uganda Cranes international Livingstone Mbabazi was suspended.

    Soana FC recorded an impressive win over BUL FC to move eight points clear of the relegation zone, Mbarara City FC and UPDF FC got home draws against URA FC and Maroons FC respectively to move three points clear of the relegation zone.

    NEXT UPL FIXTURES (Tuesday 3rd April 2018)

    KCCA FC vs Mbarara City FC 4pm at Star times stadium Lugogo, Kampala

    Vipers SC vs Bright Stars FC at 4:30pm St Mary’s stadium Kitende

    Soana FC vs SC Villa at 4:30pm Kavumba recreational centre, Wakiso

    Kirinya Jinja SSS FC vs Express FC at 4:30pm Bugembe Stadium, Jinja

     

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    She Cranes Star Nuba Reveals Why She Decided To Play For Uganda Not South Sudan; Why She Regrets Giving Birth Early…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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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