Tuesday 20th February 2018
Soana FC Vs Kirinya Jinja SSS FC (live on Azam TV at 4pm) at Kavumba recreational Centre
Bright Stars FC Vs Express FC at 4:30pm- Champions Stadium, Mwererwe
Vipers SC Vs Mbarara City FC at 4:30pm- St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende
Onduparaka FC Vs BUL FC at 4:30pm – Green Light Stadium, Arua
Police FC Vs UPDF FC at 4:30Pm – Mandela National Stadium, Namboole
Vipers SC coach Miguel Da Costa will look to the prolific form of Dan Sserunkuuma, Milton Karisa and Erisa Sekisambu as Vipers SC hosts Mbarara City FC at St Mary’s Stadium in Kitende. The trio all scored on Saturday as Vipers SC made light work of Police in the Stanbic Uganda Cup. A win for the venoms will send them on top of the Uganda Premier League (UPL) table since KCCA FC and SC Villa are not in action on match day 18.
How congested is the relegation battle?
Express FC travels to play Bright Stars FC in a relegation six pointer, with just four points separating the two teams. A win for the red eagles will get them out of the relegation zone. Bright Stars FC will be without head coach Fred Kajoba who traveled to New York, USA for a coaching course but will look to Nelson Ssenkatuuka for goals.
UPDF FC too can get out of the relegation zone on goal difference should they win by a margin of five goals against Police FC in the armed forces derby at Mandela National Stadium in Namboole. Police FC hasn’t won since the resumption of the second round.
In the other matches Soana FC will have a chance to get into the top 8 should they beat visiting Kirinya Jinja SSS FC in a game that will be live on Azam TV at 4pm while Onduparaka will be hoping for their first win of the second round as they host BUL FC at the Greenlight stadium in Arua.
She Cranes Star Nuba Reveals Why She Decided To Play For Uganda Not South Sudan; Why She Regrets Giving Birth Early…
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.
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
MIRACLE: All She Cranes Players Return After Incidents Of Players Disappearing While On Duty Abroad…
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
It’s Time For Golola To Rest: I’m Going To Punch Him Into Retirement – General Fungu Vows…
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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