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    UPL PREVIEWS: Every Game Matters For Express – Bisaso, KCCA Can’t Afford To Drop Points-Mutebi



    Express FC defender Ronnie Kisekka in red Jersey slides into Police FC player Paul Wila recently

    Today in Azam Uganda Premier:

    KCCA vs Mbarara City 4:00pm StarTimes

    Vipers vs Bright Stars 4:30pm

    Soana vs SC Villa 4:30pm

    Kirinya Jinja SSS vs Express 4:30pm


    Kirinya Jinja SSS – Express 4:30pm

    MICHAEL BIRUNGI is one of the key players George ‘Best’ Nsimbe and Shafick Bisaso are counting on to get three points off Kirinya Jinja SSS as they continue fighting the relegation battle.

    Express have travelled to a wounded Kirinya Jinja SSS that was beaten by KCCA in the last minutes of the league game at home with Derrick Nsibambi’s goal.

    Kirinya Jinja SSS’s unbeaten run of six games ended but they are one of the in-form teams with players like Fred Amaku.

    Express chairman Bulwadda

    Express beat Soana by 4-0 in a league game and Nsimbe prays they continue with the positive attitude in Jinja.

    Hassan Bulwadda the new Express chairman is happy with the moods at team and he said that it is a must win game. Bulwadda said this when he was having a good time his kids Liya Bulwadda who studies in South Africa, Zam Bulwadda and Sophia Bulwadda.

    KCCA Can’t Afford To Loose Points-Mutebi

    KCCA, who have not lost a game at home this season take on Mbarara City in Azam Uganda Premier League today at the StarTimes stadium.

    The 12-time league champions have won eight games out of the 10 played at home. The last game played in the league was a hard fought away win to Kirinya Jinja SSS and Derrick Nsibambi was the hero of the day.

    KCCA also have a record of not loosing a game this year. Mike Mutebi’s boys will hope to close the gap Kyambadde lla who are ahead of them by four points.

    “I told my players to take every league game as a cup final to a void dropping points as we fight to defend our league tittle,” said head coach Mutebi.

    Mbarara City is struggling, they have not won a league game in the last five games but they managed to draw with URA. The first time both teams met in the league they drew with KCCA and the game was goalless.




    SC Villa team that started the Ndejje game

    Players Have Mastered My Tactical Approach – Wasswa Bbosa

    Soana vs SC Villa 4:30pm at Kavumba

    SC Villa supporters are eager to see their team beat Soana and stay at the top of the Azam Uganda Premier League.

    The table leaders won the first game 1-0 and they face a Soana side controlled by a well experienced coach Alex Isbirye Musongola.

    “We plan for every game and the players have mastered my approach that is why we have managed to be were we belong,” said Wasswa Bbosa.

    Joseph Nsubuga, Godfrey Lwesibawa, Bernard Muwanga and Allan Kyambadde are among the key players expected to put up a good show if Villa want to get three games from Kavumba.

    Soana FC team

    Alex Isabirye said “We have a target this season and Villa has to be careful coming into this game.”

    Fred Agandu is one of the stars that  might shock Villa if the defenders do not keep alert.

    Probable Villa line up:

    Samson Kirya, Joseph Nsubuga, John Andriko, Bernard Muwanga, Henry Katongole, Nicholas Kasozi, Abel Eturude, Allan Kyambadde, Godfrey Lwesibawa, George Ssenkaba and Martin Kizza.



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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…



    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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