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    We’re Building For The Future; Soccer Fanatics Kisuule, Rugyendo Start Up Reed Football Academy…



    Farid and Agnes Kisuule (L) right is Arinaitwe Rugyendo

    In a bid to promote soccer talent in Uganda, renowned sports enthusiasts Farid Kisuule and Arinaitwe Rugyendo have opened up  a new soccer academy in the country known as Reed F.A, which kicked off with a gala at Kabira Country Club last Sunday.

    Reed Football Academy opened its registrations for training from age 6-13 with a gala event that had local academies competing for a trophy.

    Cranes players Ivan Bukenya and Savio Kabugo were present to share their experience and referee the games.

    Reed Football Academy is a new soccer academy, establishing a kids’ program for the general public where Reed F.A. quality trainers and its vast network of professional footballers will be providing an engaging and quality kids’ training program.

    By frequently organizing tournaments with other academies Reed F.A seeks to facilitate exchange programs between organisations and foster a vivid football culture.

    The founder, Kisuule, says that: “This academy aims to expose children to high quality training, mindset of excellence, opportunity to build a career in professional sports. I want to create an environment that supports children to make the best of their talents – one that was not available when I was young”.

    He added that; “As a new organization in the community, Reed F.A intends to ensure a professionally organized training academy for development of competitive soccer players based on a curriculum designed to develop fundamental technical skills and tactical awareness in young players who are committed to achieving at high level competitions.”

    Rugyendo, a board member, noted that; “The nation is blessed with a new and fantastic addition to the Ugandan football industry in the form of a football academy whose mission revolves around the need to nurture football talents. The academy comes at a time when Ugandan parents are stuck with football talents within their homes but have no mechanism through which they can nurture them. Reed Football Academy comes with a unique serving of a quality environment that promises to expose Ugandan children to modern football skills.”

    Some of the trainees currently enrolled at Reed F.A

    He added that;  “Through a professional scouting system, the Academy promises to support children to flourish and match the requirements for national, regional and international paid football ranks. An academy which is strong on feeding the future of football, Reed promises a unique and professional model never seen in Uganda. I therefore appeal to Ugandan parents to join this academy and enroll their kids because of its unique model and international connections!”

    Rugyendo, is also one of the directors at Pepper Publications Ltd, the publishers of the Red Pepper, a local daily and Chairman – Uganda Premier League.

    He revealed that the academy will focus on individualized development of players to elite levels, socializing and enjoyment.

    “Reed F.A. is planning to work closely with the Federation of Uganda Football Association, Makerere University department of sport science and biochemistry, schools and other youth organizations in an attempt to connect with the community,” he noted.


    Goals of the academy are:

    – Enable high quality training

    – Exposure to soccer talents

    – Facilitate international exchange

    – Promote academic excellence

    Reed F.A. was established to provide a quality football program to the immediate community and beyond.

    It has a mission to create a community-oriented football club that deserves the status of Bukoto, prepare players to play in professional ranks, and national teams, and get sports scholarships for further studies later in future wherever there is need.

    Reed Football academy is dedicated to providing high quality training, creating international club relations and exchange for talents.

    Sign up your kids age 6-13 for our pre-academy kids training and get coached by Reed F.A quality trainers and its vast network of professional footballers, who will be providing an engaging quality kids’ training program

    We have  since established that the project is being bankrolled by Kisuule and his wife Agnes Kisuule, who also has a deep interest in soccer and promoting young talent.

    Rugyendo revealed that the registration  fee is Shs200,000, which is inclusive of a Reed F.A. Jersey, shin pads, socks, backpack, while training fees is Shs20,000  per session.


    By Grapevine Reporter



    Why M7 Appointed Trusted Brother Gen. Saleh To Command Fight Against Gunmen Attacks On Security Forces …



    President Museveni and his brother Gen. Salim Saleh

    President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the Commander in Chief has assigned his young trusted brother and special senior presidential advisor Gen. Salim Saleh to supervise the fight against gunmen who are attacking security installations and forces.

    Credible security sources have intimated to theGrapevine that Museveni was briefed by his confidant intelligence team that security agencies have failed to defeat the armed men who attack police posts and military barracks.

    Internal Affairs State Minister Gen. David Muhoozi briefed parliament that 22 suspects including UPDF soldiers and two police officers were charged before the court martial on offences related to the recent attacks on police stations and military barracks. The minister said that within a period of 12 months, 13 attacks have been reported, 15 guns were stolen and 6 of these have not yet been recovered.

    “According to available intelligence, the motives for these actions are acquisition of arms for subversive activities, as well as for other criminal ends other than subversion,” the minister said.

    However, the minister explained that some of the attacks were as a result of laxity in the security forces and sources have said that it is this laxity that has forced President Museveni to bring back Gen. Saleh after establishing that his security forces were carrying out uncoordinated operations against the said gunmen.

    Sources added that the big man was very bitter with some security bosses for giving uncoordinated statements, he gave an example of the statement issued by police identifying the gunmen as rebels which the army rubbished and insisted that the attackers are criminal gangs.

    Sources said that Museveni directed all security bosses that before an operation is carried out, Gen. Saleh has to be informed and if it is an emergency, he has to be briefed not beyond five hours after the operation.

    “You know these gangs have started using tactics which President Museveni’s NRA rebels used especially when they started attacking security installation with the aim of stealing guns, didn’t you hear that the attackers at Gaddafi barracks in Jinja first strangled the UPDF soldier before firing bullets on his dead body?” a source said.

    He added that Museveni wants Gen. Saleh to use the same tactics they have previously used to fight gunmen.

    Another source said that there is a sharp division within security agencies and the president wants Gen. Saleh to fix it and save the situation.

    Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the special presidential senior advisor on operation, has been the supervisor of all the operations in the country.


    By Sengooba Alirabaki


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    Has Bobi Wine Finally Made Up His Mind To Replace Mpuuga With Zaake? Battle For LOP Position Rages On, NUP Speaks out…



    L-R: Mityana municipality MP Zaake, LOP Mpuuga and NUP boss Bobi Wine

    David Lewis Rubongoya, the National Unity Platform (NUP) Secretary General has rubbished allegations that his party president Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine has written to Annet Anita Among, the Speaker of Parliament, appointing Mityana Municipality Member of Parliament (MP) Francis Zaake as the Leader of Opposition in Parliament replacing Mathias Mpuuga Nsamba.

    Rubongoya said that the aim of people who are circulating allegations that Bobi Wine has fired Mpuuga is to disorganise opposition legislators and NUP members at large which they cannot accept as NUP leadership.

    The allegation come at a time when Bobi Wine has just blasted some of his party MPs and opposition at large for not supporting Zaake when he was protesting on the floor of parliament over the kidnapping of opposition supporters especially in Buganda.

    Thomas Tayebwa, the deputy speaker of parliament early this week sent Zaake to the parliament’s disciplinary committee for violating his orders when he insisted on commenting on the ongoing kidnaps in the country even after advising him on the right procedure to follow.

    However, Bobi Wine claims that it was wrong for Tayebwa to frustrate Zaake and praised Makindye West legislator Derrick Nyeko, Kasanda South’s Frank Kabuye, Nakaseke Central’s Allan Mayanja and Kilak South’s Gilbert Olanyah who stood with Zaake when he was protesting.

    Sources inside NUP revealed that Bobi Wine is very determined to drop all the opposition leadership in parliament because they are not respecting his orders and are in bed with the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party which he says is betrayal.

    Sources added that apart from Zaake, other people who are being vetted to replace Mpuuga include Busiro East’s Medard Lubega Ssegona and Kasanda North’s Patrick Oshabe Nsamba.


    By Sengooba Alirabaki


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    Buganda Premier Mayiga In Panic Over City Businessman Who Wants To Finish Him…



    Buganda premier Charles Peter Mayiga

    Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson Patrick Onyango has revealed that detectives from Old Kampala police station have kicked off investigation against a controversial city businessman for inciting Kisekka market youths against Buganda Premier Charles Peter Mayiga.

    In an exclusive interview with theGrapevine, Onyango said that on Monday morning, Old Kampala police received information about angry Buganda youths who were threatening to cause insecurity at Bulange building which houses Buganda Kingdom headquarters.

    Onyango said that his police quickly saved the situation and arrested some of the youths who led the attack.

    He explained that preliminary investigation show that there might be a big man behind the goons who were hired from Kisekka market to bring tension and panic at Bulange building and against the person of Mayiga.

    “They are going to be charged with the offences of criminal trespass and inciting violence. However, investigations are ongoing and we might charge them with other offences because we are still looking for that person who is behind them,” Onyango said.

    Detectives at Old Kampala police told theGrapevine that they suspect that there is a top city tycoon who facilitated these youths to attack Buganda Kingdom.

    He added that they might be the ones who forged the signature of the Buganda Kingdom King Ronald Muwenda Mutebi that was put on the letter suspending all works at all Kingdom institutions including clans headquarters, his palaces and at the Kingdom headquarters.

    In the forged letter, there were instructions directing UPDF and Uganda Police with immediate effect to stop providing security at the said Kingdom headquarters.

    Detectives added that the youths identified themselves as Kabaka Munyango and are the ones who normally escort Kabaka Mutebi when he is travelling internally.

    It is alleged the suspects wanted to stage a deadly protest against Kabaka as a way of provoking his security to fire bullets at them which would have resulted in bloodshed.

    The suspects were found with machetes and placards with writings pleading to Kabaka Mutebi to fire Mayiga over incompetence and corruption.

    Buganda Kingdom disowned the said letter insisting that it was not signed by Kabaka.

    However, sources within Mengo revealed that the letter was authored within Bulange by Mayiga’s enemies.

    Efforts to get a comment from Buganda Kingdom were futile as Noor Kiyimba, the Kingdom’s information and cabinet minister was not picking our calls by press time.


    By Sengooba Alirabaki


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