By Our Reporter Another setback for Ivorian soccer star Didier Drogba arose on Tuesday when the Association of the Nation's Players (AFI) announced its backing of current Ivorian Football Federation vice-president (FIF), Idriss Diallo. This is a harsh blow to Drogba’s FIF presidency campaign — upon officially registering to run earlier today, as this is the fourth out of the five eligible bodies to not sponsor the greatest goal scorer in the history of the national team. The AFI statement reads;, "In accordance with the majority of its members, the board of directors has decided to grant the AFI's sponsorship to the list headed by Idriss Diallo. This choice is in line with the recommendation made by two-thirds of the delegates at the end of last Friday's meeting" said the AFI in
By Our Reporter The Confederation of African Football (CAF) decided on Monday to resume both the semifinals and finals of the Confederation Cup and Champions League after more than three months of suspension over the COVID-19 spread concerns. Semifinal matches of the African Confederation Cup will be played on September 22, 2020, while the final will be played on September 27, without the audience, the CAF said on its official website. All the African Confederation Cup matches will be played in Morocco. The first match of the Confederation Cup will be run between Egypt’s Pyramids FC and Guinea’s Horoya at Mohammed V Complex stadium in Casablanca. While Morocco’s RS Berkane will face Morocco’s HUSA in the second match at Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium in Rabat. The final
By Our Reporter A young Rwadan is offering tourists the chance to visit his country via virtual tourism amid the coronavirus pandemic. Patrick Karangwa, the founder of Kigali 360, a company that creates virtual tours of some of Rwanda's most impressive sights, has pumped life into Rwanda’s tourism sector by using technology. "I realised that Rwanda as a country and in general also Africa were under-represented on Google Maps, on digital maps; this is where the idea came from. I realised that this technology we could do it our self and it was affordable," Karangwa said. Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, the tourism industry has collapsed across all African countries. Most African tourism organizations have come up with the concept of providing the contine
By Elite Reporter Untold shock has gripped the people of Kiteezi, in Wakiso District, after a teacher decided to murder his wife by hacking her to death, after he accused her of allegedly cheating on him with other men. Viola Kakai, who was a midwife at International Hospital Kampala (IHK), was reportedly hacked into pieces by her husband only identified as Simon, who is currently on the run, being hunted by the police. It is alleged that a scuffle arose between Kakai and her husband, who is said to be a teacher but lost his job because of the COVID-19 pandemic, although for he she remained working since she was a medical personnel. Viola Kakai smiling (RIP) Their neighbours in Kiteezi village reveal that on Saturday night, a bitter quarrel ensued between Kakai ...
By Elite Reporter Since he emerged as the head of the People Power pressure group in 2018, the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament (MP) Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, has faced one critical test; whether he would convince the leaders of political parties to rally behind him as the sole opposition presidential candidate in 2021 or not. On July 22, 2020, he confirmed he has failed the coalition forming test when he announced instead that he has formed a political party, the National Unity Platform (NUP). According to many analysts, it was also the day People Power’s popular appeal evaporated. Emerging with a party showed that Bobi Wine has ability to be creative and spring a surprise; something that has so far lacked in the opposition. But his focus on forming a coali
By Our Reporter Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has been a revelation for the club since joining from Southampton in January 2018 for a fee of $98 million. Since his signing, The Reds have gone to win the Champions League, the Club World Cup and the English Premier League for the first time in three decades. While many people believe the Dutch international is ‘perfect, Ivorian Kolo Toure thinks otherwise. “He’s an unbelievable player, he’s a top player, he’s got speed, height, he can jump, he’s got technique, he can switch the game with his long passes, he has got everything,” Toure told Stats Perform News. “I haven’t seen many players challenge him one on one. In my opinion, that’s his weakness! He’s really tall and if you really attack him with the ball, he can struggle,
By Our Reporter The Managing Director for Ruparelia Group of Companies Rajiv Ruparellia, and the Group’s Chairman Sudhir Ruparelia, on August 3, 2020, announced that Victoria University has decided to reduce tuition rates for 50% for all new, continuing and prospective student. The initiative dubbed Victoria University ‘Half Price Full Value’, aims at supporting all students especially during this difficult time of the COVID-19 outbreak. Victoria University Uganda Rajiv Ruparelia, while unveiling the initiative during a press conference at the University’s premises, said that; “Victoria University Kampala is now announcing the reduction in tuition fees to all courses by 50% to ensure that all students can benefit and fulfill their dreams.” The Chairman of the Rupa