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Uganda Cranes Head Coach Johnathan Mckinstry Marks One Year at The Helm

Uganda Cranes Head Coach Johnathan Mckinstry Marks One Year at The Helm

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Today 30th September 2020, marks exactly one year since Johnathan Mckinstry took over as Uganda Cranes head coach from French man Sebastein Desabre. Coach Johnathan McKinstry giving instructions to players during a training session for the CHAN team at GEMS Cambridge play ground, Butabika Following a convincing 2019 TOTAL Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Egypt that saw the Uganda Cranes proudly bow out in the round of 16, Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) Executive Committee agreed to have a change in the technical department. Johnathan McKinstry was warmly welcomed by FUFA CEO Edgar Watson at FUFA Headquarters in Mengo – Kampala. Fast forward, hundreds of coaches openly expressed interest in the job. Northern Irish born coach, a holder of UEF
FIFA MA Referees Online Course 2020 Commences

FIFA MA Referees Online Course 2020 Commences

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The 2020 FIFA Member Association (MA) Referees online course officially started on Monday at new FUFA complex in Mengo and it was graced by FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo. Unlike the previous years were this fitness and physical course has been held at the FUFA technical centre in Njeru for five days, this time round because of the Covid-19 Pandemic no instructor travelled in due to travel restrictions. Zambian instructor Gladys Lengwe and physical instructor Mark Murwengo from Malawi tipped (via zoom) the referees with the latest about refereeing in the football world. FUFA President Eng. Magogo urged referees to keep themselves in shape and fit no matter the current situation globally as well as being much comfortable using ICT. But when one fails either the medical or...
Uganda Beach Soccer Association Holds Successful 8th AGM

Uganda Beach Soccer Association Holds Successful 8th AGM

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Uganda Beach Soccer Association (UBSA) fulfilled its statutory requirement of holding the Annual General Meeting (AGM) prior to the FUFA General Assembly slated for next month. It should be noted that UBSA is one of the 34 members that constitute the football governing body in Uganda. UBSA held its 8th ordinary AGM on Saturday at Pope Paul Memorial Hotel in Lubaga, Kampala. This came at the time when the association was marking ten years of existence of the game of beach soccer in Uganda. In his remarks, the chairman of UBSA, Deo Mutabazi indicated the journey has had both highs and lows but he is proud that the game has managed to wither through the storm. “If you look at how we started, there is definitely a reason to be proud. There were challenges at the beginning but
Ashaba Confirms KCCA FC done with Transfer Business

Ashaba Confirms KCCA FC done with Transfer Business

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The local giants have signed 11 players anticipating a successful domestic and continental campaign in the 2020/21 season Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA FC) vice-chairman Aggrey Ashaba has confirmed they are now done with their transfer business. The former Ugandan Premier League champions have signed 11 players and according to the official, no one else is going to be unveiled. After losing the Premier League title to Vipers SC, KCCA will participate in the Caf Confederation Cup and the new signings are expected to offer competition for better results. Among those signed by Kassasiro Boys is Andrew Kawooya whose departure from Vipers generated friction between the two sides. Venoms maintained the 17-year-old is still contracted with them but the Lugogo club, Fufa ...
Kiwanuka signs Two-year Bright Stars Contract Extension

Kiwanuka signs Two-year Bright Stars Contract Extension

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The midfielder had a number of offers on the table but has opted to stay with the Mwererwe club for another two seasons Henry Kiwanuka has signed a two-year contract extension with Ugandan Premier League side Soltilo Bright Stars. The midfielder helped the Mwererwe club finish second in the 2018/19 Uganda Cup tournament where they were eliminated by Proline in a penalty shoot-out, and has promised to offer even more during his extended stay. “It is humbling to sign another two years on my employment contract,” Kiwanuka told Kawowo Sports. “I am ready to serve Soltilo Bright Stars Football Club with one heart alongside my teammates as we strive for greater heights.” Derrick Ngoobi and Andrew Kaggwa are the other Bright Stars players who have renewed t
Cheptegei & Kiplimo lead Ugandan Team for World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020

Cheptegei & Kiplimo lead Ugandan Team for World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020

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World 10,000m champion Joshua Cheptegei and world 3000m leader Jacob Kiplimo are among the athletes selected to represent Uganda at the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships Gdynia 2020 on 17 October. Cheptegei, the world cross-country champion, broke the world 5000m record at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Monaco last month with 12:35.36 and is targeting a tilt on the 10,000m mark on 7 October before heading to Poland. Kiplimo, meanwhile, won the 5000m at the World Athletics Continental Tour meeting in Ostrava with a PB of 12:48.63 and then went on to triumph over 3000m at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Rome in a world-leading 7:26.64, breaking the Ugandan record and becoming the fastest teenager in history for the distance. Given their exploits on the ...
Coronavirus Pandemic to Cost Football $14bn This Year, Says FIFA

Coronavirus Pandemic to Cost Football $14bn This Year, Says FIFA

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Figure accounts for third of the game's global economic value with club and national game worth $46bn worldwide. FIFA has put the cost of the coronavirus pandemic on football around the world at $14bn in lost revenue. That figure accounts for about a third of the game's global economic value with the club and national game worth about $46bn worldwide. The pandemic has already led to more than 150 football associations seeking financial help from the $1.5bn emergency relief fund set up by football's governing body. Olli Rehn, chairman of FIFA's coronavirus steering committee, laid bare for the first time the true financial effect the coronavirus has had on the game through fixture list chaos, empty stadiums and loss of TV rights revenue. "It's a huge number and it covers the...
Phillip Obwin Impressed with Express FC’s New Signings

Phillip Obwin Impressed with Express FC’s New Signings

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The former Uganda Cranes skipper reveals his happiness at Red Eagles' new signings ahead of the new season Uganda legend Phillip Obwin has tipped Express FC to leave a mark in the upcoming Ugandan Premier League (UPL) season. The Red Eagles have been on a restructuring process with already eleven new players arriving ahead of the new season set to kick off in October. Obwin, who also featured for the national team Uganda Cranes, has now stated the club is headed in the right direction owing to recent developments from player signings to a well-structured administration. “I am happy about what is happening at the club, I think the new chairman Kiryowa Kiwanuka is doing a fantastic job,” Obwin told the club’s official website. “The most important thing is to have a
The FUFA Executive Committee Made Key Decisions

The FUFA Executive Committee Made Key Decisions

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The FUFA Executive Committee convened on Tuesday 15th September 2020 and several decisions were made. These ranged from the ongoing health concern in regard to COVID-19, restart of football and change of names by several clubs. Below are the decisions ratified; The ongoing global health concern on Covid-19 has limited many institutions in holding physical meetings to discuss pertinent issues. FUFA has also been affected and thus resorted to alternative forms of meetings mainly by applying the virtual online sessions. On Tuesday 15 th September 2020, the 23 rd FUFA Exco held a meeting Chaired by FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo and took the following decisions FUFA Competitions The following regulations were ratified by the Executive Committee:- FUFA Authorised Competi...
Express FC Sign Ugandan Star John Byamukama; on Two-year Deal

Express FC Sign Ugandan Star John Byamukama; on Two-year Deal

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The midfielder becomes the 11th new signing made by the Red Eagles and is the fourth player to leave Tooro United for the top-flight side Ugandan Premier League side Express FC have completed the signing of John Byamukama. The former Tooro United midfielder joins the Red Eagles on a two-year as coach Wasswa Bbosa strengthens the club and aims to help them regain their lost league glory. Coach Bbosa revealed his satisfaction with the new players and said they will help the club be more competitive than before. “Every one of those players will come good during the season because what we want is to see the club compete again,” the tactician said in an earlier interview. He is the latest new player after goalkeepers Denis Otim, Cryspus Kusiima, defender Richard Bbosa, midf