Tough test for Mansul and Muteesi

Tough test for Mansul and Muteesi

By USPA media

Defending champions Mansul Bwanika and Rashida Muteesi will have to tighten the grip if they are to defend their titles in the PAU-Empire Casino Kampala Open Tournament due Saturday and Sunday January 4-5, 2020 at D’ Arena Bar and Lounge on Namirembe road.

angela busingye in action during the New year’s tournament. PHOTO BY Virgin Images

The male and female champions will face stiff challenge from other pool players that are targeting huge cash prize jack pot.

The two-day tournament will have the winner receive a trophy and sh2m cash prize while the second, third and fourth will receive sh1m,sh500,000 and sh250,000 respectively in the men’s category.

Winners of the New year’s Pool Tournament Mansoor Bwanika and Lukia Naiga shows off the cash prize won as Pool Association chairman Bob Trubbish (L) and Event manager Ronald Lubega Look on. PHOTO BY Virgin Images

In the ladies category the winner will receive sh1.2m, while sh600, 000, sh300, 000 and sh150, 000 will be for the second, third and fourth respectively.

Ceasar Chadigar gave Mansoor Bwanika Value for his money. PHOTO BY Virgin Images

The tournament that is used in the ranking of players is expected to attract all the cream la cream of Uganda’s pool and defending champions Bwanika Mansul and Rashida Mutesi should expect stiff opposition.

“This is going to be a tough event and since it’s a ranking event we expect all top players in the male and female categories to participate,” Peter Kyobe the association publicity noted.

Lukia Naiga in action during the New Year’s tournament at Temusewo Bar and Restaurant. PHOTO BY Virgin Images

Ritah Nimusiima, Victoria Namuyanja, Shiela Ankar, Amina faith Nganda, Angela Busingye, Jacinta Kajubi and Lukia Nayiga are some of the players likely to give Muteesi hard times.

fans watching the event. PHOTO BY Virgin Images

In the men’s category Dan Mubiru, Allan Katongole, Fahad Ssewakambo, Joseph Kasozi, Ceasor Chandiga and Amos Turyagumanawe are expected to challenge Bwanika aka Muto.

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UMOSPOC aided TT at Namboole in pictures

The TT event supported by UMOSPOC ended sucessfuly at Mandela National Stadium Namboole. It was an event that saw young men and women show skills as a drive to joining rallying.

“This is a great idea for UMOSPOC t o support such activities. I want to thank the Leadership of UMOSPOC for that initiative and other Clubs should emulate them,”Aisha Nantale the event Manager said.

Kigulu is Busoga Champions

By Our Reporter

Kigulu 1-Bunha 0

The Kyabazinga of Busoga William Gabula Nadiope IV (left) waving to his subjects who turned up to watch the Busoga Massaza Cup final game between Kigulu FC and Bunha FC at Kakindu Stadium in Jinja on Sunday. Virgin Images

It was jubilation, celebration, joy and fun as the Kyabazinga subjects turned up in huge numbers to support their Masaza tournament final.

All the happiness and should have not been a reality, but the presence of the Kyabazinga no doubt was the highlight of joy and celebrations as even the losers were happy to shake hands with the traditional leader


The final of the Busoga Kingdom tournament was between Kigulu and Bunha and Kigulu lifted the 2019 title after 1-0 defeat of Bunha chiefdom and thanks to a goal in the 90th minute by Wilber Bikupe.

Kigulu FC supporters supporting their team players as they played against Bunha in the 2019 Busoga Massaza Cup final at kakindu Stadium in Jinja on Sunday. Virgin Images

The heavy rains made Kakindu stadium soaked with mud,but the Kyabazinga subjected did not feel that except the joy of interacting with the leader Kyabazinga of Busoga William Gabula Nadiope IV. T

Bunha FC supporters cheering their team players as it played against Kigulu FC in the 2019 Busoga Massaza cup final at Kakindu stadium in Jinja on Sunday. Virgin Images

The final was attended by both the traditional and political leaders of Busoga region including deputy prime ministers of Busoga Kingdom, Prof. Dr. Owek. Muhammad Lubega Kisambira and Owek. Osman Noor Ahmed.

Bunha FC supporters cheering their team players as it played against Kigulu FC in the 2019 Busoga Massaza cup final at Kakindu stadium in Jinja on Sunday. Virgin Images

The winners took a trophy and Sh5m, while the second received Sh2m on top of the medals while the third who were Buzaya received sh1m cash prize.

Bunha FC supporters cheering their team players as it played against Kigulu FC in the 2019 Busoga Massaza cup final at Kakindu stadium in Jinja on Sunday. Virgin mages

Busoga chiefdom Cup past winners:

2019: Kigulu

2018: Kigulu

2017: Butembe.

2016: Bukholi North

Add sports money –Kiiza

By USPA Media

Former leader of opposition in Uganda Parliament Winnie Kiiza has urged government to increase on its funding of the sports sector.

Kiiza made the appeal on Thursday after her side beat Kenya 53-23 in the netball game during the ongoing East Africa Community Inter-Parliament Games in Kampala.

Uganda Parliament Netball team skipper Winnie Kiiza joined by teammates and fans to celebrate Uganda’s 53-23 victory over Kenya in Netball on thursday. PHOTO BY JOHNSON WERE

Kiiza said that besides sports occupying the youth, it creates jobs for them and also promotes tourism in the country which adds value to the economy.

“Our participation in sports at this age is a sign to our children that they should develop their talents. We are living by example, but most important is that we are promoting tourism using sports because there are so many MPS from other countries who did not know Uganda before.” Kiiza noted. 

Uganda continues to dominate the games and on Friday at Namboole Uganda beat Burundi, Tanzania and EALA in the women tag of war category.

This followed Uganda’s victory in netball and football against Kenya on Thursday in Lugogo. 

Kenya seems to dominate the athletics category as they won most of the event but Uganda was consistent in winning the second and third positions during the competitions held at Mandela National Stadium Namboole.

In the 1500m honourable Julius Acom was unbeatable, while Mbwatekamwa finished third in the 100m. 

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