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

20 goals in CECAFA Day 1

By USPA Media

CECAFA U17 Girls Championship

Results for All games at FUFA Technical Centre Njeru

Uganda 4 Burundi 0

Tanzania 5 Eritrea 0

Djibouti 0 Kenya14

Despite defeating Burundi 4-0 defeat of Burundi in the opening game of the CECAFA U-17 girls’ soccer tournament Uganda’s head coach Ayub Khalifah is not impressed with the girls’ performance.

Khalifah told USPA media team after that his girls wasted a lot of chances that can be regrettable at a certain stage.

“Yes we won but in the beginning we wasted so many chances. I think we have to go and address that department before our next game,” Khalifah said.

 Juliet Nalukenge managed a hat-trick while Samalie Nakacwa added another in the 70th minute.

In the other games played Tanzania were 5-0 winners against Eriteria with Joyce Meshack putting to the net three goals and her team mate Aisha Hamis added two.

The third game of the day had Kenya whip Djibout 14-0 with Fasila Adhiambo managing four goals, Viola Kalali five goals, Anna Arusi three goals while Lavin Anyango and Dorine Achieng also added a goal each.

Twenty-three goals were scored on match day one which is a sign that the teams’ striking forces are active and lethal.


I’m with Proline –Lule

By USPA Media

Proline coach Matia Lule has refuted claims that he parted with Proline Sports Club.

Lule told USPA online that his absence during the Proline versus Maroon game was not that he had left the club, but had other commitments which he had communicated to his employers.

“Bakulimbye,nze mbadde ne’nsonga nzembaddeko era Bakama bange bazimanyi bulungi, ”literally meaning that , they deceived you. I had issues to handle which my bosses knew very well,” Lule said.

I can assure you that at the moment, I am with Proline as head coach.


Cranes squad named

By Kasule Mubarak.

Coach Johnathan McKinstry has named a 21-man Cranes squad that will face Katakwi on Saturday November 9,2019 in the regional tour match.

The squad comprising of local based players will see Uganda Cranes take on North Eastern Select.

This will be the third time the national team tours the region in its preparation for the upcoming Uganda Cranes participation in the 2020 CHAN finals in Cameroon.

The team sponsored by Nile Special and airtel leaves Kampala on Friday morning by road to Katakwi a distance of 338.6kms from Kampala.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers: Charles Lukwago (KCCA FC) and James Alitho (URA FC).

Defenders:  Paul Willa, Halid Lwalilwa (Vipers SC), Mustafa Kizza, Revita John, Kato Samuel, Nicolas Kasozi (KCCA FC), Shafiq Kagimu, Paul Mbowa (URA FC) Hassan Ssenyonjo (Wakiso Giants),

Midfielders: Muzamiru Mutyaba, Allan Okello (KCCA FC), Bright Anukani (Proline FC), Joachim Ojera (URA FC), Vianne Ssekajugo (Wakiso Giants).

 Forwards: Allan Kayiwa, Fahad Bayo (Vipers SC), Joel Madondo (Busoga United), Ashraf Mandela (URA FC) and Edrisa Lubega (Proline FC).


FUFA names technical team.

By Kasule Mubarak.

Acting FUFA President Justus Mugisha has named the full technical staff for the Cranes.

Mugisha names Abdallah Mubiru as the first Assistant while Livingstone Mbabazi second assistant to head coach Jonathan McKinstry.

The two will serve for six months until FUFA comes up with who takes over on   the job on a permanent basis.

Fred Kajjoba will retain the role of goalkeeping coach and Ayub Balyejjusa will be the new equipment manager of the team.

Former striker Geoffrey Massa will be the team coordinator while Alexander McCarthy will be the fitness coach.

The Cranes is preparing for their games against Burkina Faso away next month and Malawi at home in the 2020 AFCON Qualifiers.

A provisional 25-man squad which has five local based players namely Charles Lukwago, Allan Okello and Nicholas Kasozi from KCCA, defender Halid Lwaliwa and forward Fahad Bayo from Vipers SC has started training.

Officials :

Head coach: Jonathan McKinstry

First Assistant Coach: Abdallah Mubiru.

Second Assistant: Livingstone Mbabazi

Goalkeeping Coach: Fred Kajjoba.

Team Coordinator: Geoffrey Massa

Equipment manager: Ayub Balyejusa

Training team:

Goalkeepers: Dennis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns, South Africa), Robert Odongkara (Horoya AC, Guinea), Charles Lukwago (KCCA, Uganda)

Defenders: Ronald Mukiibi (Ostersunds FK, Sweden), Nico Wakiro Wadada (Azam, Tanzania), Bevis Mugabi (Motherwell, Scotland), Murushid Jjuuko (Wydad Casablanca, Morocco), Timothy Denis Awany (Sport Club Ironi Ashdod, Israel), Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia), Halid Lwaliwa (Vipers, Uganda), Isaac Muleme (Viktoria Zizkov, Czech Republic), Joseph Ochaya (TP Mazembe, Democratic Republic of Congo)

Midfielders: Michael Azira (Chicago Fire, USA), Khalid Aucho (Misr Lel Makasa, Egypt), Tadeo Lwanga (Tanta, Egypt), Nicholas Kasozi (KCCA, Uganda), Allan Okello (KCCA, Uganda), Allan Kyambadde (El Gouna, Egypt)

Forwards: Emmanuel Arnold Okwi (Ittihad Alexandria, Egypt), Patrick Henry Kaddu (RS Berkane, Morocco), Alexis Bbakka (Carlstad United BK, Sweden), Fahad Bayo (Vipers, Uganda), Farouk Miya (Konyaspor, Turkey), Abdu Lumala (Pyramids, Egypt), William Kizito Luwagga (Shakhter Karaganda, Kazahstan).


Uganda girls in COSAFA semi

By USPA Media

Uganda stormed the semi-finals of the COSAFA U-17 Girls Championship after 20-0 thumping of Comoros in agame played in Anjalal stadium in Mauritius.

Uganda drew 1-1 with Zambia in the opening game, before humiliating hosts Mauritius 11-0 in the second game.

Juliet Nalukenge managed seven goals, Margret Kunihira scored five, Fauzia Najemba added four while Lilian Akadinda and Shakira Nyangira managed two goals each.

Other teams in the tournament include South Africa, Seychelles, Botswana and Madagascar.