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Onyango loaned out to Wits

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Dennis Onyango’s quest for regular football could come to fruition after the Ugandan international goalkeeper secured a loan move to Premier Soccer League (PSL) side Bidvest Wits University from Mamelodi Sundowns.

Without necessarily losing out to their talented shot-stopper completely, Sundowns are trying to cut down the numbers of their bulging squad by loaning rather selling, 22-year-old Abel Mabaso being the other on the long list of players to have been loaned out.

Sundowns’ official website confirmed: “Striker Edward Manqele has joined Moroka Swallows on a one year loan deal, while goalkeeper Dennis Onyango has also joined Bidvest Wits also on a loan deal.

“Young defender Abel Mabaso has also completed a one year loan move to PSL (Premier Soccer League) returnees, Mpumalanga Black Aces. He joins fellow defender Method Mwanjale and midfielder Themba Zwane.”

Onyango has struggled to get playing time and with the arrival of Zambian goalkeeper Kennedy Mwene, in addition to two other senior stars, it was difficult to have three international shot-stoppers on the bench.

The news is music to the ears for Uganda as Onyango could have put some games under his belt before Cranes must-win Group J world Cup qualifier against Senegal on September 7.

 

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Nile Special launches amateur football tournament

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Nile Special has launched a 5-Aside inter-bar football tournament.

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Nile Special has unveiled an amateur football tournament that will see bars across the country battle for a big prize in a 5-Aside arrangement.

The tournament was launched on Friday at Kati Kati Restaurant with a friendly match in which ex-national team players led by former Cranes striker Geoffrey Massa beat a USPA select side 6-1 in the first game.

Speaking at the launch, the Nile Special brand manager Francis Nyende stated that, “this is an amateur platform built around friendship and harnessing football as a passion point of many Ugandans. It is more of a social call than a footballing challenge.”

“We’re looking for 256 teams across the country. To participate, visit a participating bar and buy Nile Special. You will get a coupon on which to register a team that will then be entered in a raffle draw.” He added.

The competition will trudge the whole nation starting at the township level where two team teams will qualify to the 32-team regional tier. Four teams will then qualify from each regional level to the national finale that will comprise 16 teams; four from each region.

The winning outlet team at the national finale will then compete at the Africa 5-Aside tournament in Tanzania where the overall winning team will earn an all expense paid European tour in the company of E’to; a 2000 and 2002 Africa Cup of Nations winner.

The finale will also feature a ladies 5-Aside competition with the winner also making the trip to Tanzania for the Africa 5-Aside.

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Uganda Rugby Cranes intensify training as Hong Kong 7s tournament draws closer

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Uganda Rugby Cranes 7s team training

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With less than a month left before the Hong Kong 7s kick off, the Guinness sponsored Uganda Rugby Cranes 7s team has stepped up its training regime as it bids to improve on its 2017 quarter final finish at the tournament slated for Friday, April 5 to Sunday, April 7, 2019.

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Former Kenya Sevens Strength and Conditioning coach, Geoffrey Kimani has joined the Rugby Cranes 7s side’s technical bench to support the Ugandan team’s efforts to adequately prepare for the tricky Hong Kong tournament. Kimani is not new to the Rugby Cranes 7s as he was part of the teams 2017 success.

“We are grateful to Guinness for their support towards rugby development in the country over the past three years. Thanks to their support, the Rugby 7s have ably represented Uganda on the global stage and as a result, we have witnessed an increase in the number of fans,” Uganda Rugby Union CEO, Ramsey Olinga said.

The Hong Kong 7s is arguably the most valued leg of the World Rugby Sevens series circuit. It’s the seventh tournament on the sevens’ series 2018-2019 calendar, which acts as the principal route for qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Yet again, it promises to be highly competitive, with 15 core men’s teams and 11 core women’s teams battling for the title.

“We are ready for the battle ahead of us, and we are hopeful that we shall be successful in Hong Kong,” Michael Wokorach, the team captain said.

The boys will be competing against New Zealand, the 2018 defending champions and other teams like England, Australia, and South Africa.

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Budo League returns for season 3

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Budo League returns for season 3

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The Budo League, a nine-a-side football tournament for Kings College Budo old students, is back for the third season. The new season which kicked off on Sunday at the Kyadondo Rugby Grounds returns with big changes as they have announced a new league format.

Previously, the league was based on a house-format limiting the number of participating teams to only seven (the number of houses/dormitories at Kings College Budo) but will now be based on the year-of-graduating system.

According to Harold Atukwatse, the Chairperson Budo League, the new changes are aimed at bringing together Budonians of all generations in a mutual and socially beneficial way.

“The newly adopted system makes the competition more inclusive while also providing an opportunity for growth of the league,” he explained. “In our previous format, we had only seven teams which were formed according to the houses. But with the year system, there are very many years which means there is potential to grow into a much bigger tournament.”

The new season which is expected to run for the next 5 months with fixtures to be played every weekend will feature 12 teams namely; Accumlators (’03), Massape (’04), Thazobalo (’05), Centurions (’06), Jubilewos (’07), Quadballo (’08), Basuunzi (’09), Midnight Express (’10), Takoradi (’11), Abacuba (’12), Peaky Blinders (’14), and Galacticos (’15).

Meanwhile, the league will also be giving back to the community. They will be supporting “Soo Many Stories”, a children’s literacy programme organisation that runs an initiative geared towards growing the reading culture among children.

As a league, they will engage in the campaign to promote literacy alongside Soo Many Stories and will on many occasions’ volunteer personnel, logistics and funds to help in the running of the initiative.

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