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Ugandan football fans to get rare opportunity to see the World Cup trophy

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The fourth FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola will arrive in Kampala on 5 th March 2018 giving Ugandan fans the chance to experience football’s most coveted prize.

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The FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola will give millions of people around the world the opportunity to get ready to taste the feeling of the world’s largest, most anticipated sporting event – the 2018 FIFA World Cup™. In hosting this momentous, international tour, Coca-Cola and FIFA invite fans to get up close and personal with the same trophy that is presented by FIFA to the winning country of the FIFA World Cup™. For thousands of fans, it will be a once-in- a-lifetime opportunity to see the most iconic symbol in football and share their passion for the game.

Coca-Cola Uganda Brand Manager Ms. Miriam Limo addresses guests during the press conference.

Coca-Cola Uganda Brand Manager Ms. Miriam Limo addresses guests during the press conference.

“We are proud to welcome the FIFA World Cup Trophy to Uganda for the second time. This recognition and honor attests to the country’s undying love for the game. The Trophy is only visiting 10 countries in Africa and this attests to the great pride Coca-Cola has for Ugandan people. Football has a strong unifying power across culture, religion and politics and we as Coca-Cola are excited to share with Ugandans the rare chance to view the FIFA World Cup Trophy,” said Miriam Limo, Senior Brand Manager – Uganda.

The FIFA World Cup™ Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola kicked off in September 2017 in Russia and will visit more than 50 countries across six continents, travelling 126,000 kilometers in the nine months leading up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup™.

FIFA World Cup 2018 fans in Uganda will have an opportunity to witness the world’s most loved sport Trophy tour the country in a number of ways. First, the trophy will arrive in Uganda from Cape Town on Monday 5th March. 12 lucky Ugandans will have an opportunity to travel to Cape Town and come back with the trophy. Activation details are on press and posters with lucky winners being unveiled on 12th February 2018. The Trophy will be received by the President on 5 th March.

Secondly, the Coca-Cola Company has organized a fans and consumers viewing opportunity at Lugogo Cricket Oval on 6th March 2018 where there will be exciting and engaging activities as consumers get a chance of a life time to view the World Cup Trophy in Uganda.

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Iryn Namubiru Launches Own Football Club

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Singer Iryn Namubiru has been up and about of recent, from headlining shows, dropping new music to making social appearances, name it!

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The latest is that she has now launched a football club that is named after her.

The club dubbed, ”IRYN NAMUBIRU FC” was launched in the presence of some of her most loyal fans and diehards.

‘And now we are ready for the friendly matches. Do you copy my number? God BLESS YOU” she captioned a photo of her holding jersey number 12 .

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The Lacrosse growth in Uganda

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Sports has always been an integral part of our lives. From cricket to soccer and from rugby to lacrosse, all of them bring immense excitement. The energizing atmosphere created by such games have made them a legacy. Uganda has seen a drastic growth in the sport, lacrosse.

Lacrosse is an energetic sport where players play with a lacrosse stick and ball. Interestingly, the head of the stick is used to shoot, goal or catch the ball. It’s a completely different concept with a lot of excitement in store.

In Uganda, the original fundraisers and supporters of lacrosse were the North Andover native. They took over the foundation of this sport way before the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships. Plus, did you know that as a sports bettor with Betway Uganda online sports betting entertainment, you could bet on games like Lacrosse as well?

In an exclusive conversation with Aimee Dixon, a North Andover native, it was clear how dearly they love and respect the game. She was absolutely proud of the fact that lacrosse in Uganda has achieved such heights. She believes that the lacrosse community is extraordinarily unique. They are generous and wish to pass on the legacy of this game to other countries and communities. The game has not just received laurels but has a deep rooted meaning to its existence. It has increased communal affection and relations.

Dixon herself being a lacrosse player reminisces the days when she played it. She was willing to participate in the world games this summer at Israel. But an accident didn’t make that happen. She shared her experience of how she was constantly in touch with the team. In 2014, Dixon and her group Fields of Growth planned to prepare a competing Uganda team for lacrosse. At that point of time, the game hardly existed in the country.

With two times presence at World level, the efforts have paid off. The Uganda Lacrosse Foundation had begun to support the Uganda lacrosse team. The organization has slowly developed to be self sustainable.

Uganda, with the support of authorities has developed a growing lacrosse team. They also wish to introduce the women team in World Championship. Dixon is no longer directly in the picture but she is still there with several plans for  the team. Many more programs are scheduled to bring lacrosse in public sight. A game full of positivity is loved by many people and the aim is to take it to another level. Uganda’s lacrosse growth has set an example for the sports community. Sports can be a medium to spread cultural companionship and harmony. Uganda’s growth will inspire many people and will take sports to another level.

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Uganda shines at International Volleyball tournament

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Daudi Okello shares a moment of victory with his KAVC team.

Daudi Okello shares a moment of victory with his KAVC team.

Uganda Volleyball teams made a brilliant comeback at the NSSF KAVC International Volleyball tournament over the weekend. Uganda’s KAVC beat Rwanda National team Gisagara VC to clinch the men’s 2018 trophy while Ndejje University tussled it out with Nkumba University and matched to victory taking the Women’s Trophy.

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The tournament, which is billed to be the biggest and best so far, attracted a full house at Lugogo Sports Arena. Fans were packed to the rafters to support the Uganda KAVC giants who were inching to snatch the trophy away from Rwanda. Rwandan men’s teams have taken the trophy for 3 consecutive years since 2015, while the Rwandan women’s teams have dominated the championship since 2014. So it was total comeback for team Uganda to clinch both trophies.

By the second set, Rwanda’s Gisagara was in the lead with 2-0 thanks to Uganda born and KAVC trained Ivan Ongom who now plays for the Rwanda National Team. But Uganda’s Daudi Okello restored the teams hopes when he made some significant scores which brought KAVC neck and neck with their competitors bring the team on a 2-2 tie. By this time, the Ugandan fans whose hope had waned woke up, got on their feet and gunned for a victory in the 5th deciding set. The battle lines were drawn. The Rwandan boys had come to win, they took the lead with 6 points ahead. Ugandan fans prayed under their breathe. Cuthbert Malinga, Mathew Mwenyi and Gabriel Yikita brought their best game to the court. Point by point, KAVC made a second comeback, caught up with Gisaraga, took the lead and spiked their way to victory, sending the Ugandan fans into a frenzy. By the end of the game, the scoreboard read 3-2 (17-25, 19-25, 25-20, 25-16, 17-15). Winning teams took home trophies and cash prize of 1000 dollars.

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