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Video: Manchester United’s Juan Mata sends shout outs to his Ugandan fans

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Watch Manchester United player Juan Mata send shout outs to his Ugandan fans in video below.

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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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