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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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Nile Special inter-bar football tournament comes to an end

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The Nile Special amateur football tournament in which bars across the country faced off in a 5-Aside arrangement climaxed on Saturday with Soroti’s Team Facebook emerging champions.

Team Facebook triumphed over Tavern Kick with a 2-0 victory to win the inaugural tournament.

This followed a display of entertaining football as the 16 teams which had made it through the regionals to the nationals took on each other.

Team Facebook received a cash prize of Ugx 2 million and will also represent Uganda 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 Cameroonian football legend Samuel E’to.

Away from the football, revelers also enjoyed performances from musicians Vinka and John Blaq as they day’s fun came to an end.

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Manchester United coaches to train young Ugandan footballers

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Manchester United coaches, Mike Neary and Chris O’Brien are in Kampala to conduct training with students from Excel Soccer Academy

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Manchester United coaches, Mike Neary and Chris O’Brien are in Kampala for a two-day training with 128 students from Excel Soccer Academy through an ongoing partnership between the soccer club and Kansai Plascon.

“Leading up to today, we received many applications for our students to take part in this training, but have had to keep it at 128. Our hope is that in the future through such partnerships with Kansai Plascon and other companies, we can expose more of our over 1000 students to trainings of this caliber,” said Patrick Gyawambadde, a Director at Excel Soccer Academy.

The soccer academy which was started in 2011 focuses on using soccer as an environment in which many young boys and girls are taught values that include respect, teamwork and ambition.

“Because sports development is one of our strategic focal points, through soccer academies like this, children are taught to be goal oriented and to focus in everything they do. It is also most likely that children who play sports will not partake in crime. We would like to see these children and many others grow into responsible contributors to the Ugandan society. Soccer academies like this one are Kansai Plascon’s way of investing in the future of Uganda,” said Lungi Koni, the Regional Manager Special Projects, Kansai Plascon.

Mike Neary and Chris O’Brien emphasised that having 128 students will ensure that each child they work with gets their full attention. “With a smaller group, we are able to concentrate on them, engage with them one on one, and make sure that they leave after two days with lifelong soccer skills,” said Mike Neary.

Neary and O’Brien follow a visit from Quinton Fortune a Manchester United Legend who was in Kampala last week to engage with Kansai Plascon winners who had taken part in a radio and digital soccer based competition to win signed jerseys from Manchester United.

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Uganda’s Kiplimo Wins Great Manchester Run in Record Feat

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At only 18 years old, Uganda’s Jacob Kiplimo is already making history.

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During today’s 10km Great Manchester Run, Kiplimo came ahead of everyone recording a time of 27:31 minutes. He finished one mile ahead of the other runners.

On 31st December 2018 he set a new course record at the San Silvestre 10K with a personal best of 26:41.

The sky is the limit for the lad.

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