By James Robert Kayindi
For a while, the football fraternity across the country has been unsure on the right name for the Kasasiro Boys but it’s now official that effective this season, the team will be called KCCA FC and not KCC FC as the case was previously.
The development has also been backed by the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) despite the fact that a section of former club leaders were against the change of the club name from KCC FC to KCCA FC as mandated by the 2010 KCCA Act.
“This is part of the many changes we have ushered in at the club in the last 100 days in office. Some opportunistic people wanted to portray the club as one on the stock exchange market that grants them shares which is not the case. We inquired from the Capital Market Authority (CMA) and Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) and we were told that the club has never sold shares to anyone. The state of affairs now implies that the club belongs to all the fans in Uganda but under KCCA,” Kabugo, the club chairman revealed.
The chairman bases his arguments on the fact that the club is run and fully funded by the KCCA as an organization. He also demanded that whoever feels they have shares in the club should get involved in its day-to-day running and share the costs of maintaining it.
“We run the club on a Ugx 1.8bn budget annually. It would be worthwhile if those claiming to have shares in the club came on board and footed at least 40% of that sum or pay some of the maintenance fees for the stadium,” Kabugo further told the club’s official website.
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Kabaka Run raises Ugx 494 million towards sickle cell awareness
By Our Reporter
Airtel Uganda in partnership with the Buganda Kingdom has announced that Shs494 million was collected during the Airtel Kabaka Run.
The proceeds will be used to promote Sickle Cell Disease awareness as well as procure test kits.
“Shs200 million will go into buying test kits for screening Sickle Cell Disease awareness while Shs249 million will be channeled towards sensitization and awareness campaigns,” the Deputy Katikkiro of Buganda, Owek. Robert Waggwa said during the announcement made at the Buganda Kingdom offices in Bulange, Mengo.
“21% of the people in Buganda have sickle cells, one is either a carrier or has the disease. With these proceeds, we will be sensitizing people about the disease and also testing them,” he added.
Airtel Uganda Head of Brands and Communication Remmie Kisakye, thanked Ugandans for turning up in in big numbers for the run that happened on April 7, 2019 and reconfirmed Airtel’s commitment towards the fight against Sickle Cells Disease.
“In line with our three-year theme, we intend to continue driving awareness about the Sickle Cell Disease. Last year, we donated over 140,000 sickle cell testing kits to Uganda National Health Laboratory Services, procured from the proceeds of this prestigious run. We are on a positive trajectory and together we can create a healthy Uganda,” she said.
The Kabaka run – an annual event celebrated to mark the King’s birthday – is part of a partnership that the telecommunications giant has with the Buganda Kingdom to sponsor four of their most important activities; the Kabaka’s birthday Run, Kabaka’s birthday celebration, the Kabaka’s coronation as well as Eid El Fitri.
Airtel Uganda also sponsors the Masaza Cup – the Buganda kingdom football tournament.
Race for new Singleton golf Challenge champion intensifies as quarter-finals get underway
By Our Reporter
The dream of claiming the trophy for the first time will be the common denominator for all the eight ‘amateur category’ pairs (16 players) who will take to the green when the quarter-finals of the Singleton Match PlayChallenge get underway this Saturday, May 11 at the par-71 Entebbe Golf Course.
With defending champions Sheila Kesiime and Peace Kabasweka ejected at the third round of the competition last month by Samuel Kato and Charles Odere, it is anyone’s title for Season Three. Yet not even the winners of the inaugural season, Isaac Mariera and John Muchiri, can bid for a second triumph, as their journey was cut short at the same round last month, going down to the determined pair of Andrew Atuhaire and Geofrey Orach.
The elimination of both pairs of former champions means that this year the amateur category of the challenge is yet again certain to get a new pair of champs–just like it was last year when Peace and Sheila won. The prize for the champions is a trip to the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in January 2020.
In the mouth-watering quarter-final action this Saturday, the pair of Samuel Kato and Charles Odere will face off with yet another ladies team in Martha Babirye and Maureen Okura, who eliminated another much-fancied female team–Gloria Mbaguta and Evelyn Asiimwe. Wendy Angudeye/Doreen Mwesige will take on the winner between Tim Mwanda/Suubi Kiwanuka and Charles Hamya/Joseph Bogera.
In the pros section, the quarter finals will feature Herman ‘Deco’ Mutebi, Fred Wanzala, Robert Happy, Abraham Ainamani, Gerald Kabuye, Herman Mutawe, David Kamulindwa and Ronald Rugumayo. In their battle for the Shs50 million kitty, Mutebi will face Happy, Rugumayo takes on Wanzala, Ainemani challenges Kamulindwa, while Mutawe will lock horns with Kabuye.
Bebe Cool’s Prophecy about Barcelona Comes True as They Fail to Qualify
By Staff Writer
Bebe Cool could be Prophet Mbonye’s newest competitor.
A few days ago Bebe Cool prophesied that Barcelona would not qualify for the Champions League final. But not many people took him serious.
Today Liverpool walloped Barcelona 4:0 bringing Bebe Cool’s prophecy to reality.
Bebe Cool also insists that Bobi Wine will never be president.
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