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Ladies’ Tournament Lights Up Tusker Malt Uganda Open

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The 2015 Tusker Malt Uganda Open concluded its first event, the Ladies Open, on Saturday.

With a strong field of over 60 golfers, Flavia Namakula emerged top to beat off competition from her closest rival Eva Magala. Right from Day One, she put up an impressive run, shooting and putting with ease to emerge top. Irene Nakalembe and Zambian Loyce Shingona came in 3rd and 4th respectively.

Winners of the Tusker Malt Ladies Open; L-R Irene Nakalembe, Flavia Namakula and Eva Magala pose with their goodies during the awards dinner

Winners of the Tusker Malt Ladies Open; L-R Irene Nakalembe, Flavia Namakula and Eva Magala pose with their goodies during the awards dinner

Having been restructured, the 2015 Tusker Malt Uganda Open is this time round is more inclusive and focused to enable the Ladies, seniors, Amateurs, Professionals as well as the juniors in participate in the tournament.

Speaking during a glamorous Tusker Malt themed awards dinner held at the golf club, Mrs. Grace Nshemeire Gwaku, the Marketing Director at Uganda Breweries Limited said that the 2015 event marks a new chapter for the sport in the country.

“The tournament has this year been refreshed with a series of categories to attract more participants and allow for skills transfer to help develop the sport. With the Ladies Union joining the Open, we believe that we are on the right track in as far as achieving that objective.” Mrs. Gwaku noted.

With Ladies teeing off first on Wednesday, the event lived up to its pre-tournament billing, providing nerve-cracking moments and impressive shots. Scoring was difficult as players adjusted to the tough conditions on the course with the favorites finding it difficult to break away from each other.

Grace Nshemeire Gwaku (L), UBL's Marketing director hands over the winner's trophy to Flavia Namakula.  Looking on are Evelyn Anite and Esther Okullo.

Grace Nshemeire Gwaku (L), UBL’s Marketing director hands over the winner’s trophy to Flavia Namakula. Looking on are Evelyn Anite and Esther Okullo.

Pre-event favorite and defending champion, Flavia Namakula opened the tournament in second place with four over par in the first round as she trailed the first round leader Eva Magala. Her score would have been better had it not been for a fault on Hole One where she recorded eight shots.

Day two found Namakula in a tie for first place with Eva Magala with Irene Nakalembe and Zambia’s Loice Chingono in close pursuit as competitiveness grew to mask out a tough pressure group going into the final day.

Tensions and emotions run high in the final day tee off as the ladies pressure group turned on all their skills in an impressive display of golfing action.

And as the 18th and final hole came round, so did Namakula’s assurance of winning the coveted prize for a the fourth time.

The course and holes did not make anything easier as many struggled to find and maintain a rhythm. However this did not stop Flavia Namukula from claiming the coveted prize and at a very close second place going to Eva Magala and finally third place to Irene Nakalembe the players commended the organization of the event and the ever growing numbers that boosted competition.

With a sponsorship commitment from Tusker Malt Lager, the level is expected to be greater in 2016.

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ESPN channels coming to DStv, customers to enjoy larger sports offering

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MultiChoice Group (MCG) and The Walt Disney Company Africa have announced that they have signed an exciting partnership which will see a significant addition to the sports available to its customers across the continent. The agreement will result in two 24-hour ESPN channels being made available to DStv customers from 29 July, where they will be able to enjoy the very best of US sports.

Featuring every major US sport as well as European football, fans across the continent can now look forward to popular premier American leagues including the National Basketball Association (NBA), National Football League (NFL), and Major League Baseball (MLB), via ESPN & ESPN2.

The channels will also feature live football from the English Football League (EFL), Scottish Premier Football League (SPFL), Dutch Eredivisie and Major League Soccer (MLS), as well as local sports including the West African Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations and featured boxing tournaments and events.

During last month’s financial results announcement, MCG reaffirmed its commitment to continue providing the best available content to its customers. This deal allows the company to provide a larger sports offering than ever before, as the home of sports on the continent.

“As Africa’s leading video entertainment platform, we are unwavering in our commitment to ensure that we continue to find the best available content to delight our customers, both now and into the future. We endeavour to deliver both world-class international content as well as the very best in local content, giving our loyal customers a never-ending selection of outstanding entertainment,” says MultiChoice Group CEO, Calvo Mawela.

“From reliving the greatest moments in sports history to seeing those moments being made, ESPN’s compelling content and unique personality will be a complementary addition to MultiChoice Group’s sports offering,” says Christine Service, Senior Vice President and Country Manager of The Walt Disney Company Africa. “We are thrilled to be bringing the achievements and triumphs of both international and local athletes, our quality storytelling and innovative programming to a whole new audience of sports fans in Africa.”

Together with the live sports programming, viewers will also be able to catch up on the very latest films, series, news, talk shows and highlights from ESPN’s iconic sports documentary and studio programming.

“In addition to being the home of American sports, ESPN is equally well-known for its dedication to great storytelling, something we as Africa’s most-loved storyteller can identify with,” concluded Mawela.

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To date, the Spanish championship is an uncertain situation. Two classic rivals – «Real Madrid» and «Barcelona» – are actively fighting for “gold”, with an equal number of points throughout the season. Now a lot depends on the results of the remaining matches, that’s why because of any loss of points a team may miss its chance for the championship.

Now the favorites are considered to be the “whites”, as their head coach made a special emphasis on the formation of the correct lineup and style of play. Thus, the team of «Real Madrid» are characterized by the following reinforcements:

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In addition, Lionel Messi now shows bad results during the games – unconventional ball control and lack of dominance on the playing field.

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Before the start of the Premier League season, virtually no one doubted that Liverpool would fight for the champion title. The Merseysides have not taken gold medals for a long time, and with the current lineup and even more so under the leadership of Jurgen Klopp, it has finally become much easier for them to do it.

However, no one expected Liverpool to get such an advantage over the second place of the standings. For the first time for the whole campaign, the team lost only in the 28th round, and this is a very good indicator. But Jurgen Klopp admitted that he didn’t plan to fail in the Premier League until the end of his contract (until 2024). Of course, the coach was joking, but the Merseysiders did not show such a powerful game for a long time. Every fan of Liverpool can bet now on FIFA eSports battle Champions League – 1xBet.com offers good tournaments to make predictions for any teams that have even left the best European competitions.

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God’s Plan Eyeing To Join Ugandan Professional Soccer

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Kampala City socialite, Sheila Gashumba’s boyfriend, Ali Marcus Lwanga aka God’s Plan has finally re-thought about his dull soccer career after over 10years.

God’s Plan who last had a professional soccer moment over 10years ago is set to make a recap and this time round he is eager to have it in one of his home country, Uganda’s football clubs.

Might join a professional Ugandan team for next season. What you guys think?” Marcus wrote on his social media.

Ali Marcus Lwanga (God’s Plan)

In his early age, God’s Plan played for Arsenal and Yeovil town Youth and reserves in England.

Unfortunately, Marcus lost touch with his talent after ten years in jail.

We will keep you posted

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