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Micho Happy To Have Full House For Cranes Camp

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Uganda Cranes tactician Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has said he is glad to have a full house of players invited for the camp in Istanbul, Turkey, ahead of a crucial game against Senegal.

Micho’s side needs nothing less than victory against The Teranga Lions of Senegal on September 7th to make it to the last phase of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

Skipper Andy Mwesigwa and Kizito Luwagga were the last players to report on Tuesday afternoon to bring the total number to 25 as the team underwent training at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium.

“We are raring to go and the players are responding well,” Micho said on Wednesday.

The coach explained that it is very important to have all the players appear for the camp because it has given him chance to plan better for the match.

“I can try out many concepts comfortably when all players are present,” added Micho.

Former SC Villa skipper, and now featuring for USL Pro side Charleston Battery in the US, midfielder Mike Aziira also arrived in Turkey on Tuesday and vowed to give his best for the national team.

Aziira joined USL Pro compatriot Henry Kalungi (Richmond Kickers) who jetted in Monday evening. Other arrivals on Tuesday include midfielder Tony Mawejje (IBV, Iceland), St. George duo of Robert Ssentongo and Isaac Isinde, plus AIK attacking midfielder Martin Mutumba.

Katende Malibu, the Cranes press officer, also said the players are ready for the battle.

“They are working very hard and ready to beat Senegal,” added a confident Katende.

Goalkeepers: Dennis Onyango (Bidvest Wits, South Africa) Robert Odongkara (St George, Ethiopia), Hamza Muwonge (Vipers FC, Uganda).

Defenders: Dennis Iguma (SC Victoria, Uganda), Geoffrey Walusimbi (Don Bosco, DR Congo), Savio Kabugo (SC Victoria, Uganda), Richard Kasagga (Kiira Young, Uganda), Andy Mwesigwa (FC Ordabasy,Kazakhstan), Henry Kalungi (Richmond Kickers, US), Isaac Isinde (St George, Ethiopia).

Midfielders: Hassan Wasswa (KCCA FC, Uganda), Vincent Kayizzi (Poland, Moses Oloya (Xuan Thanh Saigon FC, Vietnam), Geoffrey (Xuan Thanh Saigon FC, Vietnam) Kizito, Brian Majwega (KCCA FC, Uganda), Jospeh Ochaya (Asante Kotoko, Ghana), Mike Azira (Charleston Battery, US), Tonny Mawejje (IBV, Iceland), William Luwagga Kizito (Leixoes, Portugal) and Martin Mutumba (AIK, Sewden).

Strikers: Emmanuel Okwi (Etoile du Sahel, Tunisia), Hamis Kiiza (Young Africans, Tanzania), Frank Kalanda (URA FC, Uganda), Robert Ssentongo (St George, Ethiopia).

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Kickboxer Patricia Apolot set for rematch with Kenya’s Joyce Awino

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Uganda’s top-ranked female kickboxer Patricia Apolot has vowed to crush Kenyan fighter Joyce Awino in their rematch slated for this weekend at Smiles Corner Hotel in Kireka, Kampala.

Known to many by her stage name “Black Pearl”, Apolot will return to the ring against Awino in the African title fight dubbed “The Reveletion Night of 1000 Punches” on Saturday, August 31. The fight is in low kick style sanctioned by both Uganda Kickboxing Federation (UKF) and World Kickboxing Federation (WKF).

The two fought in April this year in Tororo and Apolot won by knockout.

“I have trained hard and very ready, so my fans should come expecting the best from me,” Apolot said, adding that “I wish to thank my sponsors, Hima Cement, for their consistent financial and moral support towards my kickboxing career.”

Hima Cement Marketing and Pricing Manager, Charles Mugasi said that the sponsorship is intended to enable her perform to her best and inspire other young girls in Uganda to join the kickboxing sport.

Apolot who has been involved in 21 professional fights winning 12 by knockout has changed the kickboxing landscape in Uganda with her unique techniques and unmatched determination to grow the at different levels more especially young girls.

She has won several tittles from home, continental, and intercontinental fights which makes her the holder of the largest number of belts and gold medals in the sport in Uganda and Africa at large.

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Bamasaaba Sports Tournament gets Ugx 50 Million boost

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Pilsner Lager, a beer produced by Uganda Breweries, has announced a UGX50 million sponsorship package towards the upcoming Bamasaaba Sports Tournament 2019. The tournament will start on August 15 th and run up to October.

Organised by the Bamasaaba Sisimukha Club (BASC), the games bring together various teams from Masaaba communities in both Uganda and Kenya with the aim of honouring culture, promoting unity and the development of the Bamasaaba people through sports and games.

This year’s sponsorship package was announced at a press briefing held at Uganda Breweries’ head offices in Luzira.

While announcing the sponsorship, Edgar Kihumuro, the Pilsner Lager Brand Manager, said, “We live in an era when it is crucial for us to hold our cultural and traditional values close to heart. Pilsner Lager, as a brand, understands and cares about the pride associated with a deep African heritage and this commitment has seen us invest in the development of local sports potential, for example, with the ongoing Pilsner Super 8 Tournament. By sponsoring the Bamasaaba Sports tournament, not only are we advancing a passion for sports but also for the traditions that bring people together.”

The tournament has, in the past, attracted various teams drawn from over 20 clans from the districts covering Mbale, Bududa, Sironko, Manafwa and Bulambuli in Uganda and the Bamasaaba Kenya Chapter which covers Trans Nzoia and Bungoma.

“The Bamasaaba Sports Tournament continues to be a wonderful opportunity for our people to come together in celebration of our culture and tradition. In addition, our youth are encouraged to stay in touch with their rich heritage through sports, which inspire, entertain and give them an opportunity to showcase their talent,” said Israel Koboi, Chairperson of the Bamasaaba Sisimukha Club.

The sports tournament places an emphasis on football and netball that will be played in a series of group knockout stages.

“This year, we plan to include new activities like bicycle riding, a marathon, bull riding and shortput and we are glad for the support of partners like Pilsner Lager for being part of this journey,” Koboi added.

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Kawempe S.S dominates Airtel Rising Stars Kampala Regional Tournament

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Last weekend, Airtel Uganda hosted the best youth football teams from Kampala district at Sendi grounds in Wankulukuku for the Airtel Rising Stars Kampala Regional tournament – the first regional tournament of the 2019 competitions.

The 3-day tournament, which had 16 boys’ and 8 girls’ teams, saw Kawempe Muslim SS dominate on both fronts with their boys team defeating 2018 winner Kampala Junior Team (KJT) 5-4 in penalty shoot-outs following a goal-less draw after 90 minutes.

The Kawempe Muslim SS girls’ team also defeated Uganda Martyrs 2 -1 in an exciting and nerve-wracking match watched by Honorable Nabilah Nagayi, the Kampala Woman MP, FUFA leadership led by 2nd Vice President Darius Mugoya and Airtel Uganda Brand and Strategy Manager Ms. Noela Byuma.

Following their victory, both Kawempe Muslim boys and girls teams walked away with a trophy, gold medals each and 1.5 million shillings each. Runners up KJT (boys) and Uganda Martyrs (girls) also took hom a trophy, silver medals for the players and 1 million shillings. Uganda Martyrs’ Kevin
Nakachwa was named girls MVP while Jeremiah Jabel from St. Mary’s took home the boys MVP accolade.

Commenting about this tournament, Airtel’s Noela Byuma congratulated the winners and encouraged all the other teams to continue training for their comeback in the 2020 tournament.

“The talent that we have seen over the past three days has been a clear indicator for the need to continue investing in grassroots talent development. These youth are skilled, passionate and determined and these are the values that Airtel Rising Stars aims to develop as they go on to pursue professional careers in football,” she noted.

Since 2011, the Airtel Rising Stars grassroots football tournament has given talented boys and girls between the ages of 13 and 17 an opportunity to compete against fellow youth from across the country with hopes of being scouted to join the local league, football clubs all over the world and the Uganda national team. Today, the Uganda national men and women football teams both consist of a number of players who took part in this tournament.

Kampala Region has named thirty boys (30) and 30 girls who will prepare for the Airtel Rising Stars National finals due in early September.

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