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Sam Ssimbwa debarred over match fixing rumors

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By Robert K Circles

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Amidst preparations for the return of the second phase of the Azam Uganda Premier League, league leaders KCCA FC have debarred their assistant manager Omulangila Sam Ssimbwa over match fixing rumors.

According to an official statement released by the Kasasiro boy’s management on January 15, 2016, the club confirm that they are have been informed by various media sources of a recording that implicates Ssimbwa on the matter in question.

“Kampala Capital City Authority Football Club (KCCA FC) through various media outlets has been informed of a recording in which one of our coaches, Mr. Ssimbwa Bamweyana Sam allegedly utters certain statements regarding his personal conduct in the field of football,” reads part of the statement.

For a club that has just recently unveiled their second shirt sponsorship deal with Prime Media who now feature on the Yellow boys’ jersey along with pay TV StarTimes, integrity and transparency are some of the few things they can promise to their partners to ensure a continued partnership as stated in part of the statement.

“KCCA FC would like to state that as a club it stands for integrity and professionalism in the conduct of club affairs as well as in the development of the game in Uganda and does not in any manner wish to associate or condone any form of football misconduct.”

For that matter therefore, an investigation committee has been put in place while Ssimbwa takes a sit on the sidelines to ensure a smooth and transparent investigation on the matter whose findings must be produced by January 31st.

“To this end, the club executive has set up a committee to specifically investigate and make recommendations following its findings by 31st January 2016.”

Here is the full statement from the club;
“Kampala Capital City Authority Football Club (KCCA FC) through various media outlets has been informed of a recording in which one of our coaches, Mr. Ssimbwa Bamweyana Sam allegedly utters certain statements regarding his personal conduct in the field of football.
KCCA FC would like to state that as a club it stands for integrity and professionalism in the conduct of club affairs as well as in the development of the game in Uganda and does not in any manner wish to associate or condone any form of football misconduct.
The Management of the Club has therefore set up a committee to investigate the allegations and authenticity of the said recording and is committed to taking all appropriate action after the investigations are complete and findings made.
To this end, the club executive has set up a committee to specifically investigate and make recommendations following its findings by 31st January 2016.
In the meantime Mr. Ssimbwa Bamweyana Sam has been requested to step aside to pave way for the investigations.
KCCA FC would like to reassure all our partners and fans that the Club is committed to the growth and professionalization of the game of football through fair competition and transparency and will do everything possible to protect these principles as the core values of the Club.”

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Kabaka Run raises Ugx 494 million towards sickle cell awareness

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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.

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Race for new Singleton golf Challenge champion intensifies as quarter-finals get underway

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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.

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Bebe Cool’s Prophecy about Barcelona Comes True as They Fail to Qualify

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Bebe Cool could be Prophet Mbonye’s newest competitor.

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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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