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Savio Kabugo Was The Hero As Uganda Beat Ghana At Namboole

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Savio Kabugo

By James Robert Kayindi

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Uganda’s chances to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations were brightened yesterday with a historical and heroic 1-0 win over group leaders  Ghana in the 2015 AFCON qualifiers at the Nelson Mandela Stadium, Namboole.

Central defender Savio Kabugo of Sports Club Victoria University (SCVU) was the hero of the day after he headed home in the 8th minute to give Uganda Cranes an early first half lead of the game which eventually turned out to be the last stroke that broke the “Black Stars’” back at Namboole Stadium.

Kabugo headed from Mike Sserumaga’s corner when he surged above all defenders to hit the back of the net as he restored back the Uganda Cranes to their home winning ways after Togo put a stop to its 10-year home unbeaten record last month on the 11th of October 2014. Midfielder Mike Sserumaga was making a return to the national team after two years of not being summoned for national duty.

The make or break clash between Uganda and Ghana saw head Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic include half-fit AS Vita striker Yunus Sentamu in his starting lineup before he limped off the pitch to be replaced by Gor Mahia’s ‘Muzei’ Daniel Sserunkuma.

Later Geofrey ‘Baba’ Kizito was brought on in the 65th minute for Mike Sserumaga and lastly URA striker Robert Ssentogo came on for Portugal based William Luwagga Kizito.

Celtic’s Mubarak Wakaso came on for player maker Andre Ayew who plays for Marseille. T.P Mazembe’s Solomon Asante then come on for Afriyie Acquah before David Accam who plays for Sweden’s Helsenborg F.C came on for Everton’s Christian Astu; those were the changes made by Ghana’s care taker coach, Maxwell Konadu.

TEAM LINE UPS:

Cranes XI:

Denis Onyango (GK), Isaac Isinde, Brian Majwega, Andrew Mwesigwa (c), Savio Kabugo, Tonny Mawejje, Mike Sserumaga, Farouk Miya, William Luwagga Kizito, Geoffrey Massa and Yunus Sentamu

Substitutes: Robert Odongkara (GK), Geoffrey ‘Baba’ Kizito, Daniel Sserunkuma, Habib Kavuma, Martin Kizza and Moses Oloya.

GHANA XI: Razak Braimah, Harrison Afful, Baba Rahman,John Boye, Jonathan Mensah Rabiu Mohammed Christian Atsu, Afriyie Acquah, Majeed Waris Agyemang Badu, Andre Ayew

Email Robert: Robert.k.circles@gma­il.com

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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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