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Singleton Match Play Golf Challenge 3rd edition launched

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Edwin Tumusiime, the Entebbe Golf Club captain addresses media during a press briefing held at the Kampala Serena Hotel on Tuesday morning. Looking on is the Annette Nakiyaga, UBL’s Head of Luxury Portfolio.

Edwin Tumusiime, the Entebbe Golf Club captain addresses media during a press briefing held at the Kampala Serena Hotel on Tuesday morning. Looking on is Annette Nakiyaga, UBL’s Head of Luxury Portfolio.

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The Singleton Match Play Golf Challenge is back in its third season this weekend following a successful 2018 edition which ended with the first-ever ladies’ pair of Sheila Kesiime and Peace Kabasweka winning the ultimate prize.

The third edition of the country’s premier golf experience will commence this Saturday, January 12 at its famed home; the Entebbe Club, which boasts of East Africa’s oldest course.

Action tees off with a qualifying round, and will run for seven consecutive months, played on four ball better ball format, with a lower net score winning the hole.

“It’s going to be yet another exciting year at the Singleton Challenge. We have already had two seasons of amazing golf at this tournament and once again in true Singleton fashion, we are going to energise and elevate all the senses together for the next seven months, on the green and at the 19th hole,” said Annette Nakiyaga, UBL’s Head of Luxury Portfolio.

Each pair will be required to take part in the qualifying round which will be played on a medal basis, with the best 60 pairs’ joining the defending champions and another three pairs (wild cards) picked by the sponsor(s) making the final 64 pairs from the qualifying round. The championship will be played over a stipulated round not exceeding 18 holes. The tournament will also be played on February 16 (round one), March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, and the grand finale on July 13, 2019.

The winning team this year will get a fully paid golfing trip to watch the OMEGA Dubai Desert Classic in January 2020. This is the biggest golfing classic aimed at developing professional and casual golf. It has featured golfers such as Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and Henrik Stenson, in the recent past.

There will also be business class return air tickets for the first and second runner-up pairs, as well as the winners of the subsidiary events in both the men’s and ladies’ categories. Other prizes include monthly subscription packages on DStv, golf accessories and HTC goodies.

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Uganda Cup returns with increase in prize money

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Sonia Karamagi, Stanbic Bank’s Senior Marketing Manager (2nd Left), FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo (2nd Right), Rogers Mulindwa, FUFA Head of Marketing and Communications (1st Left) and Nalule Aisha, FUFA Head of Competitions (1st Right) announce the 2018-2019 Stanbic Uganda Cup tournament at a press briefing held at Kampala Serena Hotel.

Sonia Karamagi, Stanbic Bank’s Senior Marketing Manager (2nd Left), FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo (2nd Right), Rogers Mulindwa, FUFA Head of Marketing and Communications (1st Left) and Nalule Aisha, FUFA Head of Competitions (1st Right) announce the 2018-2019 Stanbic Uganda Cup tournament at a press briefing held at Kampala Serena Hotel.

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Uganda’s biggest knock out football competition, the ‘Stanbic Uganda Cup’ is back bigger and better with an increase in prize money for participating teams and exciting rewards for football fans.

The prize money has been increased from UGX 90 million to UGX 120 million with the winning team walking away with UGX 40 million, the Runner Up UGX 20 million, the semi-finalists UGX 10 million each, the quarter finalists UGX 5 million each and the teams that finish in the Round of 16 will each get UGX 2.5 million.

Speaking at the launch of the new season, Daniel Ogong, Stanbic bank’s Head of Marketing & Communications said that Stanbic Bank is committed to supporting and driving growth in the communities in which it operates.

“Sports the world over is not just a recreational activity, it contributes to economic development through job creation, skills development, infrastructural investments and business growth. This is why Stanbic is partnering with FUFA to grow football through the Stanbic Uganda Cup and we look forward to an exciting and competitive season,” Ogong said.

FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo welcomed the development saying it will help grow football in the country. “We are excited to continue our partnership with Stanbic Bank in growing football across the country. The Stanbic Uganda Cup is the biggest sports competition in the country involving over 175 teams and 3,150 players from the first division to the fifth division as well as non-league teams. The competition has been played since 1971 with the winner representing Uganda in the CAF Confederations Cup. It is a tournament with a very rich history and we thank Stanbic for their sponsorship which is helping to revive football across the country,” Eng. Magogo said.

The 2018/2019 season resumed on December 1, with pre-qualifier games taking place across the country in all the eight football regions.

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Uganda defeats Malawi in under-16 tie

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Uganda’s, Derrick Kaija (left), has his eyes glued to the ball, as Standwell Kamanga, from Malawi, attacks.

Uganda’s, Derrick Kaija (left), has his eyes glued to the ball, as Standwell Kamanga, from Malawi, attacks.

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Uganda posted a 2-1 win over Malawi in the boys COPA Coca-Cola Under-16 tie at the Nakuru High School in Nakuru, Kenya on Monday.

Peterson Nyamwara scored first for Malawi but Uganda replied through late goals from Thoma Kakaire and Zuraba Ronnie. Kakaire also captained Uganda and was impressive throughout this match.

“The game was good because my players played well against a solid opponent. We had a setback in the second period when we conceded but I am super happy with the response,” said Uganda coach Simon Peter.

Lemani Estone and Chimwande Katume also stood out for Malawi in midfield and were unlucky to be on the losing side.

Completely against the run of play, Nyamwera skipped past two challenges and slotted in the opening goal before Kakaire responded with a penalty on the hour mark.

“I can say I’m satisfied with how my players played because the idea here is to identify and nurture talents,” added Malawi coach Patrick Rwanda.

Ronnie, a defender, won it for Uganda in the 64th minute with a deflected strike.

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Sports Journalists Choice Awards 2018: Here’s the list of winners

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Sports Journalists Choice Awards 2018

Winners pose with their accolades for a group photo.

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Now in their third edition, the Sports Journalists Choice Awards honoured the best performing sports journalists in the land with an awards ceremony held at Route 256, Lugogo on Tuesday evening.

At the ceremony, NBS and Daily Monitor journalist Darren Kyeyune was crowned Sports Journalist of the Year. Kyeyune also scooped the accolade for Social Media Sports Journalist of the Year.

The awards are organised every year in a bid to celebrate, and recognise the most outstanding sports journalists in print, photography, digital, Television, and radio throughout the country.

The Guinness-sponsored ceremony was graced by sports lovers, journalists, sports administrators and  corporates.

Speaking to guests, Leon Sennyange, the organiser of the awards congratulated all nominees for making the cut and thanked the different sponsors for getting on board. “We are still in our infant stage and are excited to go on this journey with sports journalists and our sponsors,” he said.

Here is the winners’ list;

Young Sports Journalist of the Year – Makhum Muziransa (Daily Monitor)

Sports Social Media Journalist of the Year – Allan Darren Kyeyune (Daily Monitor & NBS TV)

Sports News Report of the Year – Amon Ngabo (UBC)

Breakthrough Journalist of the Year – Rose Nakyeyune (Top TV)

Regional Sports Journalist of the Year – Javier S. Omagor(Step Radio – Mbale)

Sports Website of the year – Kawowo Sports

Sports Photograph of the Year Award – Fred Kiseka (New Vision)

Sport Feature of the year – Abdul N. Semugabi (Daily Monitor)

Female Sports Journalist of the Year – Grace Mbabazi (NBS TV)

Sports Journalist of the Year – Allan Darren Kyeyune (Daily Monitor & NBS TV)

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