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Team-By-Team FUFA Super League Guide



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The 2013/2014 FUFA Super League kicked off August 20th, and MTNFootball.com brings you a guide ahead of explosive action between the 16 teams.

BIDCO FC: They will be another team to watch as they hope to improve on their 7th place finish last season. But their coach Kefa Kisala, also the national team second assistant coach, says his striking line remains his biggest head-ache as they start the season. Although they have a disciplined back-line, the Kakindu-based team, which boosts of a big sponsor Bidco Limited, must strive to get regular scorers.

Prediction: They are capable of finishing in the top nine, just outside the top five.

BRIGHT STARS FC:  The newly promoted side will not find the going that easy in top flight football. But the signing of former national team midfielder and professional Livingstone as the new coach could bring surprises. The team has also acquired the services of ex-Cranes left back Abubakar Tabula, who will team up with Jamil Kyambadde, another former national team star.  However, they will have lots to learn in top flight football as majority of their squad in not very exposed.

Prediction: They will most likely finish above 10th place.

CRO FC: The going will certainly not be that easy for another newly promoted side.

But signing former KCCA FC coach Matia Lule could just help them on the way round to avoid slipping back to the lower Division.

Prediction: They will finish outside the top ten.

ENTEBBE FC:  With the departure of seasoned coach Frank ‘Video’ Anyau, the Entebbe town-based team, who were ‘giant killers’ last season, might not find the going easy this time. They will definitely struggle to attain the sixth place finish they managed last season. The team has brought on board former Uganda Cranes midfielder James Odoch as the new coach.

Prediction: They will most likely finish slightly below 10th place.

EXPRESS FC: The former league champions, who only managed an 11thplace finish last season, should perform better this season.  After signing former Entebbe FC coach Frank ‘Video’ Anyau, the experienced tactician should be able to turn the team around. Led by skipper Willy Kavuma, the youthful team should perform better this season.

Prediction: They will likely finish in the top five places.

KCCA FC: They have what it takes to retain the league trophy. Under head coach George Nsimbe they have started the season in style by winning the Uganda Super Cup and have vowed to perform well as they prepare for the CAF Orange Champions League next year. With the likes of Brian Majwega, new signing Steven Bengo, Richard Malinga and last season’s top scorer Herman Wasswa, the KCCA FC side is the team that has what it takes to retain the trophy.

Prediction: They have the capacity to finish top.

KIRA YOUNG: Under the watchful eyes of former Cranes skipper George Ssemogerere, the Kira-based team, who finished eighth in their first season in top flight football, have what it takes to perform even better. But Ssemogerere says he is targeting the top four positions.

Prediction: They will be good for eighth position.

MASAKA LC FC: The Masaka town-based team has over the years made good use of their home ground, but will have to improve on their attack as scoring is still their biggest problem. They finished ninth last season and Coach Badru Ssenkayi predicts this is the season they will prove a point to those who doubt them.

Prediction: They could find themselves beyond 10th place as the season promises to be more competitive.

PROLINE FC: Under the watchful eyes of former Cranes star Steven Bogere, the youthful side could find the season even tougher after they traded some of their seasoned players to other teams. The team has also been depleted after Patrick Edema and Razak Apollo left for trials in Portugal over a month ago. But their coach Bogere has promised they will be out to be among the top five this time. They finished in 10th place last season.

Prediction: They are good for seventh place.

POLICE FC: They were lucky to survive relegation last season as the last three matches of the season guaranteed their stay in top flight football. Handled by one of East Africa’s most decorated coaches, Sam Timbe, the team which belongs to the Police Force is expected to perform better than the 12th place finish last season.

Prediction: They could as well maintain a 12th place finish.

SC VICTORIA UNIVERSITY: This team has hunger to win and this was showed by their victory in the Kakungulu Cup, which they won in their first season in top flight football. With talented Cranes players like Dennis Iguma, Savio Kabugo and ex-professional based in Serbia, Nestory Kizito, they have what it takes to challenge for the trophy. Coach Alex Isabirye says after finishing fifth last season, he now wants the trophy.

Prediction: They are good for second or third position.

SC VILLA: The former giants, who have won more trophies in Ugandan football than any other team, have promised to show how strong they are this season. They could spring a surprise with a coach from Europe. But after the departure of star player Steven Bengo, the likes of Ronald Muganga will be over stretched to carry the team forward.

Prediction: They might finish fifth this time.

SIMBA FC: After surviving relegation last season, the army side has promised to be a hard nut to crack in the new season. Coach Fred Kajoba said they are challenging for the first six places this season.

Prediction: They are good for eighth place.

SOANA FC: The new team in top flight football will not find it easy as they have to depend on players who have not been well exposed. They are surely going to work hard to remain in top flight football. The likes of Mike Kalungi and Siraje Turyamuhebwa, who helped them to qualify for the Super League, are expected guide the team in search for goals.

Prediction: They are good for 15th place.

URA FC:  After finishing second last season, the URA FC side has what it takes to win the trophy. They managed to reach the semifinals of the 2013 Cecafa Kagame Cup in Sudan and also performed well in pre-season matches in Tanzania. The team has also signed Cranes striker Frank Kalanda from Express FC and he should bring about a difference.

Prediction: They are good for first or second place.

VIPERS FC: Under Nigerian-born coach Duru Chukuma, Vipers FC have all it takes to challenge for the top two positions. However, they also have to learn to be clinical in-front of goal.

Prediction: They could maintain third position.

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MTN Uganda, Sanyuka TV begin search for next big soccer commentator



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The MTN CMO, Sen Somdev (2L) with Sanyuka TV officials at the launch of the partnership early this year.

The MTN CMO, Sen Somdev (2L) with Sanyuka TV officials at the launch of the partnership early this year.

By Our Reporter 

MTN Uganda, the official broadcast partner of the Startimes Uganda Premier league (SUPL) has launched a campaign aimed at identifying the  next big Ugandan soccer commentator.

The campaign that is a partnership with the leading local Sports broadcasting TV station Sanyuka TV is seeking to identify an all-round sports commentator who can do side pitch analysis, interviews, game analysis and commentary.

Dubbed “Samba Ne MTN”, the campaign started with a soccer quiz and now seeking for a talented commentator under the Samba ne MTN – Tabira Owangule sub-theme.

The lucky winner will walk away with a one-year contract from Sanyuka TV to do commentary on the SUPL 202-21 soccer season, alongside other goodies from the telecom giant such as a cash and monthly data, among others.

“MTN Uganda is passionate about Ugandan sports. There is so much talent in this country that we seek to tap into, but the talent isn’t just limited to playing. There are several other aspects of sports. And that is why we are extending our support to finding the right people to commentate about the game. That’s all part of our drive to re-kindle the love for the game that Ugandans once had,” said Somdev Sen, Chief Marketing Officer MTN Uganda.

Recruitment of participants was done on social media. Interested persons were required to submit a two-minute video of them doing commentary of Ugandan football and share for nomination.

The contestant will be evaluated by panel of 3 judges in the one-month challenge. If a contestant gets 2 “YES’” from the judges, he qualifies to join the next stage of the contest. The 1-hour contest will have 3 segments; side pitch analysis, studio analysis and live game Commentary.

Next Media Head of Strategy Joe Kigozi said that even if the league is currently off because of COVID 19, it is important to keep the fans engaged for when the season kicks off.

The challenge will be broadcast on Sanyuka TV on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday every week from 4pm – 5pm starting this week for the next 4 weeks.

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2020 Rotary Cancer Run to be held virtually



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Workout Session during the 2020 Rotary Cancer Run Launch

By Our Reporter

The Rotary Cancer Run will be held virtually this year, the organisers have announced.

The announcement was made during a press briefing held at Hotel Africana on Tuesday where the organisers explained that this year’s run can not be held in a traditional way as a result of the limitations and restrictions put in place by government to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year, individuals will hence participate in the run from their homes while following the proceedings online via the Uganda Rotary Cancer Programme website ​​and official Rotary Cancer Run ​Facebook Page come Sunday August 30th, 2020.

“Technology gives us options to participate from anywhere in the world. Like we have seen with meetings, we can all take part in this year’s Rotary Cancer Run by running, walking or simply doing exercise at home or in our neighborhoods,” Past District Governor Stephen Mwanje who is also Chair of the Uganda Rotary Cancer Programme said.

He further noted that therefore there will be no kits for participants this year, instead there will be face masks which individuals can purchase to identify with the cause. The masks are going for Ugx 10K.

“I encourage all of you to wear your previous Rotary Cancer Run vest on that day and take a photo or video and share on your social media platforms with the hashtag #RotaryCancerRun2020,” Mwanje added.

Rotary District Governor for Uganda and Tanzania, Rosetti Nabbumba Nayenga said that Rotary is this year involved in Food and Nutrition campaign to promote healthy living and appealed to the public to exercise, eat healthy, and go for regular medical check ups.

“This Rotary year, we are focusing on Food and Nutrition (FAN) as a key objective. Health experts tell us that if we eat healthy and exercise we can avoid cancer. I appeal to all Rotarians and Ugandans at large to practice healthy living, which is one of the ways to fight cancer,” she said.

She added that the Rotary Cancer Run this year comes at a challenging time when COVID-19 is wrecking havoc. “We continue to appeal to people to do everything they can to avoid contracting this disease as well as spreading it. At the same time, we should not forget that cancer still exists and kills many people,” she said.

Speaking at the launch, Fabian Kasi, the MD Centenary Bank said that, “The work on eradicating cancer, building awareness, palliative care still needs all our support. We haven’t yet raised enough money as part of this campaign to build the Bunker at Nsambya hospital. The linear accelerator machines are not yet here too. We therefore still need all your contribution and support. So, even if this year there are no vests to buy, please donate as you can to this cause.”

He remarked that, “Our support to the Rotary Cancer Run and other programs has been on for 9 years now, and I believe through collaborative efforts, we can impact the lives of those in the communities where we operate as individuals and businesses,” adding that, “This year, we have set aside Ugx 100 million as our contribution to this agenda.”

2020 Rotary Cancer Run Launch Dummy Cheque Handover

“On top of this, we have made provision for both customers and non-customers to remit their Cancer Run payments and donations through our Centemobile platform and over 4,000 CenteAgents country-wide. We shall also be part of other cancer awareness campaigns planned for this year.” He concluded.

The Rotary Cancer Run is an annual event organized since 2012 by Rotarians to bridge the gap in the fight against the Cancer scourge.

Since it’s initiation, the Rotary Cancer Run has attracted over 50,000 participants annually from Uganda, and the diaspora who have supported either through direct donations, charity drives, or by attending the run to raise funds to set up facilities for Cancer treatment in Uganda, a sign of their commitment to fighting the Cancer scourge in the country.

To date, the fight against cancer has raised more than Shs3 billion, part of which has been used to build the Rotary-Centenary Bank Cancer Centre in Nsambya hospital and the Rotary Blood Bank in Mengo Hospital. Both are operational.

The proceeds from this year’s run will go towards the construction of the bunkers at Nsambya Hospital.

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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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