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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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Bunyoro Amasaza Cup 2018 launched

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CNOOC's Cui Yujun presents a ball to the Omukama of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom Solomon Gafabusa

CNOOC’s Cui Yujun presents a ball to the Omukama of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom Solomon Gafabusa

CNOOC Uganda Limited, an oil and gas company, on Friday November 30th 2018 launched the 2018 Bunyoro Amasaza Cup. This marks seven years of the oil company’s support towards the tournament which attracts various counties in Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom.

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The month-long tournament which commenced on Friday will attract Seven districts in the Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom including Kiryandongo, Bulliisa, Hoima, Masindi and Kibaale, Hoima and Kikuube.

The opening match was graced by His Royal Majesty the King of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom; Dr. Solomon Gafabusa Iguru in Bullisa district.

“On behalf of the people of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom, I would like to thank the management of CNOOC Uganda for their continued contributions to this region. The Amasaza Cup tournament has continued to promote unity among the Banyoro and this has, in turn, further strengthened our kingdom cultures,” commented His Royal Majesty the King of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom; Dr. Solomon Gafabusa Iguru.

On his part, Mr. Cui Yujun, CNOOC Vice President in charge of engineering said, “When we began operations in Bunyoro, we made a conscious commitment to be part of all-round growth in our area of operation. And over the years, we have seen this commitment come to life through various local programs. Sponsoring the Bunyoro Amasaza Cup for the seventh year is a demonstration of CNOOC Uganda’s dedication to the growth of sport in this region.”

Hoima Municipality edged Kigorobya 1- 0 in the opening match that was held at Sir Tito Winyi.

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