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Uganda Still second As Guinea Thrash Togo 4-1

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By James Robert Kayindi

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The mathematics of Group E has become more complicated than expected after Guinea chagrined Togo 4–1 at their own home ground in Lome in the second match of the Group E 2015 AFCON qualifier after Uganda had played Ghana.

Having learnt of the news that Uganda had overcome Ghana with a 1-0 win at Namboole stadium, thanks to the efforts of central defender Savio Kabugo, Guinea had no mercy for Togo when they paid them a visit in Lome, Togo.

Sylla Idrissa opened up the scoring account for the visitors in the 25th minute of the game before heroic Seydouba Soumah opened his goal bank to score a hat-trick against Togo. Tottenham Hotspurs’ Emmanuel Shey Adebayor converted from a penalty spot kick to give his side a consolation.

The hat-trick hero, Seydouba Soumah scored his first goal in the 40th minute to give Guinea a 2-0 lead by recess. In the 60th minute, the lad made his brace before closing his three goal thriller on the day 10 minutes later to walk away with the ball at full-time.

Despite the 1-0 loss at Namboole, Ghana still lead group E log with 8 points while Uganda are second at 7points as third placed Guinea. Togo where relegated from second to fourth in just a space of hours as they remained at 6points.

Uganda Cranes set off today early morning at around 6:30am to head to Morocco where they will play Guinea on Wednesday 19th November while the Black Stars of Ghana will be at home in Tamale to play against bedridden Togo on the last day of the 2015 AFOCN qualifiers. Guinea host their matches in Morocco due to Ebola threats back at home.

The FUFA CEO Edgar Watson is already in Morocco to welcome the Cranes as part of the advance team.

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Uganda Cranes Miss Training As Players Reported To be on a Sitdown Strike

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Information coming in from Egypt reveals a pending hitch as Uganda prepares for its Round of 16 match against Senegal.

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We’ve learned that the training scheduled for today did not happen as none of the players showed up.

Although no reason has been given for this, insiders in the camp reveal that it is more than we see.

“If you saw how Uganda Cranes played against Egypt, you should have seen that hidden anger. The players have been promised a lot but nothing has come through. Don’t get shocked when they lose to Senegal. It is a bomb waiting to explode in this camp. FUFA must come clean,” a source narrates.

As BigEye.ug efforts to reach FUFA were futile as none of the officials in Egypt is willing to comment on this aborted training.

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Kabushenga orders Vision Group Employees To Wear Cranes Jersey on Wednesday

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Uganda will be facing off with Zimbabwe in a crucial match that could seal our fate.

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If Uganda wins, it will automatically qualify for the next round of Afcon games.

Vision Group CEO, Robert Kabushenga has ordered all staff to show up in a full Cranes jersey. He has instituted punitive action for those who fail to comply.

We are just hoping this directive comes with a jersey allowance.

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UTB partners with FUFA to promote sports tourism

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UTB CEO, Lilly Ajarova signs the MoU with FUFA to promote sports tourism.

UTB CEO, Lilly Ajarova signs MoU with FUFA to promote sports tourism.

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Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has entered into a Ugx200m sponsorship agreement and partnership with the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) as the official tourism partner.

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The two institutions have signed a Memorandum of Understanding; which will see both parties work hand in hand to promote brand “destination Uganda” at both the domestic and international scene.

The partnership gives UTB rights to brand Destination Uganda at local and international games in which the Uganda Cranes are participating as well as work with the players in destination marketing campaigns.

Speaking at the press conference, UTB CEO, Lilly Ajarova said: “The Uganda Tourism Board is prioritizing the building of positive destination brand equity and brand value through creating high level brand awareness partnerships such as the one witnessed here today with FUFA.”

Football is the world’s greatest sport and viewed by billions of fans across the world. In Uganda, the Uganda Cranes is the greatest football brand- but more importantly the leading sporting ambassadors to the region and the world.

Ajarova noted, “We are most excited about how we can best brand our national team internationally and also use the FUFA DRUM to create awareness of Uganda’s tourist attractions as the games traverse the whole country. We believe this is an incredible opportunity to connect with local communities and football fans across the country and will enable us to reach out to more tourists both locally and internationally.”

FUFA 1st Vice President, Justus Mugisha in his remarks said that, “We are using the power of sports to position Uganda on a global scene. This initiative by FUFA and UTB will showcase how football can be used to promote destination Uganda. We are proud to be in partnership and we hope to continue building our nation through sports and tourism.”

He added, this is a big opportunity for us to not only support football but also enrich Ugandans with the knowledge about their own country.

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