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De Bruyne out of Manchester derby

Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne has been ruled out of Wednesday’s Manchester derby at Old Trafford by manager Pep Guardiola. The Belgium midfielder suffered the latest of several injuries this season when he was forced off in the champions’ Premier League win at home to Tottenham on Saturday. “It is a muscular problem,” Guardiola told […]

FC Bayern opens 1st African soccer school in Ethiopia

German champion football club Bayern Munich has signed an agreement to open its first soccer school in Africa, locating it in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. FC Bayern Munich told VOA’s Horn of Africa Service that it is inspired by the young football players and fans in Ethiopia, which is ranked 150th worldwide, according to the international […]

KCCA FC beat Express to move to a point away from 13th league title

Only a miracle can now stop Kampala Capital City Authority Football Club(KCCA FC) from being crowned this year’s StarTimes Uganda Premier League champions after beating Express at home on Saturday afternoon. The visitors opened the score when defender John Revita converted a spot kick after Disan Galiwango went down easily and the centre referee mistook […]

Tropical Bank bankrolls 2019 UMEA Muslim Solidarity Games

BY Paul Mayambala Tropical Bank Uganda Limited has bankrolled the 2019 UMEA Muslim Solidarity Games with a financial support UGX 6.8 M (Six Million Eight Hundred and forty Thousand shillings) only. The cheque was officially handed over to the UMEA Sports organising committee chairman Hajji Twahil Kiteezaala. Dr. Sulaiman Lujja, the Manager Islamic banking at […]

URA impose heavy tax on non-poisonous Vipers to further dent their title hope

It was a bad Friday for defending champions Vipers Sports Cub as tax collectors Uganda Revenue Authority took chance of Jesus’ crucifixion to do the same to the Kitende based team in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League. Skipper Shafik Kagimu and eventual man of the match, Victor Kilama were the heroes for the day on […]

Rugby: Floodlights winner to bag Sh3.2m

By Julius Senyimba All is set for the Allstar Floodlights rugby games at Kyadondo Rugby Club this Good Friday. Lights are up and camera are in position with action the only remaining piece to complete the puzzle. As you read this, teams captains have already handed in their lineups to battle for the 3.2M cash […]

No Ancelotti miracle as Napoli end season empty handed

Out of Europe and without a trophy, Carlo Ancelotti’s first season at Napoli has fallen short of expectations. Alexandre Lacazette’s superb curling 36th-minute free-kick from 25 metres out crushed the dream, throwing the Stadio San Paolo into despair. Napoli never gave the impression of a fightback with Unai Emery’s Arsenal easing through 1-0 on the […]

Ivan Asaba man of the match as Uganda thumps Tanzania 3-0 in U-17 AFCON

Ivan Asaba man of the match as Uganda registers first victory at the U-17 Africa Cup of Nations in a thrilling 3-0 win over hosts Tanzania. On Wednesday 17th April, Ivan Asaba shone as the Uganda Cubs thumped Tanzania’s Serengeti Boys 3-0 to lessen the hosts’ chances of qualifying to the FIFA World cup slated […]

Pep Guardiola’s Euro woes with Manchester City

Pep Guardiola suffered another dose of Champions League misery with Manchester City on Wednesday as his side were knocked out by Tottenham on away goals after a sensational quarter-final second leg at the Etihad Stadium. Guardiola has failed to reach the Champions League semi-finals in any of his three seasons as City manager, extending his […]

SC Villa’s relegation battle, a tale of pressing the self destruct button

As the Startimes Uganda premier league reaches the penultimate stage, many fans and football lovers are pondering who will take home the holy grail of Ugandan football, just as many or even more wonder which three teams will lie below the red line at the end. League debutants Paidha Black Angels are already relegated leaving […]

Expect no mercy –Maxime tells Kenya

By Johnson Were Easter Sunday in Busiika FIM Central Africa Motocross Championship Entry fee sh10, 000 Ordinary Sh20, 000= VIP National motocross team captain Maxime van pee has promised Kenya agood beating in the first round of the FIM Central Africa Motocross Championship (FIM CAC) on Easter Sunday in Busiika Luwero district. Maxime said that […]

Beach soccer derby in bloody end

By Julius Senyimba Uganda sports has had bloody derbies over years and Sunday witnessed yet another. Nkumba University’s 4-2 victory over rivals Isabet at Lido beach in Entebbe had two red cards in an emotional duel which eventually turned physical. As the game went on the wire, frustration consumed both camps and a brawl between […]

Beach soccer derby in bloody end

By Julius Senyimba Uganda sports has had bloody derbies over years and Sunday witnessed yet another. Nkumba University’s 4-2 victory over rivals Isabet at Lido beach in Entebbe had two red cards in an emotional duel which eventually turned physical. As the game went on the wire, frustration consumed both camps and a brawl between […]

She Cranes thrown out of Indoor Arena

By Julius Senyimba With two months left to the 2019 Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England, She Cranes would be key priority when it comes to accessing the Lugogo Indoor Stadium. However, the caretakers of the only national indoor facility, National Council of Sports are between a hard place and a rock as they received […]

Solskjaer draws upon spirit of 99 for another Camp Nou miracle

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer completed Manchester United’s most famous comeback at Camp Nou in 1999 and he will try to oversee another there on Tuesday when his team take on Barcelona. Solskjaer’s 93rd-minute winner 20 years ago lives on in United folklore as United came from 1-0 down to beat Bayern Munich 2-1 and win the […]

Golf: Kisande wins third round of 2019 Singleton Match Play

SUNDAY SSEBAGGALA Kasese based golfer Habib Kisande, playing off handicap 6 was the overall winner of the third round of the 2019 Singleton match play golf championship at the lake side Entebbe Golf Club course over the weekend. Kisande scored 35 points to win the top honours ahead of Stephen Krisch (34 points). A total […]

Onyango too good as Mamelodi, Mazembe storm Caf champions League semis

Joseph Ochaya’s TP Mazembe stormed this year’s Caf Champions League semifinals in style after edging Tanzanian giants Simba Sports Club in a quarterfinal game played on Saturday in Lubumbashi. Emmanuel Okwi put the visitors into the lead only two minutes after kick off but this was not enough to counter the Congolese giants who were […]

AFCON 2019: Uganda pitted against hosts Egypt, DRC in group A

Uganda has been drawn against hosts Egypt in group A of the 2019 Total Africa Cup of Nations set for June. The draws held at the Giza city overlooking the pyramids on Friday evening also saw Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe put in the same group with Uganda. Egypt are the most successful national […]

Five Africa Cup of Nations facts

Five Africa Cup of Nations facts after draw for 2019 tournament was made in Cairo Friday: — Egypt will be hosts for a record fifth time. They previously staged the Cup of Nations in 1959, 1974, 1986 and 2006, winning three of those four tournaments and finishing third in the other. — Only three countries, […]

Herrera uncertainty could be contributing to injury troubles, says Solskjaer

Ander Herrera’s lack of certainty over his future may have contributed to his ongoing injury problems, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Friday. The midfielder has managed just 134 minutes of football since suffering a hamstring problem during the 0-0 draw against Liverpool on February 24. Herrera came back for two matches – […]

Kirinya FC find Juju in dressing room

By Julius Senyimba For the first time, Jinja derby produced a winner on Wednesday in a StarTimes Uganda Premier League encounter played at a fully packed FUFA Technical Center, Njeru. Bul FC’s Richard Wandyaka header was the difference following five consecutive draws as Kirinya JSS fans and players left the venue with a number of […]

Court gives FUFA deadline to file defence

By Julius Senyimba The same dynamics that create friendship chemistry in the first place can be part of the reason that close friends turn into enemies. And in the case of FUFA boss Moses Magogo and former SC Villa boss now with Nyamityobora FC Ben Misagga, it is money and power. The two bitterly partied […]

Pogba says Man Utd can hurt Barcelona in the Camp Nou

Paul Pogba says Manchester United can hurt Barcelona at the Camp Nou as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side plot another unlikely Champions League comeback following their 1-0 home defeat. Luke Shaw’s own goal from a Luis Suarez header was the difference in Wednesday’s first leg of the quarter-final at Old Trafford, where United failed to muster […]

Diego Costa handed eight-match ban, misses rest of season

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa will miss the rest of the season after being handed an eight-match suspension by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Thursday. Costa was sent off in the first half of Atletico’s 2-0 defeat to Barcelona on Saturday for directing a crude insult towards referee Gil Manzano. Manzano also reported that Costa […]

Paidha Black Angels crash out of league, architects of their own downfall

When they were given the green light to host games at the Bar Okoro stadium by the Federation of Uganda Football Association FUFA, many believed Paidha Black Angels now had their own their fortress where they would collect maximum points to survive relegation. By then the Zombo team was bottom of the league table with […]