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Messi ‘bitter’ as Colombia stun Argentina

Lionel Messi said his team was feeling bitter after Argentina lost their opening Copa America match 2-0 to Colombia despite dominating the second half. Goals from Roger Martinez and Duvan Zapata in the final 20 minutes gave Colombia their first tournament victory over Argentina in 20 years as Messi’s hopes of finally landing a major […]

Messi ‘bitter’ as Colombia stun Argentina

Lionel Messi said his team was feeling bitter after Argentina lost their opening Copa America match 2-0 to Colombia despite dominating the second half. Goals from Roger Martinez and Duvan Zapata in the final 20 minutes gave Colombia their first tournament victory over Argentina in 20 years as Messi’s hopes of finally landing a major […]

Ronaldo served with papers in US rape lawsuit

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has been served with court papers related to a rape lawsuit in the United States, according to documents filed by his lawyers on Friday. Five-time world player of the year Ronaldo is accused of rape by Kathryn Mayorga, who claims the Portuguese soccer star assaulted her in a Las Vegas hotel […]

Juventus move ends Sarri’s unhappy marriage with Chelsea

Maurizio Sarri is set to return to Italy to take the vacant managerial role at Juventus and bring the curtain down on a fretful one-year stay at Chelsea. Sarri met his targets by returning Chelsea to the Champions League via a third-placed finish in the Premier League and winning the Europa League, claiming his first […]

Brazil police question Neymar over alleged rape

Brazilian police questioned Neymar for five hours on Thursday over allegations he raped a woman he met through social media in a Paris hotel last month — charges he has denied. “The truth appears sooner or later,” the world’s most expensive footballer, who walked on crutches after injuring his right ankle in a pre-Copa America […]

Bilic appointed West Brom boss

Former Croatia and West Ham boss Slaven Bilic has been handed the task of leading West Brom back to the Premier League, the Championship side announced on Thursday. The Baggies have appointed Bilic on a two-year deal as the permanent successor to replace Darren Moore, who was controversially sacked in March with West Brom sitting […]

Premier League fixtures 2019-20: Season starts with Liverpool hosting Norwich

The 2019-20 Premier League season will start with Champions League winners Liverpool hosting promoted Norwich City on Friday, 9 August. Champions Manchester City will open the defence of their title the following day with a trip to West Ham. Aston Villa and Sheffield United, the other promoted teams, play Tottenham and Bournemouth respectively. For the […]

Semenya wins 200m race despite IAAF challenge

Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya got back on track after winning Tuesday’s Women 2,000m race in Montreuil, east of Paris, despite the ongoing legal fight with the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) in referance to its testosterone rules. The South African finished the race in 5 min 38.9 sec. faster than Ethiopia’s Hawi Feysa […]

Women World Cup: USA thrashes Thailand 13-0

Alex Morgan tied a World Cup record with five goals as the defending champion U.S. national team opened the Women’s World Cup with a record-breaking 13-0 rout of Thailand on Tuesday night in France. Samantha Mewis and Rose Lavelle each added a pair of goals for the United States, which broke the record for goals […]

Chess, paint ball shooting introduced in corporate games as NRMO makes debut

The 5th edition of the Corporate Games Uganda took place on Sunday, June 2nd-2019, at Mandela National Stadium in Namboole. The games keep on growing by the day and Sunday saw the introduction of two more sports. Chess and Paintball Shooting are the two sports that were added to the fold. On the same day, […]

Abdu Lumala makes the final cut as Desabre names Cranes final Afcon squad

Little known Abdu Lumala and a few other new faces have graced the Cranes final squad for the African Nations Cup finals that are due to kick off in Egypt On Tuesday Cranes French tactician, Sebastien Desabre named a few new and novice faces to the final 23 man squad that will fight for the […]

Uganda ladies triumph at Africa 5s

Team Uganda emerged the best at the inaugural edition of the ladies’ Africa Fives Soccer Championships played at the Uhuru Stadium in Dar es-Salaam, Tanzania over the weekend. The team sponsored by Nile Special comprising of players like Vanessa Karungi, Brenda Nabisaalu, Wilmer Nantumbwe, Sarah Namulindwa, Memory Nampijja and Brenda Makanga, defeated the Tanzania Invitational […]

Third edition of the 2019 Singleton Match Play Golf Championship completed

Sunday Sebaggala  The semi finals of 5th round of the third edition of 2019 Singleton match play golf championship was successfully completed over the weekend at the lake side par 71 Entebbe Golf Club course. A total of 142 (8 pros) golfers participated in the day long event played on a match play format. Among […]

Third edition of the 2019 Singleton Match Play Golf Championship completed

Sunday Sebaggala  The semi finals of 5th round of the third edition of 2019 Singleton match play golf championship was successfully completed over the weekend at the lake side par 71 Entebbe Golf Club course. A total of 142 (8 pros) golfers participated in the day long event played on a match play format. Among […]

KCCA FC holding out for close to five billion Uganda shillings for Okello and Kizza

Recently, KCCA FC’s wonder kids Allan Okello and Mustafa Kizza had the rare opportunity to prove themselves at the highest level any young African footbller can ever dream to play, Europe. Kizza went first, for trials with Spanish top division side Rayo Valladolid early last month and the youngster, we learnt, made an immediate impact […]

Abdul Lumala confident as National team countdowns to AFCON finals.

Uganda Cranes’ little known forward Abdul Lumala is confident as the national team countdowns to AFCON finals. It is exactly 14 days to the start of the AFCON 2019 finals in Egypt and 15 days to Uganda’s first game at the finals against D.R. Congo that is scheduled for the 22ndof June at the Cairo […]

Mourinho: Salah must win AFCON to make strong case for Ballon d’Or

Former Chelsea and Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has given a prescription on how Egypt international Mohamed Salah could compete for the coveted Ballon d’Or gong. The Portuguese manager who managed Salah during his stint at Chelsea, told Beinsports that the Egyptian could compete for the Ballon d’Or only if he manages to win the […]

Royal regatta boosted, Kabaka to grace final

The 2019 Masaza Royal Regatta final due at Nabugabo sand beach on 8th June 2019 has received a major boost towards the newly introduced treasure hunt. Pearls Seeds is the latest on that front with mobile phone handsets. “We have adhered to the Kabaka’s call and we have decided to boost this weekend’s game by […]

Spain police report indicates Reyes was driving at 136mph at time of accident

Police in Spain have come up with a report reffering to the death of former Arsenal and Spain star Jose Antonio Reyes and his cousin Jonathan who passed away in a fatal road accident on Saturday 30th May, they said Reyes was driving at more than 136mph (220kmph). Spain’s speed limit (75mph/120kmph) but it is […]

CAF President Ahmad Ahmad arrested in France over corruption

President of the Confederation Of African Football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad has been arrested at a hotel in Paris, Nile Post has learnt. Reports from Jeune Afrique,a French – language Pan African magazine in Paris, suggest that this is where the President has been staying to attend the 69th FIFA Congress. Ahmad was arrested on Thursday […]

Gianni Infantino re-elected as FIFA president for 2nd term

Giovanni Vincenzo “Gianni” Infantino has been re-elected un-opposed as Federation of International Football Federation (FIFA) for a four year term untill 2023. Infantino has served as president since he came into office in February 2016 to complete the term of former president Sepp Blatter, who is serving a six-year football ban after he was forced […]

Natuhereza’s UCU Canons tops first round of men’s national basketball league

UCU Canons beat Kampala University 81-49 in their final game of the first round of the men’s national basketball league played at the Lugogo indoor stadium. With a 10-01 record Nicolas Natuhereza’s Mukono based has ended the first round top of the 12 team pile with 21 points. UCU has only lost once this season […]

Natuhereza’s UCU Canons tops first round of men’s national basketball league

UCU Canons beat Kampala University 81-49 in their final game of the first round of the men’s national basketball league played at the Lugogo indoor stadium. With a 10-01 record Nicolas Natuhereza’s Mukono based has ended the first round top of the 12 team pile with 21 points. UCU has only lost once this season […]

CAF orders replay of Champions League final Esperance won “controversially”

The Confederation of African Football has ordered for a replay of this year’s Champions League final after Tunisian side Esperance won it controversially. In a final played a week ago, Wydad Cassablanca from Algeria complained that Video Assistant Referee technology wasn’t working after match officials claimed that there were some technical issues. The VAR screen […]