Record champions Villa officially unveil Emma Okwi

Record champions Villa officially unveil Emma Okwi

The move had been widely expected, and the player was unveiled by SC Villa on Sunday. “SC Villa have confirmed the signing of Emmanuel Okwi to further bolster their squad as the team prepares to do well in second roundd of the Uganda Premier League,” club president Ben Immanuel Misagga told TheUgandan.  The Cranes international had been courted […]

Zone V preps: Uganda teams fine tune for Egypt showdown

Zone V preps: Uganda teams fine tune for Egypt showdown

Uganda’s domestic basketball federation, Fuba this week named two hugely experienced men and women’s squads for the Afro-basket — Africa’s showpiece basketball championship whose qualifiers start in March. The teams that are training daily at YMCA Wandegeya under coaches, Nick Natuhereza (women) and Mandy Juruni (men) will be joined by a group of foreign-based players to […]

Burkinabe ready to beat Egypt in 2017 Afcon semis

Burkinabe ready to beat Egypt in 2017 Afcon semis

Uganda’s qualifying opponent Burkina Faso hopes to continue their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations dream by beating The Cranes’ finals group mate, Egypt today in the tournament’s first semi-final game. The Stallions beat Tunisia 2-0 in the quarter final stage, and now have a chance to better their best ever AFCOB performance, which came in […]

Kabange leaves Uganda for ‘riches’ in Rwanda

Kabange leaves Uganda for ‘riches’ in Rwanda

It is common knowledge that the Rwandan President Paul Kagame is a huge sports fan and has personally encouraged his country’s sporting institutions to become the best in the region. There are signs that Rwandan sport splurging over the best talents in the East African region is here to stay with Kami Kabange – twice […]

Irish High Court saves TVO Okwalinga from arrest

Irish High Court saves TVO Okwalinga from arrest

An Irish High Court judge has declined Lawyer Fred Muwema’s request to order Facebook to reveal the pseudonym Tom Voltaire Okwalinga, or TVO; says ‘TVO’s bodily integrity or life might be under threat’. According to NBS TV, the judge’s decision comes after he read an Amnesty International report on Uganda which highlighted ‘the arrest and […]

2017 Afcon: MPs donate cash to Uganda Cranes

2017 Afcon: MPs donate cash to Uganda Cranes

Members of Uganda’s parliament will donate a percentage of their January salary to help the Cranes at the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. The speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has directed the Clerk of Parliament to deduct a sum of UShs 500, 000 from the emoluments of each Member of Parliament as a contribution […]

Gabon opposition calls for Afcon boycott

Gabon opposition calls for Afcon boycott

Uganda hasn’t been to Africa’s showpiece football competition since 1978.  And as all finally came together,  opposition activists in Gabon have called for a boycott of the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) tournament which is due to kick off at the weekend. According to BBC Afrique, the activists are protesting at the outcome of August’s […]