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Former Cranes Skipper Obua appointed as Maroons assistant coach

Former Uganda Cranes Skipper David Obua has been confirmed as the new assistant coach at Maroons Foot ball Club. After months of negotiation between Obua and the Maroons hierarchy a deal was reached by the pair on Monday. Obua’s role at the club will be will deputise well versed and experienced coach George ‘Best’ Nsimbe who has been head coach at KCCA, Vipers SC and Azam FC before his Job at Maroons. The pair will work together for the 2018/19 season with hopes that they can keep the club in the Uganda Premier League side for a second season in succession Coach Nsimbe has described Obua’s addition to the technical team as very imperative.

France on top of FIFA’s new formula and latest rankings

FIFA have released the The first set of rankings released under Fifa’s new formula that “relies on adding/subtracting points won or lost for a game to/from the previous point totals rather than averaging game points over a given time period”.The latest world rankings has lots of movement. France on top of the world. Didier Deschamps’ team who claimed their country’s second world title in Moscow last month and move up six places to the top of the pile. Germany have been hit hard by this – the deposed world champions toppling from first to 15th after their group-stage exit at Russia 2018, while Lionel Messi and Argentina also drop out of the top 10 with a fall of six places …

Chelsea complete world-record signing of Kepa as Courtois joins Real Madrid

Chelsea have signed Kepa Arrizabalaga from Athletic Bilbao for £71m – the highest fee ever paid for a goalkeeper, and a club record transfer. Kepa, 23, arrives at Stamford Bridge after a release clause in his contract was met, with the deal surpassing Alisson’s £66.8m move to Liverpool. Kepa is second choice for Spain behind Manchester United’s David de Gea. He has spent the past two seasons in Athletic’s first team, making 53 La Liga appearances, and has one international cap. He has signed a seven-year contract at the club and replaces Thibaut Courtois,  joins Real Madrid for £35million on a six-year deal. Courtois will complete his medical today and be presented at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium before attending a press conference. Courtois …

Arsenal’s Majority shareholder Kroenke makes cash offer to buy out competitor and fully own club

Stan Kroenke has made a cash offer to buy Arsenal in a deal that values the club at £1.8billion. The American billionaire, who already owns 67 per cent of the Premier League club through Kroenke Sports Enterprise (KSE) UK, wants to buy the remainder of the shares after securing the backing of minority owner Alisher Usmanov. Usmanov, who has tried to buy out Kroenke’s majority stake in the past, will receive £550million for his 30 per cent stake based on the share price of £29,419.64. Usmanov, who doesn’t have a seat on the club’s board despite being the second biggest shareholder, made a £1bn offer to buy out Kroenke in May last year but was rejected. Back in October, KSE offered around …

Vipers unveil Mexican as Da-Costa’s Replacement

Barely a month after Portuguese tactician Miguel da Costa was sacked as Vipers SC head coach, The Uganda Premier League champions have unveiled Mexican Javier Martinez as Da-Costa’s Replacement. At a press conference in Kitende earlier on today, the reigning Uganda Premier League champions introduced Mexican, Javier Martinez Espinosa as the man to take charge at Vipers SC starting immediately and into the next season. Martinez has signed a two year renewable contract that will see him in Kitende based football club until the close of the 2019/20 season and makes him the 3rd foreign coach to manage Vipers after Da Costa and Nigerian Ambrose Chukuma. Martinez has managed the U-17 team of Cruz Azul Fútbol Club, a top division side …