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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 …

Uganda defeats Tunisia in world cup qualifier game

  Ritah kemigisa. The Uganda Rugby cranes beat the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia for their first win this year on Saturday at the Kyadondo Rugby grounds and briefly climbed to third, a position originally occupied by Tunisia. Uganda ran in 9 tries in total, converted 8 and added two penalties against Tunisia’s two tries and converted only one. Uganda’s tries came through fullback Phillip Wokorach with a hat-trick, Michael Wokorach, Solomon Okia, Robert Masendi, Asuman Mugerwa the skipper with a brace and Ian Munyani. Phillip Wokroach was voted man of the match following his hat-trick, two penalties and eight conversions bringing his points tally to 37 points. Uganda’s next game will be against Morocco on 11th August for the second …

ManUnited, the most valuable foot ball club and 2nd most valuable sports team on the planet

Manchester United have been listed as the second most valuable sports team on the planet on the  Forbes list of most valuable sports clubs of 2018. The Premier League club are worth an incredible £3.16 billion according to the magazine, coming in ahead of rivals such as Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Manchester City. United failed to lift a single trophy last season, finishing a distant 19 points behind neighbors City in the league, but the top brass at the club can be content in the knowledge that their brand is still thriving. La Liga giants Real Madrid and Barcelona are third and fourth and valued at £3.13bn and £3.11bn respectively. Bayern Munich are the only other football team outside the Premier League to make the …

Vipers Head Coach Miguel Da Costa Fired

By Sam Ssebuliba. Miguel Da Costa who has been head coach at Vipers soccer club for two years has been sacked by his bosses at the Kitende based side. In his first season, he led Vipers to a 2nd place finish in the Uganda Super league but was unfortunate as he saw his side get eliminated in the initial stages of the CAF Confederations Cup where they lost to South African club Platinum Stars over two legs. Miguel guided the Venoms to the 2017/18 Uganda Premier League tittle. Barely a week ago Vipers were eliminated from the CECAFA Kagame Cup at the quarter finals stage by Kenyan side Gor Mahia. Vipers have this afternoon released a statement confirming the sacking. “The …

Maradona goes crazy as Nigeria is dumped by Messi, Croatia, Denmark & France all through

Marcos Rojo stubbed the dagger into Nigerian hearts and scored a fine late volley to send Argentina through to the last 16 of the 2018 World Cup with a dramatic victory over Nigeria in St Petersburg. A lacklustre Argentina were on the verge of an embarrassing exit, before Manchester United defender Rojo surged into the area to place Gabriel Mercado’s cross into the bottom corner. Lionel Messi had scored a brilliant opener, Victor Moses equalised after a Javier Mascherano error that ended up being rewarded as a penalty to Nigeria. Given Messi will be 35 during the next World Cup in Qatar in 2022, victory here has at least staved off a miserable end to what could well be his last …