Category «Sports»

Police mounts hunt for Eritrean footballers

Only 7 out of the 25 members of the Eritrean delegation showed up today at Entebbe International Airport for the return flight to Asmara. This is after the team was eliminated out of the on-going Cecafa tournament. 17 players and one team doctor vanished yesterday leaving behind only the head coach Ngash Teklit and his Assistant, the trainer of the goalkeepers, two players and two accompanying officials. The FUFA Travel Officer Decolas Kiiza says only the 7 boarded NAS airlines and they have contacted security operatives to try and locate the whereabouts of the remaining players and the team doctor. Meanwhile, the police have kicked off the hunt for the players. The Spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan Region Ibbin Ssenkumbi says preliminary …

Rugby one stand on

2007 African rugby champions will come together for one night to rewind the hand of time for not only themselves but also rugby lovers in the country. That will be in the 7s fun rugby tournament dubbed “One Nite Stand” at the Legends club in Lugogo this Friday. Fly half Edmond Tumusiime was key for Uganda then and is joined by Allan Musoke, stand-in captain Timothy Mudoola, Tony Luggya, Brian Tabaruka and Mathias Ochwo. Now MTN heathen coach Tabaruka retired after that memorable final and the team disintegrated in the two years thereafter. Teams are named after some of the biggest players in the game today with Justin Kimono, MVP Andrew Olweny and upcoming back Pearson Okia among the captains. …

Cranes improve in FIFA rankings

Uganda has risen four places from 90th to 86th in the November Coca Cola Fifa rankings released this afternoon. The rise is attributed to the Cranes 1-0 win over African Champions Zambia in the return leg of the 2013 AFCON qualifiers despite bowing out 8-9 on spot kicks. Uganda remains the highest ranked nation in the CECAFA region followed by Ethiopia and Sudan, which are tied at 102nd, then Rwanda in 122nd, Burundi 128th, Kenya which dropped two places to 130th and Tanzania in 134th. African Champions Zambia which eliminated Uganda from AFCON 2013 qualifiers are ranked 39th in the world. Uganda’s opponents in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers Angola, Liberia and Senegal are ranked 79th, 75th and 114th, in …

Kiprotich piped

Uganda’s golden boy Stephen kiprotich has today been piped as a full Assistant Superintendent of Prisons at an occasion held at Luzira Prison. Kiprotich who has been piped with 32 other sports officers has pledged continued service to the Institution and to the country. Internal affairs minister Hillary Onek pledged to move a motion before the Speaker of Parliament to name Kiprotich as Uganda’s ambassador of patriotism. Onek says Kiprotich united the whole country after winning the medal. He has skipped 7ranks from being Prison warder to Assistant Superintendent of Prisons. According to the Dr. Johnson Byabashaija, the Prisons Commissioner General, Kiprotich becomes the youngest officer in the institution’s history to hold such a rank. He says this is to …

Ug Cranes arrive in Zambia

With just hours to the much anticipated 2013 Afcon first leg qualifier between Zambia and Uganda at the Levy Mwanawasa national stadium in Ndola,  many Zambians are not happy after tickets sold within hours of going on sale. The price of the ticket was hiked with the VIP going for 400,000 Kwacha, which is about U Shs 200,000 instead of USH100,000. Open stands tickets are going for the equivalent of USh100,000 and 50,000. Meanwhile, The Uganda Cranes have arrived in Zambia ahead of tomorrow’s clash. The team of 18 travelled aboard a chartered Air Uganda Flight.