Category «Sports»

USPA honors Kiprotich

Olympic gold medalist Stephen Kiprotich has today been declared the sports personality of the month of August by the Uganda Sports Press Association. In a rather unusual move, there was no voting and Kiprotich was announced unopposed even before the sports scribes met today. Kiprotich surprised the world when he became Uganda’s second Olympic gold winner beating two Kenyans in the final 42-kilo meter men’s race. He registered 2 hours 8 minutes and 1 second relegating Kenya’s two-time defending world champion Abel Kirui to a silver medal with 2 hours 8 minutes 27seconds and long-time leader Wilson Kipsang to Bronze. Kiprotich is to crowned on Friday at the Oasis Mall at the USPA offices.

Kiprotich is back home!

Golden Boy Stephen Kiprotich has returned home. He has led the victorious Team Uganda from London 2012 Olympic Games. 23-year-old Stephen Kiprotich who won Uganda’s first Olympic gold in 40 years, jetted in at 7:45am aboard British Airways. Kiprotich was received by a number of government officials including education and Sports minister Jesca Alupo, Sports State Minister Charles Bakabulindi as well as senior members of the Sabiny community. The officials are currently addressing a news conference held in the VIP lounge at the Entebbe airport. At 11 o’clock, Kiprotich will proceed to State House Entebbe and will be received by His Excellency President Yoweri Museveni to officially welcome and congratulate him upon the significant achievement he has attained for his …

FUFA Constitution ammended

Changes have been made to the FUFA Constitution, with the powers previously given to the president to choose his own executive withdrawn. The mandate to elect the 13 man executive has now been given to the association. The number of delegates to the FUFA Assembly will also be cut from 174 to 86 while the executive members will be reduced from 21 to 13. The said election will be conducted by a neutral and independent electoral committee body to be formed as per the expected new order. According to FIFA head of national associations Primo Carvano, the old system was undemocratic and unsustainable. A seven-man committee headed by Entebbe Young’s Anthony Kimuli has been appointed to review the FUFA and …

Ddungu sacking approved

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved Uganda Olympic Committee’s (OOC) judgment to ban its former president Roger Ddungu. Ddungu was banned for life by the Extra General Assembly that convened on May 19 at Kati kati and UOC wrote to the international body two days later informing them of the development. UOC secretary general Peninah Kabenge confirmed receiving IOC’s response and told kfm it was time to get to work. To ensure that team Uganda I well represented at the 2012 London Olympics The London games start on July 27 and Uganda expects to send 15 to 20 athletes. Kabenge also advised Ddungu to respect whatever has transpired.

Cranes begin training

The Uganda Cranes have today started training at Mandela National Stadium ahead of next month’s World Cup and AFCON qualifiers. The national team coach Bobby Williamson summoned 30 players for the games with Angola, Senegal and Congo Brazaville. 16 of those summoned including Mike Serumaga, Geoffrey Masa, Simeon Masaba and Hamza Muwonge the only goal keeper have already arrived. Still expected are Dennis Onyango, Andy Mwesigwa and Brian Omwong .   The Cranes play Angola on June 3rd, and Senegal on June 9th in the World Cup qualifiers, while the game against Congo Brazaville in the AFCON qualifiers is slated for June 16th.