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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.

Bobby summons team

Cranes’ coach Bobby Williamson has summoned 30 players ahead of next month’s World Cup and AFCON qualifiers. Among those summoned is Fortunate Omong of South African-based Black Leopards who makes a comeback after 3 years. The other professionals expected in the squad are Andy Mwesigwa, Mike Serumaga, and Tonny Mawejje. The others are Caesar Okuti together with Joseph Owino. The team starts training on Monday 21 and Bobby says he expects 70% of the squad at Nambole stadium by that date. The Cranes play Angola, Senegal and Congo Brazaville between June 3rd and 15th.

Football awards launched

The Bell Super League footballer of the year awards have been launched today, with the ceremony set for 29th June. The awards meant to reward quality football in the country have 15 categories lined up, in which players are competing. The biggest award of the footballer of the year has 4nominees who include Kizito Lwanga who plays for Bunamwaya FC, Kizito Luwaga of Express FC, George Abego of Maroons and URA’s Robert Sentongo. The other awards include Goal keeper of the year, midfielder of the year, defender of the year and top scorer of the year, among others. The awards will also include the Fair play award as well as the lifetime achievers award. Speaking at the launch of the …

Uganda drops in FIFA rankings

Uganda has been relegated to 88th position in the just released Coca Cola Fifa rankings. Uganda was beaten by Congo Brazzaville in an Afcon qualifier last month in Brazzaville are ties on 388 points with Qatar and Saudi Arabia who climbed 8 and one place respectively. Despite the decline, Uganda is still the highest ranked Cecafa country with Rwanda behind in 105 positions, with neighbors Sudan ranked 110th and Kenya 113th. African Champions Zambia climbed two places from 43rd to 41st with beaten finalist Ivory Coast still the only African country in the top 20 ranked nations coming in on 15th position. World and European Champions Spain are still top followed closely by Netherlands who disposed Germany for the second …