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Magumba back at Villa

16 time national football league Champions SC Villa have re-signed former captain Hakim ‘Boda Boda’ Magumba as a first team player. Since Mike Mutebi took charge at Villa Park late last year he has been persuading Magumba to return to competitive football. Magumba is regarded a legend at Villa and his return to the first team will enable the young players to see what a seasoned professional he is. Magumba was part of the historical Villa side that won seven straight league titles from 1998 to 2004 and he has been working as team-coordinator and also part of Mutebi’s coaching team. The midfielder had a short spell with former coach Srdjan Zivojnov early last year and there was a wave …

Bobby summons Mutumba

Cranes coach Bobby Williamson has summoned 26 year old Sweden based midfielder Kayongo Martin Mutumba to the National team fold for the 2013 AFCON qualifier against Congo Brazzaville The Cranes will face Congo Brazzaville on 29th of this Month in Brazzaville, hoping to bury their failure to qualify for the ongoing 2012 edition. Bobby announced a 24 man squad and Mutumba’s name is only the new name on the fold as the 26 year old will be hoping to make his debut for his motherland. Bobby says the Mutumba is a talented player who will give the team an edge on the wings because of pace, skills, trickery and vision to pass the ball to the strikers Meanwhile, the team …

Ekiring can still make Olympics

Edwin Ekiring is still gutted after being ejected from the Uganda International on Friday. He lost to Italy’s Wisnu Hary Putro 2-0. The youthful ace, who was forced to pull out at the quarter final stage due to injury last year, is yet to win the biggest tournament on the Ugandan calendar “I have more pressure to do well when I play at home,” said Ekiring, who rued an opportunity to impress the home crowd and win over some more fans. Successful 2011 Ekiring enjoyed a successful 2011 season winning a silver medal at the All Africa Games in Maputo, gold at the Botswana International and silver at the South Africa International. His performance for Dutch club Amsterfoort has also …

Man United better crisis managers

One of the sweet ambiguities of football that would have Alex Ferguson repeat those infamous words “bloody hell” has his tinkering and unpredictability working, while the relative stability of Andre Villas-Boas is not. Amidst all the chaos at Chelsea this season, triggered almost exclusively by a lack of the patience required to manage transition, there lies a recent expectedness about their line-up that will have gone unnoticed because of unsavoury scoreboards. On recent weekends, it will have been Juan Mata and Daniel Sturridge on either side of Fernando Torres upfront, Oriol Romeu and Frank Lampard joined by Raul Mereiles in the middle (in the absence of Ramires and with Florent Malouda and Michael Essien providing back-up), John Terry and David …

Aubameyang leads Gabon against Mali

He has scored three goals in as many matches during the group stages at the current 28th edition of Orange African Cup of Nations, and has been hailed as Gabonese equivalent to Cameroon’s star striker Samuel Eto’o. But all that will be history unless Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang helps Les Panthers past Mali into the semi-finals. The 22-year-old lanky striker, born in France and currently playing for French Ligue 1 side St Etienne, has been the revelation of a tournament lacking quality strikers after the disappointment of losing Senegal’s quartet –Demba Ba, Mamadou Niang, Moussa Sow and Papiss Cisse following their team’s shock exit. Aubameyang’s movement, work rate and creativity have also been exciting for the tournament which has lacked spark in …