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Ssegonga calls it quits

One of Uganda’s most decorated referees Mohamed Ssegonga has retired from officiation of all matches. The 41 year old who became a FIFA referee in 1998, wrote to international soccer governing body FIFA requesting to be released from referees’ official duties due to personal reasons. The teacher cum referee officiated at the last edition of the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola and has been in charge of various continental club and international engagements. In a farewell message, the Chief Executive Officer of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) Edgar Watson commended Ssegonga for the noble representation of Uganda at the different CAF and FIFA assignments that he executed.

Kitende oust Kibuli to book date with Masaka in semis

Yesterday’s results Rock High 0-2 Bulo Yale High 0 (4)–0(2) Standard Masaka 2-0 Nakaseke Kitende 2-0 Kibuli Today (semis) Bulo Parents v Yale High (2pm) Kitende v Masaka (4pm) Eddie Mubiru scored two thunderous goals as St Mary’s Kitende eliminated fellow giants Kibuli at the quarterfinal stage of the Copa Coca-Cola Championship here yesterday. The Kitende skipper opened the scoring two minutes into the game with a long range shot that weaved through a stranded Kibuli defence to send hundreds of passionate fans into frenzy. Mubiru, who is featuring in the tournament for the last time, then curled a free kick into the net on 19 minutes to extend Kitende’s lead and take his tally to three in the event. …

Mutebi keen on SMC Rally

NRC standings Susan Muwonge 160 points Ronald Ssebuguzi 100 Wycliff Bukenya 75 Nasser Mutebi 75 Edson Munghereza 60 Reigning champion Nasser Mutebi is eager to prove his credentials as drivers prepare to zoom off in the Southern Motor Club (SMC) Challenge Rally set for the districts of Rakai and Masaka from tomorrow. Mutebi won last year’s National Rally Championship (NRC) title without picking a single calendar event win but the MOGAS-sponsored driver plans on making a statement this weekend. “Last year, it was all about caution. This season, I have a better car (Subaru N8) to compete favourably,” Mutebi told Daily Monitor as he prepared to go route recceing today. He will come up against fellow homeboy Ponsiano Lwakataka, also …