Canons on a roll

Lady Canons extend winning streak as male counterparts faulter against KIU Titans in national league BY AGATHA MUTEBI The UCU Lady Canons have continued in their winning ways by beating KIU Rangers 57-48. The game was held on June 18 at YMCA, and it cements the Canons’ flawless action in the first four games of the season. The Mukono-based team and league champions are not taking anything for granted in the National Basketball League this season.Although they started off slow with an 18-12 lead in the first quarter, led by…

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Olila one up on Lady Cardinals

After failing to reach the finals of the Uganda Cup having drawn 2-2 and being ejected on penalty shoot-outs by Olila SS, many regard the season as a gone case for the Lady Cardinals, FRED HIDULA writes. However, although the team failed to win silverware this season, we   ought to give them credit for their hard work and dedication. First of all, the girls made it to the FUFA Elite Women League finals for the very first time ever. And their loss to three-time defending champions Kawempe Muslim SS was…

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Doves, Ladies in big victory

BY FRED HIDULA The Doves have maintained a good run in the National Volleyball League after defeating Ndejje University by three straight sets to zero. The game was played on June 21 in Ndejje, Luwero District, but  the hosts failed to surpass the Doves. “It was not an easy win despite the victory but we used the   strategy      of  playing a fast game,” Samuel Engwau, one of the players reveals. The Doves now sit third in the men’s series but next play KCCA. Meanwhile the Lady Doves…

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Cardinals beat Western United to progress

BY STAFF WRITER First half goals from skipper Maureen Kinavudori, Phoebe Banura and Catherine Nakiridde were enough to ensure that the Lady Cardinals emerge victorious and also sealed a place in the league play-offs. Despite conceding a second half goal, the team managed to beat Western United 3-1 on May 05, at the new pitch, Mukono. The Lady Cardinals now have 23 points, with a game left to play. In spite of being seven adrift of table leaders Kawempe Muslim SS, who already made it to the plays-offs, the UCU…

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Lady Canons scoop silver

Rita Imanishimwe, Rachael Muwanguzi, Zaina Lokwameri and skipper Vilma Achieng with silver medals shortly after the event

The Lady Canons came away with silver, and the Canons settled for bronze in the Federation of Africa University Sports (FASU), three-on-three all Africa championships held on April 30 at the United States International University (USIU), Nairobi, writes FRED HIDULA. “I think we were a little complacent and confident and this cost us in both games,” Nicholas Natuhereza, the university basketball coach, said. “The competition is tense, more skill-oriented and allows players to express themselves,” he added. This serves as a qualification tournament for the world university championships to be…

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Men’s soccer team blunders

BY STAFF WRITER The UCU men’s soccer team has lost their two- goal lead in the University Football League (UFL), as a result of the 2-all draw with Makerere University (MUK) on April 17, at the new pitch in Mukono. Jerome Semambo opened the score for the home side ending the first half with the lead. Skipper Joshua Kigozi (below) then sent the MUK custodian the wrong way with an early second half penalty, giving his side a two-goal advantage. However, MUK kept pressing on only for them to pull…

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Stalemate

Cardinals’ Jerom Semambo dribbles past KIU defenders in a game where the teams shared a goal a piece (Photo by Fred Hidula)

The Cardinals came from a goal down to share the spoils with Kampala International University in the University Football League opener this season BY FRED HIDULA The Cardinals opened the sixth University Football League season with a 1-1 home draw against Kampala International University (KIU) at the new pitch at Uganda Christian University (UCU) on March 22. Isaac Odeke put the visitors ahead to ensure that the first half ended 1-0. The home side returned strongly, thanks to Muzeifa Barigye’s free kick that ensured that the two sides shared the…

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Development students are guild champions

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BY STAFF WRITER Bachelor of Development Studies (BDS) have defeated defending champions Bachelor of Laws (LLB) 1-0 to emerge  the winners of this semester’s guild soccer tournament,  held on March 25 at the new pitch. An early goal by BDS   sealed  the  victory against a better LLB side that dominated possession and created more chances throughout the match, but all  in vain. Ashley Agaba, the BDS team captain, says teamwork was the key to their success.  Solomon Egwar, the LLB team manager, attributed too much confidence to their failure…

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Shepherds maul Kyambogo in league

The Shepherds in action against Kyambogo Rugby Club whom they defeated 43-15 in the second leg during a match played at the new pitch on March 28 (Photo by Patrick Massa)

BY FRED HIDULA The Shepherds triumphed over Kyambogo Rugby Club 43-15 in the second tier rugby championship at the new pitch on March 21 after beating the same side 44-7 in the first round on January 28. “If we win all our next three games, then we will win the championship,” Denis Etuket, the Shepherds tactician, revealed after the match. Shepherds captain Timothy Luyirika   picked up 11 points while  Euphrey Orach had two  tries and Conrad Mukwaya one try. Luyirika told The Standard that they are nine points behind…

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Unstoppable: UCU Lady Cardinals beat Kampala Queens 3-1 to get three points

Skipper Maureen Kinavudori (L) dribbles past Rines Secondary School FC defenders in a prevoius match between the two sides (File Photo)

The Lady Cardinals are proving to be a team capable of winning the FUFA Elite Women’s League this season, FRED HIDULA writes. Phoebe Banura’s free kick gave the Lady Cardinals an early lead  as they beat hosts Kampala Queens Women Football Club 1-3 at Villa Park on  February 4. The home side received a controversial penalty moments later which struck the post. However, they scored an equalizer just before half-time, dominating possession as well. Skipper Maureen Kinavudori then drifted the ball from the right flank, passing the ball to Jackie…

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