Benson Okot a student at Uganda Christian University emerged first in the recently completed 28th National Track and Field Trials held on 7 May at Namboole stadium. Following his drop in trials from the team that represented Uganda in the 2017 Commonwealth games, Okot has returned with much valour. He has finished first in 21.0 seconds which is a qualifying time for the Africa Senior Championships. He was followed by Kenya’s Kamanga Tazana who completed the race in 21.3 seconds. Among other in the race was UCU’s  Tarsis Orogo who…

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Unveiling the Finest Talent

BY FRED HIDULA Early this month Vilma Achieng was voted the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for the National Basketball League playoffs after leading her side to winning the title. She also won the best rebounder, top scorer and best centre in the Zone V Club championship where the team won bronze. Achieng was born on 23, 1993, in Siayi County, western Kenya, to the late Joseph Owino and Rose Akinyi. She went to Wera Primary School from 1998 to 2007 before joining Raliew Secondary School for her O-level from 2008-2011.…

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Non-teaching staff win football gala

BY FRED HIDULA The non-teaching staff have defeated the teaching staff 3-1 in a football match played at the new pitch on August 18. Simon Asimwe opened the scoreline for the non- teaching staff before Abdunul Kato equalized ending the first half 1-1. At the start of the second half, Asimwe scored his second goal of the evening before teammate Moses Gidong made it 3-1 the final score line. Mr David Mugawe, the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Development and External Relations, handed over the trophy to the winners at the…

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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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