Historic: Lady Canons beat KCCA to lift record sixth league title

Historic: Lady Canons beat KCCA to lift record sixth league title

BY FRED HIDULA Regarded as  underdogs  by analysts despite being reigning champions, the Lady Canons again showed that the virtue  of  teamwork    can supersede that of individual quality. The Lady Canons are now the champions of the National Basketball League (NBL)  having lifted the cup in 2016 after defeating KCCA Leopards  66-61. During the match, Ritah Imanishimwe led with a team high 16 points while Vilma Achieng added 13 and nine rebounds and Judith  Nansobya added 10 for the Lady Canons, winning the  series 4-3 against (KCCA) Leopards. In…

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Engwenyu is new Volleyball Federation General Secretary

Engwenyu is new Volleyball Federation General Secretary

BY STAFF WRITER Cornelius Engwenyu, the University Sports Coordinator has been elected the new General Secretary of Uganda Volleyball Federation (UVF). Egwenyu was elected to the office for a four -year- term during the UVF annual general conference at the National Council of Sports board room on January 8. Engwenyu polled 94 votes, beating his only rival Hassan Sekajoolo with a Margin of 62 votes. Others voted into office include the association president Hadijah Namanda; Ismail Bagaga as first vice-president; Patricia Ahumuza second vice-president and Adam Mugisha as  treasurer. The…

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Team UCU bags 9 gold medals in East Africa University Games

Team UCU bags 9 gold medals in East Africa University Games

BY FRED HIDULA Uganda Christian University (UCU) finished fourth overall bagging 9 gold, 8 silver and 14 bronze totaling to  31 medals in the just concluded East Africa University  Games held at Jomo Kenyatta  University of Agriculture and Technology from 16-21, December 2016. UCU won gold in team events which included basketball  (men and women), netball,  athletics (200m)  (women), long jump (men and women), badminton, shotput (women), taekwondo(Men). Silver medals were won in discus, relays and stroke mixed double in swimming. The university won bronze in 100m for both men…

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Tense: Kinavudori strikes but Lady Cardinals lose at home in thriller against Kawempe Muslim

Tense: Kinavudori strikes but Lady Cardinals lose at home in thriller against Kawempe Muslim

BY FRED HIDULA After convincingly winning their two opening away-fixtures by beating Buikwe 2-0 and Western United 5-0, UCU Lady Canons were upset by defending champions Kawempe Muslim Secondary School, who defeated them 1-2, on November 26 at the new pitch. Two first-half goals from Juliet Nalukenge and Sharon Apon sealed the visitor’s win, as they dominated ball possession, with the home side only managing one shot on target and fruitless attacks. Coach Tony Membe’s side then came back fighting in the second half, enabling skipper Maureen Kinavudori to strike…

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Mucurezi earns Cranes call

Mucurezi earns Cranes call

BY FRED HIDULA Paul Mucurezi (aka Mucu), an almnus of UCU now playing for KCCA FC has received his first call to the national team, the Cranes. Coach Milutin “Micho” Sredojevic has selected a provisional team consisting of 24 players, ahead of the 2017 AFCON finals in Gabon. Other players include Tusker FC left back Shafik Batambuze and Gor Mahia’s Godfrey Walusimbi, former Gor Mahia and now Vietnam-based midfielder Geoffrey Baba Kizito. Mucurezi played for UCU in the 2014 East African Games before moving on to KCCA. This makes him…

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Lady Canons stumble

Lady Canons stumble

BY STAFF WRITER UCU Lady Canons once again blew the chance to stretch their series lead over KCCA Leopards in Game 4 of the Pepsi National Basketball League playoffs final on November, 30 at YMCA. KCCA, who are four-time champions, were 2-0 down to a more inexperienced Lady Cardinals before levelling the game 2-2. The Lady Cardinals took charge of the first quarter 21-15 with Sarah Ageno, Ritah Imanishimwe and Vilma Achieng steering their side. Prior to Game 4 on Wednesday, KCCA coach Timothy Odeke wanted his side to defend…

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Team UCU set for East Africa University Games in Nairobi

Team UCU set for East Africa University Games in Nairobi

BY FRED HIDULA Over 12 Uganda Christian University (UCU) teams are set to compete at this year’s East Africa University Games from December 17-21 at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Nairobi. The probable list of teams meant to represent the university include; volleyball (men and women), athletics, badminton, chess, taekwondo, netball, tennis, rugby, wood ball, basketball (men and women). The other teams that are not yet confirmed are football (men and women), swimming, handball among others. The team’s will depart on the December  14. UCU finished third overall…

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On to the final

On to the final

Lady Canons sweep series 3-0, qualify for 10th straight league final As many fans  and pundits expected, the Lady Canons have made it through to the finals of the 2016 FUBA National Basketball League after sweeping A1 Challenge 3-0 in the semi-final play-offs, writes RONALD AWANY Vilmah Acheing scored 27 points and 15 rebounds, Judith Nansobya bagged 19 points while the speedy Rosine Michomyiza managed nine points and nine assists as the Lady Canons completed an 80–57 swoop over A1 Challenge on November 13 at Lugogo Indoor Stadium. The defending…

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Lady Cardinals win league opener

Lady Cardinals win league opener

BY FRED HIDULA The Lady Cardinals opened their 2016/17 Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUBA) Women Elite League account with a vital 2-0 win against Buikwe She Red Stars on November 16 at Buikwe Stadium. Substitutes Mable Kareji and new signing Elle Arnold scored for the Lady Cardinals. The teams played to a first-half stalemate though it is coach Tonny Membe’s side that dominated possession, and missed close chances. Membe introduced Kareji as the Lady Cardinals increased the tempo of the game in the second half.  Ten minutes into the…

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Lady Cardinals win league opener

Lady Cardinals win league opener

BY FRED HIDULA The Lady Cardinals opened their 2016/17 Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUBA) Women Elite League account with a vital 2-0 win against Buikwe She Red Stars on November 16 at Buikwe Stadium. Substitutes Mable Kareji and new signing Elle Arnold scored for the Lady Cardinals. The teams played to a first-half stalemate though it is coach Tonny Membe’s side that dominated possession, and missed close chances. Membe introduced Kareji as the Lady Cardinals increased the tempo of the game in the second half.  Ten minutes into the…

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