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


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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Proscovia pens new deal

Peace Proscovia (C) with teammates.The player signed a new two-year contract with Loughborough Lightnig club in England (Internet Photo)

BY FRED HIDULA Former UCU Angels star and She Cranes captain, Peace Proscovia, has signed a new two-year contract with the UK based netball club, Loughborough Lightning. The Gilbert Netball Ambassador for Africa and former NIC player will take part in the team’s opening league game against Manchester Thunder on February 18, when the 2017/18 England Netball Super League season kicks off. In an interview carried on the club’s website, the 27- year-old goal shooter said she was overwhelmed with joy and humbled for being given this opportunity. “I would…

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Change of guard

Denis Etuket (L), the new rugby coach, and Leonard Lubambula (R), in a team photograph with the Shepherds during the East Africa University Games in Nairobi last year (File Photo)

UCU Shepherds get new coach as Leonard Lubambula relinquishes role BY FRED HIDULA The UCU Rugby Shepherds now have a new tactician. He is  Denis Etuket who has taken over the mantle from Leonard Lubambula. This follows Lubambula’s  appointment as director and headcoach of newly formed Walukuba Rugby Football Club. “I will be mandated to   build a team capable of competing in the Eastern League and also nurture young players,” Lubambula said. The two have been working closely including in the just concluded  East Africa University Games in Nairobi…

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Kisenyi re-elected national Woodball Association VP

(On The Shelves)

BY STAFF WRITER Vincent Kisenyi, a lecturer in the Faculty of Business and Administration has been re-elected first vice-president of Uganda Woodball Association. Kisenyi, will manage administration and development for the Association in a four-year term. He beat, Robert Dramani   of the Bank of Uganda, in a tight contest with 22 votes against 19 on January 4. Kisenyi  views his re-election as an opportunity to accomplish  the unfinished tasks and embark on new projects such as increased funding. In other elections, Paul Kayongo retained his seat as president while…

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The 2016 memorable journey to the East African Games

Team UCU in a group photograph at the recent East African University Games in Nairobi, Decembe 2016 (File Photo)

By Janet Mpambara Team UCU that participated in the East African University Games constituted students from different disciplines. We set off for the games hosted by the Jomo Kenyatta University of Technology on November 15. Before setting off to Nairobi, we converged at the dining hall at 11:30am where the Vice-Chancellor, Dr. John Senyonyi, and the DVC Development and External Relations, Mr David Mugawe flagged us off. The Sports Minister, Janet Mpambara and her deputy Paul Matundo received the university flag and banners from the vice-chancellor as a reminder that…

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

Lady Canons Captain, Vilma Achieng receives the trophy from a FUBA official on December, 15 at the MTN Arena, Lugogo. (Courtesy photo)

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

(On The Shelves)

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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