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

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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

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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

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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

Lady Cardinals’ Jackie Nakasi (R) reacts after missing a goal against Kawempe Muslim (Photo By Ronald Awany)

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

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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

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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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