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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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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The Insight: Always be your brother’s keeper

BY JOHN VIANNEY AHUMUZA Uganda has gone through troubling moments with a rage of systematic shootings towards some citizens. These events have continued to cause panic and fear in the public. In a Christian perspective, Christ gives us a channel through which we can avert acts of terror. This is enshrined in the two greatest commandments Love God with all your heart, soul and spirit; and love our neighbour as you do  love yourself. This concept focuses on  the aspect of forgiveness which is key in the human fraternity. It…

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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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Rehabilitation of roads welcomed

For years now all stakeholders, students and staff alike have waited for the time when the roads in and around the university would be fixed. That wait will soon be history. For this the whole community is glad. All roads, paths, drainages, parking lots, humps, and pipes are going to be refurbished beginning March this year, and we should all be optimistic that the companies bidding for the assignment will do a good job. With this bold step taken by the administration, the dust experienced during the dry season, and…

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