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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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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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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Team UCU set for East Africa University Games in Nairobi

Will the Lady Canons retain the title? (Photo by Ronald Awany)

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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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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