Major teams move to partner with 1XBet

By Annah Nafula

Global Online Betting Company 1XBet has signed a sponsorships and multiyear partnerships with two major football clubs namely FC Barcelona and Liverpool FC.

Liver Pool’s managing director Billy Hogan says they are delighted to welcome 1XBET as their newest partner. “I am sure their games and special offers will appeal to our fans around the world and we look forward to starting 2019/2020 with them on board.” He added.

With 18 league titles, the partnership would be one of the best ways to increase Liverpool’s popularity among soccer fans worldwide.

Member of the FC Barcelona board, Josep Pont is positive that this deal will help them to continue to grow both on and off the field. He is confident that the deal also consolidates their global expansion strategy that will see them connect with their new sports fans around the world.

Alex Sommers, spokesperson 1xBET says that they are very pleased to have signed with both clubs which are some of the best in the world.
1XBET is a leading international gaming and technology company which has been around for more than twelve years. Today, this gaming company boasts of employing over 5000 professionals around the world.

1XBET is also one of the major sponsors of the ongoing AFCON where Uganda managed to go past group stages but was unfortunately sent packing by Senegal.

UBA rewards customers with trip to UEFA champions league semi finals.

By Edwin Muhumuza

Pan-African Bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA) PLC in partnership with leading global payments and technology company, MasterCard, have announced they are giving away all-expenses paid trips to the Semi-Finals and Finals of the 2019 UEFA Champions League to 12 lucky UBA Mastercard holders and their plus ones.

The Group Head, Marketing, Mrs. Dupe Olusola said the move was open to all existing and new UBA Platinum Mastercard holders, and an opportunity to pamper customers and give them a unique, unforgettable and priceless experience including flights, visas, 5-star accommodation, tickets to watch either the semi-finals or final matches of the UEFA Champions League and so much more with their MasterCard Platinum Access.

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A total of 12 UBA Platinum Mastercard holders from Nigeria and 11 other African countries will share the enthralling experience of watching the finals live with a loved one as well as enjoy the great ambience of host city of the Semi-Finals or Finals (Madrid). The participating countries are Uganda, Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Zambia.

Olusola said that The UEFA Champions League is the most sought-after trophy in club football competition, and one of the most followed sporting spectacles in the world. To this end, we decided to partner Mastercard and UEFA in bringing the most iconic and cherished moments in the history of football to our esteemed and loyal customers who are the reason we are so successful.

“We realize that, a lot of our customers love football and we feel giving them this treasured experience while they are pampered in far-away Spain is the way to go. These are the moments that make football such a passionate sport and we want to share these moments and experiences with our loyal customers across Nigeria and Africa,” Olusola said.

The campaign comes as UBA celebrates 70 years of Banking and excellence.

Now customers who qualify should get a UBA Platinum Mastercard and spend a minimum of $10,000 or its equivalent in his or her local currency to stand a chance to win the all-expense paid package.

Kabira Country club tournament slated for 31st March

By Deo Wasswa
20 teams are set to battle for the second edition of Kabira country club football tournament due to take place on 31st march 2019 at Kabira play ground in Bukoto.

The twenty teams are, Kabira country club, Harsh security A and B, Kitunga Almini, Yali Uganda, premier advertising, Pan Africa FC, Hisense, Top bloggers Uganda, dream chasers, Pink Tie,Marcos legends,Speak Hotel,Bishop FC,Team A, Kings way,MLS FC,FUFA FM, Team ProZone and Falcon FC.

Speaking at the launch of the tournament, The Kabira country club general, Rakesh Hurrychurn has noted that the tournament aim at promoting foot ball, nature talents, promoting physical fitness as well as establishing good networking among the participants.

According to him, the winner will go home with one million shillings, medals and a trophy well as those in second and third place will bag 500.000 and 300.000 respectively.

Speaking at the same, the marketing executive director at Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) Esther Musoke, has note that as FUFA they are happy to be part of the tournament.

‘’Such tournament is a good platform and opportunity for football players who don’t hold FUFA licenses to showcase their talents, Musoke said.

Mosoke has also released the rules and regulations that will run the tournament which among include, Each team will be required to provide 6 players on the pitch and will be playing in four groups, Players holding FUFA license will not be allowed to participate in the tournament, Each game shall be played for two halves of not more than five(5) minutes each.

Team prozone is the defending champion following a 1-0 win against Victoria university last year.

Charles Muhangi found dead in his bed

BY ROBERT SSEGAWA

Police has confirmed the sudden death of Charles Muhangi a city business man, sports personality and also the proprietor of Horizon coaches.

Muhangi was reportedly found dead this morning at his home in Buziga surbab of Kampala in Makindye division by his wife.

According to Vicent Ssekate the CID spokesperson, police got the information from local leaders in Buziga and sent detectives to his home who confirmed his death.

“All i can tell you is we are taking the body to Mulago for postmortem and ascertain the possible cause of death” Ssekate said.

Mike Mawanda a family friend says the family will also conduct a joint post mortem with police through a family doctor.

“ We have heard from the people who were with him last night in the meeting, he was not sick up to 1 am he Departed and agreed to meet this morning”, says Mawanda.

60 year old Muhangi a renowned rally driver was the first Ugandan to win African rally championship in 1999.

He has been involved in a land wrangle with property mogul Drake Lubega and Mansoor Matovu alias Young. The three Kampala business men were battling for the ownership of Qualicel Arcade, and Nabukera arcade .

Muhangi claims ownership of the 0.58 hectares of the land on which the two arcades were built.

Last month the office of the Solicitor general issued Muhangi with a letter confirming the ownership of the land that housed the two arcades.

Muhangi further produced the letter to Kampala Metropolitan Police commander Moses Kafeero for eviction, and was given a go ahead letter and officers to secure the premises during the eviction.

After retaining the ownership of two arcades Charles Muhangi change the names of Arcades from Qualicel terminal to “Horizon city” and Nabukera Plaza to “Bazannya N’engo”.

After changing the names of Arcades the two tycoons Drake Lubega and Mansoor Matovu alias Young closed the two arcades last month in protest which left many traders renting on the buildings stranded on streets of Kampala.
The arcades were later opened after two days.

The two business men were accusing Charles Muhangi of grabbing their buildings and have been battling the case in the courts of law for the last 13 years.

French gov’t to construct modern sport facilities for Uganda public schools

By Robert Ssegawa

French government has pledged to construct modern sports facilities for several government primary schools across the country in a move aimed at improving pupils’ talents.

This was disclosed by French ambassador to Uganda Madame Stephanie Rivoal while handing over all weather court facilities at Kibuli Police children Primary school and Nakivubo blue Primary schools wort 30,000 US Dollars to the acting director KCCA Sam Sserunkuma.

 

 

Ambassador Rivoal says this was part of the France –Uganda friendship tokens adding that French government will construct two more modern play grounds in different schools in Kampala next year.

 

 

 

 

KCCA acting Director Sam Serunkuma noted that the authority has put in its budget sports funds in the next financial year in order to improve and nurture sports talents in its schools. The money used to construct the weather courts was raised during the French Uganda week 2018.

 

 

Pemba spends big on Golola rival’s training

By Patricia Osman
Jack Pemba chairman Pemba Sports Africa has flagged off Umar  Semata for a long month training programme in Phuket Thailand ahead of his much anticipated fight with Golola Moses slated for the 13th of October at Freedom City.
Pemba says that his company has injected another 10,000 USD inclusive of flights, accommodation, welfare and training in Thailand.
Mr.Pemba who earlier in the year offered 10,000,000 shillings to the overall winner now reveals that another 4,000,000 shillings would be given to the runner up.
He says he has a lot of faith in Semata *He is a very skilled kick boxer and as such the this month long training in Thailand will simply prepare him for victory.
Semata also known as Pain weighs 75kgs and has won 42 matches so far.

Airtel partners with Buganda Kingdom for the Masaza Cup

Airtel Uganda has has joined Buganda kingdom in this year’s season of the Masaza cup tournament . The the local football tournament  will kick off  in Gomba  district on the 23r.June.
The announcement was made by Airtel’s managing director  V. G Somasekhar as he handed over a dummy cheque of four hundred million shillings to the Katikiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga at Bulange Mengo.
The opening game will be graced by the Kabaka of Buganda, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi while the final match shall be played at Namboole stadium in August this year.

Arsene Wenger will leave Arsenal but will not retire

The Arsenal boss has come under mounting pressure this season as supporters and pundits alike call for his head.

The Gunners face a serious risk of missing out on Champions League football next season and their best chance of qualifying is by winning the Europa League.

It is thought that Wenger may call time on his 22-year reign in the summer, despite having 12 months left on his contract.

But if the Frenchman does decide end his spell in north London then he claims he would like to try his hand at another club before entering retirement.

Yes, of course [I want to manage after Arsenal], as long as I have the physical strength and the desire to do it .”Arsene Wenger

“Yes, of course [I want to manage after Arsenal], as long as I have the physical strength and the desire to do it,” Wenger told beIN SPORTS.

“I know that depends on my physical status and how well I am mentally.

“It’s a decision I’ll have to make at some stage.

“At the moment I live in the present and I just want to do as well as I can for my club and I don’t worry too much what happens to me.

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First lady pledges more support towards sports

The First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Kataaha Museveni has said the government will increase it’s support towards sports.

“We welcome you our heroes and promise that we shall invest more in sports so that we can get many more medals,” said a happy Janet Museveni on Thursday while welcoming the team from Australia where they participated at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

In the absence of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who traveled to England to attend the CHOGM meeting, the First Lady thanked the team for performing well at the Games during the function at the Entebbe Old Airport VVIP Section.

Uganda won three gold medals, one silver and two bronze medals to finish in 15th position at the Games. Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei won two gold medals in the 5,000m  and 10,000m, while Stella Chesang bagged the women’s 10,000m gold medal and Mercyline Chelangat bagged a bronze in the same race. Boxer Juma Miiro picked a bronze medal in the 46-49kg weight category.

” I am happy to be a Commonwealth Games double gold medalist. I feel like a true hero being welcomed by by family and member of the government,” said Cheptegei.

Charles Bakkabulindi, the State Minister for Sports said that he was excited that besides winning medals and performing well, the young athletes have gained more international exposure even in other events like javelin where Uganda was not fielding athletes in the past.

President Museveni will host the team to a luncheon on April 22.

 

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Cheptegei soars to a new height

By Wasswa Deo

Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei Kirui has bagged his second Commonwealth gold medal in Australia after winning the men’s 10,000m final after clocking for 27 minutes and 19 seconds.

The 21-year- Cheptegeyi got the first gold medal in the men’s 5000m final , where he beat Canada’s Mohammed Ahmed and Edward Zakayo of Kenya.

Cheptegei has become the only the second man in Ugandan history to complete a 5000m and 10,000m Commonwealth double at the same Games.

Moses Kipsiro was the first to do it in 2010 in New Delhi, India.

Cheptegeyi second gold medal has now lifted Uganda team  from 18th position to 14th in the competition.

Uganda is currently holding 5 medals of which 3 are gold and 2 bronze.