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.

She cranes still shining at the Olympics

The Uganda netball team, She cranes has today managed to win Wales on 76 – 40 goals in group B.

This means that Uganda has registered the second win in group B  the following the 54 – 52 win it got from Malawi on Saturday.

 Tomorrow she cranes will be taking on Scotland netball team.

Currently Uganda team is in 14th place with three medals out of 29 countries that are in the competition.

Australia, the organizers are still leading the with 130 medals, followed by England with 74 medals.

Ndejje Angels send City Oilers to third loss this season

Defending national basketball league champions, City Oilers, on Sunday night lost to Ndejje University Angels 77-74.

In a hotly contested game played at the Lugogo MTN Arena, Ndejje University led the first five minutes of the game 11-2 before the Oilers improved to 11-13. The second quarter ended 29-28 in favour of Ndejje before the Oilers took charge of the third quarter 59-49.

In the last quarter, however, two technical fouls to Oilers coach Monday Juruni and forward Jonah Otim gave the Angels advantage to win with four free throws, but also gaining possession of the ball in the last seconds of the game.

Angels’ Deng Maker made 18 points while Michael Otieno scored 17 points. Oilers’ Stephen Omony scored 18 points.

The loss was the third for Oilers this season.

Meanwhile Betway Power struggled to stop Our Saviour 79-73 in a hotly contested game. Power had a slim lead of 22-19 and 44-36  in the first and second quarter, before Our Saviour leading third quarter 63-60. The fourth quarter ended 77-74 in favour of Power.

Powers Paul Odong made a game high 21 points while Isaac Afidra and Michael Makiada each made 17 points. For Our Saviour, Joseph Wacha and Nkumbi Mulumba made 12 points each.

Pemba Warriors meanwhile stopped Star Times Falcons 81-52 with Mark Opio Okidi scoring a game high 15 points for the Warriors and Vinnie Jurua scoring 15 for Falcons.

In the ladies’ games played earlier, A1 Challenge stopped Javon Ladies 72-53. Kampala Capital City Leopards meanwhile humbled Lioness 79-28.

 

 

 

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Emotional win as Bolt crowns his career

Usain Bolt could not lose – the 35,000 dancing, roaring, horn-blowing worshippers inside Kingston’s National Stadium would never have allowed it.

Not after the build-up. Not after an ordained minister led a prayer in his honour; not after a procession of dignitaries paid tribute to “the most famous Jamaican of all time”; not after his every gold medal-winning moment was greeted with deafening cheers as they were relived on the big screens; not after he was introduced to the crowd from an open-top car, before walking through a ceremonial brass band onto a red carpet that had been laid on the finishing straight for his feet only; and not after he had departed for his warm-up to the sound of Frank Sinatra’s My Way.

No, there was no way Bolt could lose. And he did not. Jamaica’s favourite son said farewell in his last ever race on home soil with yet another victory on Saturday night.

In honesty, the task was not a difficult one. Some significant massaging of the Racers Grand Prix entry lists had left Bolt facing a host of faded Jamaican sprinting talent in the “Salute To A Legend” 100m race, while the fastest men competing in Kingston – his training partner Yohan Blake and South Africa’s Akani Simbine – were left to their own private battle in the international 100m.

Not that the crowd cared the slightest bit. Bolt’s victory in a pedestrian 10.03sec, after one of his trademark slow starts, was greeted with unbridled, chaotic joy. Fireworks erupted, the blare of horns was relentless and the party began as a stream of dancehall stars took to the field. It was sheer euphoria.

 

 

-Telegraph