Besigye vows not to quit the struggle

By Moses Kidandi
Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) founding president Dr. Kiiza Besigye has vowed not to give up the fight against regime change until it is achieved.

Dr. Besigye made the remarks during celebrations to mark FDC’s 15 years of existence held at Mandela National Stadium Namboole.

He says those who are saying his time is up and that he should retire need to know that he is not only fighting for others but for himself as well.

Besigye says he will only retire when the struggle is over or he is no more.

Kifeesi hit Namboole

By Robert Ssegawa

Kifeesi beat tight security of army and police at Namboole and robbed football fans that were coming from the 2016 Euro finals.

Kifeesi gangs hired a coaster from Kisenyi, Nankulabye and Makindye that ferried them to Namboole. Fred Enanga the police spokesperson says 54 members of the Kifeesi group were arrested by police and are currently detained at Jinja road police station.

He says they were found with stolen phones, hand bags and other items.


It is time to put away what happened last week and concentrate on the game today: Micho

Uganda Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has said although they were robbed in the game against Burkina Faso last week, they have to focus on today’s game.

The Cranes lost 1-0 last week away to Burkina Faso in a 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier. The hosts scored from a penalty, while Geoffrey Massa’s first half goal was cancelled and Uganda was denied a clear penalty when Emmanuel Okwi was brought down.

Sredojevic said it is time to put away what happened last week and concentrate on the game today because it means a lot. He called upon all Ugandan fans to come in big numbers and cheer the team.

In a related development the coach said ho’ Sredojevic has said they are not so sure defender Murushid Jjuuko is suspended for the game at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole today.

The Serbian last night that they are awaiting confirmation from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to see if Juuko has accumulated two cards which will keep him out of the game. “We are not sure if he has two cards and it’s only CAF that can tell us the truth,” said Sredojevic.

Jjuuko and midfielder Khalid Aucho were the two players carded last week when the Cranes lost 1-0 away to Burkina Faso. If Jjuuko is suspended for the game, veteran Hassan Wasswa could be called in to step in defense.