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Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Denis Onyango walked away with Man of the Match after he made series of save as his club Mamelodi Sundowns beat Golden Arrows 2-0 in the Absa premier soccer league at the Princess Magogo Stadium.

In a classy performance, Onyango showed it when he first denied Arrows’ Kudakwashe Mahashe a chance in a one-on-one situation in the box.

In the second time, Onyango deprived Mahashe of a chance from close range in the 58th minute as Sundowns took a lead a minute later when Kekana blasted a well-placed shot into the net.

As time ran out for Arrows, Onyango stopped Nkanyiso Cele's goal-bound shot.

Remember Onyango is the reigning African player of the year.

The win helped Onyango’s club Sundowns move to the top of the league table with 50points from 24 matches.

Uganda Cranes coach Micho Sredejovic has named a squad of 22 national team players who are expected to tour a West Nile t Saturday and Sunday.

The team will play football a match under the Cranes na mutima promotion of the national team with a West Nile Select at Bar Okoro Stadium in Paidha.

In line with promoting young talent, Micho has six FUFA Big League and two University Football League players accompanying 14 Uganda Premier League players on the trip.

The Uganda Cranes toured Eastern Region town of Kamuli in March, 2017 and won in their first trip of the year 3-0.

The Squad

Goalkeepers: Tom Ikara (Kirinya-Jinja S.S) and Muhammed Ssekebba (Mbarara City)

Full Backs: Allan Drajuwa (Kirinya-Jinja S.S), Fred Okot (URA), Yayo Lutimba (Express), Hassan Musana (BUL)

Central Defenders: Rashid ‘Mertsacker’ Toha (Onduparaka), Julius Mutyaba (URA), Ibrahim Kibumba (Police), Brian Nsubuga (Masavu)

Central Midfielders: Victor Aweko (Bright Stars), Hudu Mulikyi (URA), Nicholas Kasozi (Synergy), Pius Obuya (Maroons)

Attacking Midfielders: Shafiq Kagimu (URA), Joseph Ssemujju (Express), Rahmat Senfuka (URA), Saddam Juma (Express)

Strikers: Shaban Muhammed (Onduparaka), Brian Aheebwa (Mbarara City), Anwar Ntege (Ndejje University), Patrick Kaddu (Maroons), Steven Mukwala (Kampala University), Brian Lubega (Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi).

Uganda Beach Volleyball Commission is staging a National Beach Volleyball Tour at Lido beach, Entebbe this weekend to give its players platform to prepare for the forthcoming 2017 Africa Nations Cup in Maputo, Mozambique next month.

The beach volleyball commission chairman Mofaht Masaba said that the tour will be vital for Uganda to select one men and women team respectively to represent the country in Maputo next month.

Uganda had gone without beach volleyball for a year until fortnight ago when country hosted Africa zone five qualifiers where they picked silver(women) and bronze (men) to qualify for the 2017 Africa Nations Cup.

UVF expects to pick a pair from among Ivan Ongom, Emmanuel Kato, Dickens Otim for men and Peace Busingye, Margaret Namyalo, Eunice Nuwabigaba for women.

Uganda Cranes will play Senegal as they prepare for their first 2019 Nations Cup qualifier against Cape Verde in June.

FUFA has announced that Uganda Cranes will play a friendly match against Senegal in Dakar on June 6, 2017.  

Uganda Cranes technical team led by Milutin Sredejovic to play the friendly match as the national team head to Cape Verde for the AFCON qualifier.

Senegal that has commanded African football in the past years is reemerging and playing Uganda Cranes will be a sufficient guage ahead of continental qualifier.

The last time Uganda and Senelgal met was in a 2014 World Cup play-off qualifier where Senegal won 1-0 Morocco in 2013.

FUFA communications manager Ahmed Hussein said that the team's technical wing is due to meet and consolidate plans for the upcoming international engagements.

 

Uganda is drawn in the 2019 Nations Cup qualifiers in Group L together with Cape Verde, Tanzania and Lesotho.

Ugandan representatives in the CAF Confederations Cup KCCA FC are drawn among the 12 unseeded teams in the competition.

The procedure for the draw of the 14th edition of the Total CAF Confederation Cup 2017 was approved by the CAF Interclubs Committee at its meeting in Cairo, Egypt.

The 16 qualified clubs have been ranked based on their performance in the continental club championships over the past five years.

Based on the ranking, TP Mazembe had 58 points, CS Sfaxien on 21 points, Zesco 15 points and FUS Rabat with 12 points and are thus placed in Pot 1.

 

A random draw will be conducted to determine the order of the semi-final and final matches. 

KCCA FC team captain Okot
Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) football club coach Mike Mutebi has said that his focus returns to retaining the Azam Uganda Premier League and improving their position in this year’s Uganda Cup.

KCCA are second behind Azam Uganda Premier League table leaders SC Villa (47points) with a points and they are in quarterfinal of the Uganda Cup.

KCCA football club yesterday advanced to the group stage of the CAF Confederations Cup is no news and Mutebi believes it should be an incentive for the players to do well locally.

Goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan saved two penalties against Al Masry FC and scored the last penalty kick to see KCCA advance to CAF Confederations Cup group stage 4-3 on aggregate.

KCCA had drawn with Al Masry 1-1 after the first leg in Kampala and the second leg in Egypt.

Players Geoffrey Serunkuuma, Muzamir Mutyaba, Timothy Awany and Ochan took the penalties.

Brian Majwega hit the crossbar in the other penalty kick.

Congratulations to Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA), the football club players, technical staff, the administration and fans.

Remembers you are guaranteed at least six more CAF Confederations Cup matches ahead of you for which we pray you will continue to shine and fly our flag high.

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