Uganda holds Ethiopia to goalless draw in Hawassa

Uganda Cranes secured a goalless draw against the Ethiopian national team in an international friendly match at Hawassa City Stadium in Hawassa on Saturday.

The game was one of the two lined for Uganda National team as it prepares for their first 2019 Africa Nations Cup qualifier match against Cape Verde next weekend. 

Uganda Cranes Micho Sredejovic said after the game that he achieved what he expected from the friendly as both sides offered sufficient challenges expected from them.

Uganda Cranes will now head for their second friendly match against Senegal in Dakar on Tuesday before facing Cape Verde Islands next Saturday.

First choice goalkeeper Denis Onyango and KCCA FC players, who have CAF matches to play on Saturday will join the Cranes tomorrow (Sunday) as the Cranes head for the friendly against Senegal.

All the players on the squad including substitutes save for second choice goalkeeper Said Keni played the game.

The starting line up had Ismael Watenga, Nicholas Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Bernard Muwanga, Murshid Juuko, Hassan Wasswa, Khalid Aucho, Robert Kakeeto, Ntambi Crizestom, Faruku Miya, Emmanuel Okwi

Substitutes: Said Keni, Savio Kabugo, Deus Bukenya, Martin Kizza, Nelson Senkatuka, Muhammad Shaban, Milton Kariisa

 

Jinja Secondary School wins 2017 Copa Cola

Jinja Secondary School has won the 2017 Copa Cola football championship that concluded in Masaka today.

They beat favourites St Mary’s Kitende 4-2 after penalty shots. Normal time of the final game at Kitovu had ended 1-1.

In the semifinals, Jinja Secondary School emerged from a goal down to eject Nakaseke International recovered from a goal down to force 1-1 draw and penalty shots which they won 3-1.

In the second semifinal, St Mary’s Kitende overcame a depleted Kibuli SS 2-1 to advance to the final.

 

Jinja secondary school victory means they will join St Mary’s Kitende and Kibuli as Uganda representatives at the 2017 East African secondary school football championships at St Joseph College, Layibi in Northern Uganda district of Gulu.

KCCA FC crowned Azam Uganda Premier League champions

KCCA FC are the 2017 Azam Uganda Premier League Champions with 66points in 30 games played.

The Kasasiro boys had won the title with two games to go but they were crowned after their last game which 2-1 with Sadolin Paint at Phillip Omondi Stadium, Lugogo today.

It was their second successive league victory with Coach Mike Mutebi at the helm. Overall, the title is KCCA’s eleventh trophy.

KCCA will now focus on their forthcoming group stage CAF Confederation Cup match against Club Africain of Tunisia on Tuesday.

NCS congratulates KCCA FC for winning Azam Premier League

National Council of Sports (NCS) has congratulated KCCA FC for winning the Azam Uganda Premier League 2016-2017.

NCS general secretary Nicholas Muramagi said that the club players, and officials and coach Mike Mutebi in particular deserved recognition the victory because the team has exhibited exceptional performances in the last two years.

“KCCA has had good performances in both local and international competitions. It is not by chance especially if you follow activities at the club. I urge all other sports clubs to emulate them,” Muramagi said.

For KCCA FC coach Mike Mutebi winning the second successive Azam Uganda Premier League trophy with two games to end of the 2016-2017 season and reaching CAF Confederations Cup group stage disproves his critics.

KCCA retained the Azam Uganda Premier League title with a 2-0 win over Lweza at the Phillip Omondi Stadium, Tuesday evening.

 

It is their 12th title of the league. The Kasasiro boys as they are commonly reffered to have won the league in 1976, 1977, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1991, 1997, 2007-2008, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2015-2016, 2016-2017.

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