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.

Runner Jacob Kiplimo won Uganda’s first ever gold medal in World Cross Country history after he came first in the 2017 Kampala World Cross Country at the Independence Grounds in Kololo on Sunday.

Kiplimo started off as usual with Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Eritrea in the lead pack.

As the crowds cheered the runners, he posted 22.40seconds to be the first.

Ethiopia's Amdework Walelegn settled for silver medal while Kenya's Richard Kimunyan settled for bronze.

In the senior men’s race, Kenya's Geoffrey Kamworor successfully defended his World Senior men's title.

Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei followed closely behind the defending champion Geoffrey Kamworor but he collapsed later.

Kenya won gold in the inaugural mixed relay final, the first race of the day, with a total time of 22.22 minutes.

In second came Team Ethiopia and in third was Team Turkey who beat Uganda to the fourth place.

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.

Muramagi (speaking) and NCS Chairman Bosco Onyik
National Council of Sports has saluted Uganda national men’s basketball team for qualifying for the 2017 Afrobasket due August in Congo-Brazzaville.

The team overcame Rwanda 77-64 on Friday night in the semifinal of the Zone V qualifiers in Cairo, Egypt as they return for Afrobasket for a second time in a raw.

“Wow! This is fantastic. They (men’s team) have not ashamed us. Indeed we saw the potential in them and could not let them miss the opportunity to showcase it,” Muramagi said on receiving the news of the team’s qualification.

NCS gave the men and women basketball teams 32 tickets air-tickets worth Ush80m to travel for the qualifers at a time the basketball federation FUBA had almost given up on sending them for the FIBA Africa Zone V Afrobasket Qualifiers in Cairo, Egypt.

The draw for the 2017 edition of the Africa Women volleyball club championships  have put Ugandan representatives Ndejje Elites in Pool A with the 2016 finalists Carthage Club of Tunisia, Cameroons INJS and Asec of Ivory Coast.

Ndejje start their campaign against Carthage today, Asec on Sunday before facing INJS in their last group game on Tuesday next week.

Winners of the tournament will represent Africa at the 2017 Women's World Club Championships in Kobe, Japan in June.

Al Ahly of Egypt hold the title after defeating Tunisia's Carthage in a decisive set last year.

Draws of the Africa Women volleyball club championships 

Pool A: Carthage (TUN), Asec (CIV), INJS (CMR), Ndejje (UGA)

Pool B: Ahly (EGY), University (ZIM), Marsa (TUN), Bejaia (ALG), Prisons (KEN)

Pool C: Pipeline (KEN), GSP (ALG), Army (RWA), Bafia (CMR)

Pool D: Shams (EGY), ARSU (SEY), Sfaxien (TUN), FAP (CMR)

A total of 553 athletes from 59 countries will compete in the IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017.

Only UAE, Iraq and Turkmenistan which had confirmed participation are not among the countries while Egypt and Cameroon that were not among the preliminary entries are now on.

Uganda will have 33 male and female athletes competing, USA has entered 28 athletes, Eritrea 25, , Kenya and Ethiopia have entered 30 athletes, Canada 23 among other countries.


The final entry list will be approved after the technical meeting at Kololo Independence Grounds at 4:00pm on the eve of the competition March 25, 2017.


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