Uganda Cranes coach, Jonathan Mckinstry sacked

Jonathan Mckinstry says it has been a pleasure for him to work with dedicated staffs and players to develop the Uganda cranes since he joined the national team in 2019.

On Monday it was announced that FUFA and Mckinstry had reached an agreement to bring the Northern Irishman’s contract to an end after just 18 months.

Mckinstry who has been in charge of the national football team, the Uganda Cranes since September 2019 had signed athree- year contract that still had a running period of 17 months.

Mckinstry released a statement responding to his sacking on monday afternoon on his website.

“I have today reached an agreement with FUFA to bring to an end my role as head coach of the Uganda men’s national football team”, reads a statement from Mckinstry.

It has been my pleasure to work with dedicated staff and players to develop the Uganda cranescranes since 2019 a period that saw us win 2 in every 3 game,recording 67% win rate including 12 wins , 3 draws and 3 defeats across our time together.

“It was particularly rewarding to lead Uganda to victory in the CECAFA challenge cup 2019 by winning all of our game something which has only been achieved once before by Uganda in their history .

” My thanks also to the wider football fraternity in Uganda in Uganda for their support ever the last 18 months , and to the player and efforts during our time together .

“I wish both FuFA and the Uganda cranes the very best in seeking to move forward.

During his 18 month stay as the head coach , Mckinstry was in charge of 18 games winning 12 drawing and losing thrice each.

At the start of last month , he was asked by FUFA to step aside from his role for one month and Abdalah Mubiru and Livingstone Mbabazi were appointed as interim coaches ahead of the just concluded cranes failed AFCON 2021/qualification campaign.

Allan Ssewanyana enters race for FUFA presidency

The member ofParliament of Makindye East,Chairman for Katwe FC and shadow minister of sports in parliament, enters the race for FUFA presidency.

Allan Ssewanyana also participated in the 2017 ,but his supporters were locked out and limit Allan to became the president of FUFA.

Allan Ssewanyana , at his office at Makindye today Monday 12th,April 2021, while addressed the media, confirmed his readiness.

“I am presenting myself as a candidate for the position of FUFA president at the next general assembly, we must make football an enjoyable environment for every stakeholder including myself, players,investors, coaches, sponsors, media and fans”, Allan confirmed his readiness to stand for the presidency for FUFA.

“You are all aware that I petitioned FIFA in May 2017 about Mr. Mose Magogo’s illegal resale of 2014 World cup tickets and investigations were opened against him on 23rd July 2018.

Magogo entered a plea bargain under Article 67 parpar.I of the FIFA code of Ethics statutes, this means that he pleaded guilty and entered a deal with FIFA for the purposes of obtaining a lenient sentence from FIFA”, Allan added.

Magogo fined ugx 37000,000 (CHF 10,000) and was banned from taking part in any kind of Football related activities at National and international level for two months.

Allan flunked by his lawyer Allan Mulindwa who is a sports lawyer and lover of the growth of the game just like him.

Before 10th December 2019, Mr. Magogo Moses defied the ban by attending a match at Mandela National stadium between Uganda cranes (2-0) win over Malawi .Through my lawyer Allan Mulindwa , I petitioned FIFA again and the matter went under investigations by FIFA through their correspondences and we are waiting for their decision.

However, Mulindwa Associates & CO . Advocates, I also locally petitioned the minister of Education and sports Hon Janet Muswveni .K who ordered the inspector General of government to investigate MR .Magogo Moses for re- sale of tickets.

Accountability is to report to those you are responsible to and for. Mr.Magogo has not in any way reported to those he is responsible to such as government, tax paywea while at the same time the footballers and administrators have suffered same fate.Thus means the FUFA’s system is not transparent and laws or statuses are only made to close out any possible challenges to presidency or accountability.

Over the years the National Council of Sports Regulations qeew not made to streamline registration , operations, structures and conduct of FUFA and other sports associations which created legal a lacuna and power strive in FUFA which administration was inherited by Magogo in 2013.

Government passed the regulations in 2014 which Magogo’s administration fought because they were harmonizing football and conduct of FUFA and thus led to civil cases in courts of law over legality of the establishment of FUFA and its legal registration.

But up to now, Magogo as a leader has failed to stir FUFA ahead out of these turbulent legal battles because he represents his interests and not those of the game and or FUFA.

Ssemwogerere appointed as care taker of Kampala Archdiocese.

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Paul Ssemwogerere of Kasana- Luweeronto be the Apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Kampala.

The appointment follows the death of DR.Cyprian Kizito Lwanga on Saturday morning who has been the Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese. He succumbed to heart failure.

Bishop Ssemwogerere will carry out this role until the Pope appoints a new Archbishop.

Bishop Paul Ssemwogerere was born on 30th June 1956 is a Roman catholic prelate who is also the Bishop of the Ronan catholic Diocese of Kasana – Luweero in Uganda where he was appointed Bishop of Kasana-Luweero on 4th June 2008 to replace Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga who had been elevated to Archbishop.

He was ordained a priest on 3rd June 1983 and consecrated Bishop on 23rd August 2008 by Bishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga.

He attended Kigero primary school before transferring to Kisubi Boys primary school and then studied at St.Maria Goretti senior secondary school Katende, where he completed his O- level studies.

In 1976, Ssemwogerere and seven other young men became pioneer students at St Mbaaga seminary at Ggaba, this was the first class of this seminary, which specializes in admitting men to train as priests when they are older than usual, and without attending minor seminary.

In 1978, the late Cardinal Emmanuel Kiwanuka Nsubuga sent Ssemwogerere to the saint Francis de sales seminary in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the united states, where he graduated with a masters of Divinity degree in 1982.

On 21th November 1981, he was ordained adeacon by Archbishop Rembert weakland, the Archbishop of the Roman catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

He was ordained a priest on 3rd June 1983 at Kampala, by Cardinal Emmanuel Nsubuga Archbishop of Kampala and he served as a priest in the Roman catholic.

Archdiocese of Kampala at Christ the king in Kampala until 4th June 2008 when he was appointed Bishop.

He was appointed Bishop of the Roman catholic Archdiocese of Kasana- Luweero on 4th June 2008 and was consecrated as Bishop on 23rd August 2008 at Kasana- Luweero by Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, Archbishop of Kampala, assisted cardinal-priest of sant’Ugo, and cardinal Emeritus of Kampala and Archbishop Paul Tshang in -Nam, Titular Archbishop of Amantia and papal Nunai to Uganda at the time.

Kakooza recognises the best footballer of march, as Real stars outstanding sports scribes.

The Uganda’s Hippos and Police’s seed one Derrick Kakooza, crown the best footballer of the month of march 2021 of Fortebet Real stars Sports monthly awards at Route 256 restaurant, Lugogo.

Kakooza scored a hat trick during the semifinals against Tunisia as Hippos slash 4-1 victory before he clinched the eventual man of the match award.

Derrick beats the UPL leading soccer Steven Mukwala of URA and KCCA forward Sadat Anaku.

Kakooza flanked by his father Charles Sempijja and agent Solo Kayemba, the exciting by the recognition.

“Am really very happy and excited, the U20 competition is my best memorable moment in my life and am going to work hard because I want to win the Balando”.

Real sports investments , today excellent warded in four sports disciplines namely football, Netball, Rugby and golf.

In Netball, Joan Nampungu Scooped the gong on account of her wonderful exploits during the recently concluded spar challenge Tri -Nations series that took place in cape Town, South Africa.

Joan was vote the best defender in spar challenge she beat Irene Eyaru who clinched the best shooter accolade and shafie Nalwanja.

In golf, Irene Nakalembe beats Joseph Cwinya-ai and Martha Babirye.

However, in Rugby Maxwell Ebong beats KOBS duo Justin Kimono an Pius Ogena.

The awards are sponsred by Fortebet, Jude Colour solutions and Canaan investments.

Although ,this awards will create the competition among the competitors and the the organisers are ready to extend to East Africa, Africa and to get more sponsors , in order to double the cash prize cash of the winners.

Lord Mayor collapses during prayers of late DR.Lwanga.

The Kampala lord mayor Erias Lukwago has been evacuted from Lubaga cathedral after collapsing during the mass to commemorate the life of the former Archibishop of Kampala Arch diocese His Grace DR. Cyprian Lwanga this afternoon.

Lukwango who was seated in the area reserved forbVIPS , was lifted by two men and evacuated through the door linking to the priest’s residence shortly after collapsing on Monday afternoon.

It is still unclear why Lukwago collapsed last year, Lukwago was admityed to Nairobi hospital after being siagnosed with acute anaphylaxis , an allegic reaction to somenfoods in insects, stings and medicine.

This condition cause the immune system to over react to the allergen by releasing chemical and cause one to go shock experience a drop in blood pressure and blockage in breath.

But his aides said

“The Lord Mayor is still in shock after the loss of an astute cleric, amiable gentlemen , a vanguard of justice and good governance, a fervent defender of human dignity, rights and freedoms.

However, the DR. Andrew Ssekitoleko confirmed that the heart attack was the cause of the deathdeath for the Grace Archbishop Lwanga .

“The cause of the death of the Archbishop Lwanga was a heart attack , there was a blood clot in the verse that goes to the heart which limit blood transmission to the heart, that limit him to breath, then after three minutes he dies”, private personal DR.Andrew Ssekitoleko confirmed.

When the postmortem report carried out two family members , two church members and DR Anders was the observer has the postmortem carried out.

Although, the CCommemorate is still ongoing , Tuesday, to Kololo Airstrip for public president’s commended the work of the late, then to their grass root Kyabakadde, Mukono for the commemoratecommemorate mass for the life of the former late Archbishop Lwanga, then Wednesday to Namugongo to commended the work and development puts there and public eye viewing, then to cathedral , where , he will be buried on Thursday.

The mass is being presided over by the Bishop Paul Ssemwogerere of Luweero who has commended the works of the late when he was part of Luweero diocese. The Bishop also decried the stinking levels of corruption in the country.

George Kituku empowered the youth to get involved in the Golf sport

George Kituku (C) with some of the academy kids at the golf course

The coach of AfRIYEA GolF ACADEMY George Kituku, empowered the youth to get involved in the Golf sport.

“Golf is not for this high privileged families, golf is for both less and high privileged families. Many kids thought that the high privileged families which is not the case , even the kid from less privileged families can play golf and become successful in the world “, George Kituku stated.

The principled George kituku used his seniority of the game to highlight the core principles of the sport.

” The first core principles are , hard working, Academic excellent, respect, Discipline, environment conscious among others, are the best core principles of the sport”.

However, the CEO MR Isaiah Mwesige confirmed their readiness opportunity for the kids to show what they can do.

“There are many kids out there who can be the next Tiger woods of this world, but they all need our support to play the game and these are mostly the kids from the a struggling family .

As the academy we are ready to give them opportunities and show us what they can do”, Isaiah Mwesige confirmed.

The well established golf academy with Uganda’s top professionals as the coaches in the academy have managed to train over 100 golf students since its well focused to continue train as many kids as possible.

Many young kids have not been given an opportunity to try their luck in the game because people have scared them to join the sport because they keep telling them that the game is for the rich and corporates only.

AFRIYEA has also trained so many kids from less priviledge families who have the passion and talent of Golf sport. So far the Academy has many excelled kids who have already won tittles in various tournaments which motivates the Academy management to continue helping other kids with such talents.

The academy does not only train kids golf but it also focuses on life skills in leadership, environment conversation, agricultural skills as they believe that life skills are very important in shaping the kids in a bright future.

AFRIYEA also promise to continue giving kids the best life skills experience that can help them grow upright.

Molly Byekwaso replaces Mike Mutebi at KCCA FC

Kampala Capital city Authority (KCCA) FC have parted ways with manager Mike Hillary Mutebi.

The development was confirmed on Monday evening by the board secretary in press release circulated by the club shows Mutebi’s five year stint has came to an end.

“KCCA FC and the Manager Mike Hillary Mutebi have today, the 29th of march 2021 agreed by mutual consent to terminate his employment with immediate effect”, part of the release read.

Mike Mutebi leaves the club as the most successful manager in the club’s history after guarding them to three league titles, two Uganda cup titles four FUFA super cup and one CECAFA clubs cup in his five years at the club.

The club has further also confirmed the appointment of Morley Byekwaso as interim first team manager.

Byekwaso has been Mutebi’s assistant for the past three years and was the head of the Uganda Hippos team that performed miracles at the U20 AFCON finals in Mauritania.

KCCA sits fourth on the log with 27 points garnered after the first round of the StarTimes premier league.

MUSIAN EDDY KENZO’S WON ANOTHER GLOBAL AWARD

On the 25th of March, Eddy Kenzo who is Uganda’s finest music export added yet another award to the long list of his global recognitious.

The singer was annouced the Best male Act of the year in the Global music .

Awards Africa defeating the likes of Davido, Burna Boy and Diamond Platinumz.

He was quick to announce this feat to his social media fans who flooded him with congratulatory messages and applauses.

However, after some few hours the negative comments started questioning the rampant number of awaeds the singer gets despite having no hits in that period recognition.

People were questioning how Kenzo keeps being recognized in abrupt awards which happen with zero publicity and call for voting thus a thing that has troubled them for a while now.

One thing for sure, if there is one sections of fans that are hard to please, these are definetely, the Ugandans and Kenzo has tasted their wrath more than anyone, of course with exception of Bebe cool.

GUNNERS RECEIVE BOOST TO HOPES OF KEEPING ODEGAARD.

The 22 year old moved to the Emirates on loan in January and has already made quite an impact for Mike Arteta’s side.

According to football insider, should Zidane remain Real manager come the summer, he would have no issue with letting the Norway vaptain depart the Bbernaben.

Odegaard signed for Real Madrid from home town club storms godset as a 16- years-old, but he has been unable to break into the first team for the first team for the 13-time European champions.

He is played 130 club game over the last six years- but 119 of them have come during loan spells at Herenveen, Vitesse Arnhem, Real Sociedad and now Arsenal.

WAFULA PHILIP RE-ELECTED AS HOCKEYPRESIDENT

Uganda Hockey Association (UHA) ,former general secretary Philip Wafula, retains the presidency sit for Uganda Hockey Association after defeating the former president Dhamuzungu Lydia Sanyu.

“Lydia has done well but we now need a strategic focus in everything that we do”, Wafula said while addressing the media at Lugogo yesterday saturday after being elected.

” We are going to focus on three things, unity,focus and growth, I want to close the gap between the club and the federation for the development of the game. In terms of growth hockey is based in central region that limits us more talents, and limits more chances to the players to play on the national team”,Wafula stated.

“We have three tournaments ,Easter cup, X-mas cup and the league and in my regime I want to increase on the tournaments and to take hockey in the schools, and to increase on clubs in the national league thorough club formation and reduction in fees paid by the club”, Wabula added.

Despite the botched trip to the Africa Olympic qualifiers in 2019 in South Africa,Dhamuzungu who has led the association since 2017-will take credit for reviving national teams after they were disbanded in 2011.

The national team had progressed to the qualifiers after being declared winners of the president’s cup by Africa Hockey Federation as their opponents had not turned for the tournament in Kampala.

Uganda also last month they automatically qualified for the Africa cup due January 2022 in Ghana after some opponents failed to confirm participation on the qualifiers.

Full list of the Uganda Hockey Association elected members.

Philip Wafula- President

Joshua Opolot-Vice president

Stanley Tamale – General secretary

Tamale Kenneth -Treasure

Richard Ssemwogerere- Organising secretary

Saddam Hussein-Publicity secretary

Committee members.

Okello Martin

Bridget Beinne

Innocent Lasikala.