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FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel sanctions Kyetume FC

Kyetume FC has been sanctioned for violation of Article 31 of the FUFA Competitions Rules and Regulations following acts of hooliganism in their FUFA Big League match against Kitara FC on 20th April 2023 at Nakisunga Saza Ground.

The FUFA Competitions Disciplinary Panel (FCDP) has sanctioned Kyetume FC as follows;

1. Kyetume FC loses the match mentioned herein above by forfeiture.

2. A suspended deduction of two points and two goals should Kyetume FC be responsible for acts of hooliganism again.

3. A Cash fine of UGX 1M and should be paid by 2nd May 2023

5. A four match suspension for each for two Kyetume FC players Oplot Solomon and Patrick Mubiru.

6. Should the club and the players fail to heed to the sanction above, the CDP shall be constrained to take stringent disciplinary measures against them.

Youth asked to embrace Sports to nurture talents

Thousands of spectators flocked Mungonya playground in Kararo, Kyeizooba, Bushenyi district to watch 8th edition of Bushenyi under 17 league cup finals between Nyabubare and Mashonga fc.

While officiating the function, Dan Mugura Karukiiko hailed the organizers noting that this will help young people to discover their talents.

Mugura urged people to support sports saying that sports are no longer a wastage of time, rather the sports are looked at as a major source of employment to youths.

He however appealed to players to continue with their studies not to focus on sports saying sports are helpful to those who are educated.

Sharif Nuwagaba, the chairperson Bushenyi under 17 league said that this tournament started with the aim of bringing youth together and discovering talents of different people from Bushenyi district and over 300 have so far benefited through acquiring scholarships at different levels of education.

Nyabubare young stars fc defeated Mashonga fc 2-0 in the 90-minute game play and the winning team was given a trophy and sets of uniforms.

Kiplimo wins Uganda’s Second Gold Medal at Commonwealth games

Uganda’s long-distance runner Jacob Kiplimo has won another gold medal at the ongoing 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Kiplimo won the men’s 10,000m title breaking gold medalist Joshua Cheptegei’s 10,000m record in a stunning time of 27:09:19 on Tuesday evening at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

“I think for me winning this Commonwealth Games title was everything, the most important thing for me this season,” said Kiplimo while speaking after winning the race Tuesday night. “But I still have a lot of things to do in the future at the Olympics and world championships,” added Kiplimo.

The 21 year old Jacob Kiplimo who took bronze at the recent world championships has commandingly continued Uganda’s tradition of winning the men’s 10,000m final at the Commonwealth Games.

He finished ahead of Kenyan pair Daniel Simiu Ebenyo and Kibiwott Kandie.

Ugandan Gold medalist Jacob Kiplimo(Centre) celebrates with Kenya’s silver medalist Daniel Simiu Ebenyo (L) and Kenya’s bronze medalist Kibiwott Kandie (R) during the medal ceremony for the men’s 10,000m athletics event at the Alexander Stadium, in Birmingham on August 2, 2022.

Kiplimo has eight major championship medals in seven years. He is the reigning World Half Marathon champion as well as the world record holder, having run 57.31 over 21K in Lisbon in November, 2021.

His win means Uganda has won five times in a row since 2006, bringing the country’s medal tally to two at the ongoing Commonwealth Games.

In 2006, Boniface Kiprop triumphed in Melbourne followed by Moses Kipsiro who won the title in Delhi (2010) and defended it in Glasgow (2014) before Joshua Cheptegei won it in Gold Coast in 2018.

FUFA cancels Uganda Cranes’ trip to UAE.

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has cancelled the Uganda Cranes’ trip to the United Arab Emirates due to challenges with flight travel.

Uganda Cranes was set to travel for two intentional matches against AFCON bound sides Gabon and Mauritania in Abu Dhabi on 30/12/2021 and 01/01/2022 respectively.

However, according to Ahmed Hussein, the FUFA communications director, the trip which was slated for today December 29, 2021, has been cancelled due to flight challenges.

Kipsiro’s Presidential car promise still a mystery, seven years after

Three-time Commonwealth champion, Moses Kipsiro, 35, has revealed that he has never received his gift from the president. Kipsiro disclosed the car was picked from Victoria Motors by individuals from State House but seven years later he has not had any breakthrough in tracing the individuals who picked the car.

Kipsiro was rewarded with a car by President Museveni for making the country proud when he struck gold for Uganda in the 10,000-metre race during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.

Kipsiro explained that in 2014, upon his return to Dublin for treatment on his knee injury, he received a call from Victoria Motors informing him that the car promised to him from State House had been released. Kipsiro had decided to give up on the car as he struggled with injuries and oother personal set backs which frustrated him further.

Former state minister for sports Charles Bakkabulindi has expressed committment to assist Kipsiro get a Toyota Pajero car, which President Museveni gifted the athlete after his gold medal triumph.

Bakkabulindi noted that several sportsmen and women have benefited from President Museveni’s prerogative to reward success over the last 10 years.

In fact, recently Joshua Cheptegei, Peruth Chemutai, Stephen Kiprotich and Jacob Kiplimo, who won medals at the 2020 were rewarded for their international success received their brand new double-cabin pickups.

So, who took Kipsiro’s car?

Story compiled by Zaid Nanyonyi


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