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Uganda’s athletes team ready for Africa Cross Country Championships

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s team of athletes will set off for the African Cross Country Championship in Tunisia today. Abdallah Muhammed, the Publicity secretary at Uganda Athletics Federation (UAF), says the contingent of five athletes only Senior Men category includes Elijah Cheptoek, Abel Chebet, Ezekiel Mutai, Isaiah Kibet, …

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Bayern coach Tuchel set to leave in June

BERLIN | Xinhua | Bayern Munich and head coach Thomas Tuchel have mutually agreed to part ways in June, the Bundesliga giants confirmed via their official website on Wednesday. Although Tuchel’s contract was due to expire in June 2025, both parties agreed to part company one year ahead of schedule …

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Three top Ugandans in South Africa for continental golf championship

Cwinyaai, Sekibejja and Nsubuga ready for Africa Amateur Golf Championship Johannesburg, South Africa | THE INDEPENDENT | Joseph Cwinyaai, Andrew Sekibejja and Godfrey Nsubuga will carry the Ugandan flag at the inaugural Africa Amateur Golf Championship that tees off February 21-24 at Leopard Creek Country Club in South Africa. “I …

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Moone and Basiima win at February MTN Monthly Tee

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Michael Moone and Bridget Basiima started from where they stopped last season, by winning the Overall and Ladies crowns at the MTN Monthly Tee of February, at the Lakeside Entebbe Golf Club on Saturday. Moone, who won the Order of Merit for Men last …

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Easy Birdies academy eyes future golfers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Easy Birdies Golf Academy (EBGA) has stepped up a campaign to spread the game of golf among school going children in Kampala and Entebbe. Hannington Mpiima, the executive director of the academy, says interest in the game is growing among the young. Easy Birdies Golf …

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Absa Bank Uganda sends golfers to 2024 Magical Kenya Open

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The 10 golfers from Uganda who will be taking part in the Pro-Am event of the 2024 Magical Kenya Open have been flagged off during a ceremony at Absa Bank Uganda. Absa is sponsoring the entire contingent’s participation in the prestigious tournament – happening …

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2023 AFCON winners Cote d’Ivoire receive state recognition

ABIDJAN,  Cote d’Ivoire | Xinhua | Players and managers of the Cote d’Ivoire national football team received recognition of distinctions and donations on Tuesday in Abidjan after winning the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). During a ceremony at the presidential palace, in the presence of President Alassane Ouattara, the …

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Kenyan marathon record holder Kiptum dies in road crash

NAIROBI, KENYA | Xinhua | The athletics world Monday paid tribute to marathon record holder, Kelvin Kiptum, who died in a road accident alongside his Rwandan coach Gervais Hakizimana on Sunday night in northwest Kenya. According to Elgeyo Market Police Commander Peter Mulinge, Kiptum was driving a sedan vehicle when …

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