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National Basketball League to resume in March

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Federation of Uganda’s Basketball Association-FUBA has set March 11 as the tentative date for the resumption of the National Basketball league. Arnold Katabi, Vice President of Marketing and Publicity at FUBA says that the Federation has been planning for new basketball events that will …

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Kigezi FC disqualified from Uganda Cup for using ineligible players

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kabale based Kigezi Football Club has been disqualified from the ongoing 48th edition of the Stanbic Uganda Cup competition for using ineligible players. It is alleged that Kigezi FC used ineligible players during their home game against Bushenyi Veterans FC on December 21, 2021 played …

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Uganda Cranes to face European, Asian teams in build-up ties

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Cranes are set to play five international build-up games against European and Asian national teams, FUFA has confirmed. The first three friendly games will be held in Antalya, Turkey, where Uganda will battle Iceland, Botosani and Moldova before they travel to play against …

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Rodri scores late to hand City victory over Arsenal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rodri struck a stoppage-time winner to give Manchester City an 11th successive Premier League victory as the leaders came from behind to beat Arsenal’s battling 10 men. In an entertaining start, a glancing header from City’s Ruben Dias dropped just wide before Gabriel Martinelli’s shot …

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Sports sector budget allocation to increase to UGX25Billion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Education and Sports Hamson Obua has said that Cabinet has agreed to increase the budget of the sports sub-sector from 10 Billion to 25 Billion Shillings. Obua revealed this on Wednesday during a virtual meeting with heads of sports federations and …

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Onduparaka fans invade pitch, KCCA FC match abandoned

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT The Uganda Premier League game between Onduparaka FC and KCCA FC was on Monday abandoned after Onduparaka supporters invaded the pitch. The fans were protesting a decision by the referee to award KCCA a penalty. Before the game at the Green Light Stadium in Arua …

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Sekatawa jumps off sinking Nyamityobora FC ship

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ali Sekatawa, the patron of Nyamityobora FC in Mbarara district has resigned amidst accusations of match-fixing and sports betting. Sekatawa has been the patron of Nyamitobora FC for more than ten years. In his resignation letter, Sekatawa says that match-fixing and sports betting have …

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AFCON to go ahead as planned in Cameroon next month

Yaoundé, Cameroon | Xinhua | The Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Patrice Motsepe has said that the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), scheduled for next year in Cameroon, will go on as planned, ending widespread speculation that the biennial football competition could be postponed again due to COVID-19. “I’m going …

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Magogo pledges more support to the growth of women football

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Engineer Moses Magogo, the President of the Federation of Uganda Football Association-FUFA has pledged more support towards the development of women’s football in his next term of service. He disclosed this in his end-of-year message delivered at the FUFA house in Mengo. “We will continue …

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