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Magogo promises to keep hippos team together

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Federation of Uganda Football Association-FUFA President, Moses Magogo has unveiled his plans to keep the current Hippos team together for all other forthcoming championships. He was receiving the team following their return from the U20 Afcon finals in Mauritania. The Hippos lost 3-0 in …

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Joan Laporta returns as FC Barcelona president

Madrid, Spain | Xinhua | Joan Laporta was elected president of FC Barcelona for a second time after a vote of the club’s membership on Sunday. With 87 percent of the votes counted, Laporta had won 57 percent, ahead of Victor Fontwith on 31.6 percent and Toni Freixa who polled 9.5 …

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Boxing federation hunts for land to host AIBA academy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Boxing Federation-UBF is searching for land to host a multipurpose boxing academy to boost the sport in the country. The Amateur International Boxing Academy-AIBA donated the facility valued at US$5 million following a request by Moses Muhangi, the President of Uganda Boxing Federation. “With …

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Ex-Uganda Cranes players speak out on McKinstry’s suspension

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ex-Uganda Cranes players have weighed in on the suspension of the national football team head coach Johnathan McKinstry. Early this week, the Federation of Uganda Football Association asked the Irish tactician to set aside from his duties for a month effective March 2. The decision …

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Uganda’s Hippos are 2nd best at AFCON 2021

AFCON U20 FINAL 2021 Uganda 🇺🇬 0  Ghana 🇬🇭 2 BEST XI 2021 🇬🇭 Danlad Ibrahim 🇨🇫 Flory Yangao 🇨🇲 Blondon Meyapya 🇬🇲 Jawra Lamin 🇺🇬 Aziz Kayondo 🇲🇦 El Mehdi El Moubarik 🇬🇲 Lamarana Jallow 🇹🇳 Chibeb Labidi 🇬🇭 Abdul Fatawu I. 🇺🇬 Kakooza Derrick 🇧🇫 Joffrey Bazie Weight of history too …

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AFCON qualifiers: Uganda Cranes provisional squad unveiled

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Cranes interim coaches have summoned a 31-man squad to start preparations ahead of two crucial Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying matches later this month. The assistant coaches Abdallah Mubiru and Livingstone Mbabazi announced the squad today before the Cranes host Group B …

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FUFA sanction Police FC chairman Asan Kasingye

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ethics and Disciplinary Committee of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has sanctioned Police FC chairman AIGP Asan Kasingye. The decision announced today follows Kasingye’s misconduct during a Uganda Premier League game between Police FC and Vipers SC. It is alleged that the …

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Pele becomes honorary member of Vasco da Gama

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Xinhua | Brazil legend Pele has been named an honorary member of Vasco da Gama, despite having never played for the club. The 80-year-old received two Vasco shirts – one with his famous No. 10 and the other with the No. 80 – and a plaque …

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