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Unqualified sports federations risk repaying Govt funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several National Sports Federations and Associations risk reimbursing all government funding they have received over the past five financial years, according to recommendations made by the Select Committee formed to investigate the operations of the National Council of Sports (NCS). The Committee found that …

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Select Committee calls for forensic audit of sports body

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Select Committee constituted to investigate the operations of the National Council of Sports (NCS) has called for a forensic audit on the sports body. The recommendation is contained in the report presented by the Chairperson of the Select Committee, Hon. Laura Kanushu  …

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FUFA Drum: FUFA partners with Rock Boom

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Federation of Uganda’s Football Association (FUFA) has partnered with Harris International’s leading energy drink brand, Rock Boom, to enhance the annual FUFA Drum Competition. The FUFA inter-provinces competition is scheduled to return to action in May 2023, five months after the previous edition …

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Verstappen wins chaotic F1 Australian GP

Beijing China | Xinhua | Red Bull’s Max Verstappen survived the drama of three red flags and a late restart to take victory in Sunday’s Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park. Verstappen had been leading the race comfortably, but a late red flag to clear debris after Kevin Magnussen had hit the …

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Chelsea sack Potter as first team coach

London, UK | Xinhua | Chelsea sacked coach Graham Potter on Sunday night after their 2-0 defeat at home to Aston Villa on Saturday, during which the fans at Stamford Bridge sang “you don’t know what you’re doing” at Potter. The defeat leaves Chelsea 11th in the Premier League, with little …

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Bayern stun Dortmund to recapture Bundesliga top spot

Berlin, Germany | Xinhua | Thomas Muller’s brace helped Bayern Munich cruise 4-2 past front runners Borussia Dortmund and ensured a perfect debut for new head coach Thomas Tuchel at the 26th round of Bundesliga on Saturday. With the result, Bayern move past Dortmund and established a two-point gap atop the …

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