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Hat-trick king Ronaldo silences big game critics

Madrid, Spain | AFP | “Goals are in my DNA,” concluded Cristiano Ronaldo after spearheading a famous Real Madrid comeback with a hat-trick to see off Wolfsburg and reach the Champions League semi-finals for a record sixth straight season. The three-time World Player of the Year’s self-appraisals are rarely humble. …

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Kenyatta promises $10,000 for Olympic gold

Nairobi, KENYA | AFP | Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Monday he will give priority to pass a new anti-doping law to beat a deadline and ensure the east African track giants compete at the Rio Olympics. The second World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) deadline for Kenya to tighten its anti-doping …

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Leicester qualify for Champions League, eye EPL title

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Premier League leaders Leicester City qualified for the Champions League for the first time in their history on Sunday. Leicester’s 2-0 win away to Sunderland allied to fifth-placed Manchester United’s 3-0 loss at Tottenham Hotspur guaranteed the Foxes a top-four finish and with it …

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Kawooya wins ‪Kabaka’s Birthday‬ ‪‎squash title

Mike Kawooya beat Ian Rukunya Friday night to win the squash final in the ongoing Kabaka Mutebi’s 61st birthday celebrations. Kawooya won the final at Kampala Club, the climax of a week-long tournament. Buganda Kingdom’s Joan Nassolo was chief guest and handed over the trophies to different winners. The birthday celebrations …

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SC Villa mauled 7-0 in Morocco

FUS de Rabat (Morocco) 7-0 SC Villa (Uganda) Scorers: Mourad Batna 26, Ce As Mandaw 34, Abdessalam Benjelloun 40, El Mehdi El Bassil 48, Marwane Saadane 70, Youssef El Gnaoui 81, Mohamed Fouzair 90 SC Villa’s CAF Confederation Cup trip to FUS Rabat in Morocco ended in misery, with the …

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Football: Museveni boosts cash-strapped Ugandan club

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP A financial pledge from President Yoweri Museveni will help Uganda football club SC Villa fulfil a CAF Confederation Cup fixture against FUS Rabat in Morocco Friday. The long-serving head of state has promised the cash-strapped Kampala club $120,000 (105,000 euros) toward the costs of the …

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Real suffer shock first leg defeat at Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg 2 Madrid 0 PSG 2    Man City 2 Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid suffered a shock 2-0 Champions League defeat at Wolfsburg in Wednesday’s quarter-final, first-leg to leave them on the verge of a European exit. In Paris, away goals by Kevin De Bruyne and Fernandinho handed Manchester City …

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Dhaira laid to rest, stadium to be named after him

Former Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Abel Dhaira was laid to rest Wednesday in Mayuge. The stadium where he started his career, Walukuba Tobacco ground, will be renamed Abel Dhaira stadium, soccer governing body FUFA revealed. Thousands, including Iceland’s national soccer coach Heimir Hallgrimsson attended the burial ceremony for the former Cranes …

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Uganda mourns goalkeeper Dhaira

Saddened by the death of Abel Dhaira, sports officials dressed in black paid their last respects Monday during a requiem service at All Saints Church Nakasero. Minister of State of Sports, Charles Bakkabulindi said, “Uganda has built a strong team of goal keepers. Abel one of them, was good at penalties and this …

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