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F1 champion Rosberg announces shock retirement

Berlin, Germany | AFP |  Nico Rosberg announced his retirement from Formula One on Friday, just five days after winning the world title for Mercedes in a move that stunned motor racing. “I took my decision on Monday evening. After reflecting for a day,” the German said in a statement …

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Okwi, Umony miss out as Uganda names 40 for AFCON training

Emma Okwi and Brian Umony were the two prominent faces missing as Uganda named their preliminary squad to start preparations for the Gabon 2017 African Cup of Nations finals. The two stars have struggled with injury and not had enough playing time in the past year with their clubs. Uganda Cranes head …

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Colombia plane crash: What we know

The same plane was used two weeks ago to fly the Argentine national football team — with Messi on board  La Unión, Colombia | AFP | Here’s what we know — and don’t know — about flight LMI 2933, which crashed into the Colombian mountains Monday night with a Brazilian …

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Football mourns as plane crash kills Brazilian players

La Unión, Colombia | AFP | The football world was plunged into mourning Tuesday after a plane carrying a Brazilian team crashed in the mountains in Colombia, killing 75 people with six survivors, officials said. Football legends Pele and Maradona as well as current superstar Lionel Messi led tributes to …

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FUFA seeks court protection

Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) President Moses Magogo on Tuesday petitioned  the High Court in Kampala seeking an injunction against The Registered Trustees of Federation of Uganda Football Association.  The group is led by Daniel Walusimbi. Magogo wants Walusimbi and the disgruntled ex-footballers to be blocked from interfering with …

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Five things we learned in the Premier League

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea stayed top, Manchester City registered a gritty win at Burnley, Manchester United lost more ground following yet another home draw and Liverpool were left sweating on Philippe Coutinho. Here are five things we learned in the Premier League this weekend: Chelsea can mix …

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Uganda’s Toroitich destroys cross country field in Spain

Uganda’s Timothy Toroitich continued his preparations for the World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017 by winning Sunday’s 35th Cross Internacional de la Constitución (Alcobendas) on the outskirts of Madrid, Spain. Toroitich’s victory in the second leg  race of the 2016-17 IAAF Cross Country Permit series, was his second race win of …

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Hamilton wins Abu Dhabi but Rosberg is World champion

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | AFP | Nico Rosberg won his maiden Formula One world title by securing second place behind his Mercedes arch-rival Lewis Hamilton in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday. Rosberg started the 21st and final race of 2016 12 points clear of Hamilton and …

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Verstappen ready to play desert ‘kingmaker’ in Formula One

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | AFP | A teenager who passed his driving test little more than a year ago, Max Verstappen is the extravagantly-talented ‘outsider’ set to create an upset in the final outcome of this year’s Formula One world championship this weekend. If the 19-year-old Red Bull …

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