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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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Leicester extend lead in English Premier League

  Full-time: Leicester City 1-0 Southampton#LeiSou pic.twitter.com/lvYHcbYxl6 — Leicester City (@LCFC) April 3, 2016 London, United Kingdom | AFP | Premier League leaders Leicester City went seven points clear at the top of the table after skipper Wes Morgan scored in a 1-0 win at home to Southampton on Sunday …

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Abel Dhaira burial set for Wednesday

The remains of former Cranes goalkeeper Abel Dhaira arrived in Uganda early Sunday. Dhaira died last week in Iceland, where he was under cancer treatment. Abel, son of Cranes goalkeeping great Bright Dhaira, will be buried on Wednesday in Jinja. Family members led by Dhaira (Abel’s father), FUFA Officials, vice-president …

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Ronaldo winner ends Barcelona’s 39-game unbeaten run

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo struck the winner as 10-man Real Madrid came from behind to end Barcelona’s 39-game unbeaten run 2-1 in El Clasico at the Camp Nou on Saturday. Gerard Pique’s towering header put the hosts in front on the night they honoured legendary former player …

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Athletics: Kenya anti-doping bill risks missing deadline

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenyan lawmakers have held the preliminary reading of a bill criminalising sports doping, just days before a deadline to avoid threatened Olympic expulsion. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) gave Kenya until April 5 to tighten its anti-doping law and provide funding for a proposed Anti-Doping …

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