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AFCON U-17 QUALIFIERS: Ethiopia’s coach warns Uganda cubs

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Cubs will face Ethiopia in their last Group A match at the on-going Zonal Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) U-17 qualifiers in Rwanda this afternoon at the Umuganda Stadium in Rubavu, Rwanda. Although the Uganda Cubs have already booked a place in the semi-finals, …

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Lewandowski wins FIFA best player award

London, England | THE INDEPENDENT |   Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski won the best FIFA men’s player award on Thursday, beating the other two finalists Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony was held as a virtual event at the …

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Firmino’s late header takes Liverpool top

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Roberto Firmino headed in a 90th-minute winner as Liverpool beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Anfield and overtook their title rivals at the top of the Premier League table. The Reds had the better of the first half and took a 26th-minute lead when Mohamed Salah’s …

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Uganda cubs battle Kenya in Afcon U-17 qualifiers

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Cubs will this afternoon battle Kenya in the on-going Zonal Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) U-17 qualifiers in Rubavu, Rwanda. Victory for the Cubs will see them book a place in the semi-final stage.  Uganda Cubs coach Hamzah Lutalo told Uganda Radio Network on …

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Chelsea lose, Man City held in Premier League

London, England | THE INDEPENDENT |   Chelsea slipped to their second defeat in four days after Pedro Neto’s injury-time goal condemned them to a 2-1 defeat away to Wolves on Tuesday night. Olivier Giroud had put Chelsea in front with a well-taken left-foot volley in the 49th minute from Ben …

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FUFA partners with Umbro as the official technical sponsor

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Federation of Uganda Football Association-FUFA has announced a long-term partnership with Umbro as the official technical sponsor for the next four years. FUFA president Moses Magogo says Umbro has all it takes to lift Uganda to a top footballing country on the African continent. …

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Gulu boxing club embarks on grassroots recruitment drive

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu boxing club has embarked on a grassroots drive to promote boxing and recruit young talent in Acholi sub-region. There are currently 6 senior boxers in the club including Sarah Laker, Geoffrey Ocan, Innocent Amoko, Michael Komakech, Lucky Ogenrwot and Nelson Oyoo and more than …

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Messi grateful for Ballon d’Or Dream Team spot

Buenos Aires, Argentina | THE INDEPENDENT |   Lionel Messi, Ronaldo and Cristiano Ronaldo said Monday they felt honored to be named in the greatest team of all time by France Football. Having cancelled its annual Ballon d’Or award for the world’s best footballer because of the coronavirus pandemic, the weekly …

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