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Cameroon separatists set off bomb in AFCON host city

Yaoundé, Cameroon | Xinhua | Separatist fighters in Cameroon’s restive English-speaking region of Southwest have set off an improvised explosive device (IED) in the town of Limbe which will host matches of the Africa Cup Nations (AFCON), according to local police. No one was injured in the explosion which went off …

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National Basketball League to resume in March

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Federation of Uganda’s Basketball Association-FUBA has set March 11 as the tentative date for the resumption of the National Basketball league. Arnold Katabi, Vice President of Marketing and Publicity at FUBA says that the Federation has been planning for new basketball events that will …

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Kigezi FC disqualified from Uganda Cup for using ineligible players

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kabale based Kigezi Football Club has been disqualified from the ongoing 48th edition of the Stanbic Uganda Cup competition for using ineligible players. It is alleged that Kigezi FC used ineligible players during their home game against Bushenyi Veterans FC on December 21, 2021 played …

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Uganda Cranes to face European, Asian teams in build-up ties

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Cranes are set to play five international build-up games against European and Asian national teams, FUFA has confirmed. The first three friendly games will be held in Antalya, Turkey, where Uganda will battle Iceland, Botosani and Moldova before they travel to play against …

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Rodri scores late to hand City victory over Arsenal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rodri struck a stoppage-time winner to give Manchester City an 11th successive Premier League victory as the leaders came from behind to beat Arsenal’s battling 10 men. In an entertaining start, a glancing header from City’s Ruben Dias dropped just wide before Gabriel Martinelli’s shot …

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Sports sector budget allocation to increase to UGX25Billion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Education and Sports Hamson Obua has said that Cabinet has agreed to increase the budget of the sports sub-sector from 10 Billion to 25 Billion Shillings. Obua revealed this on Wednesday during a virtual meeting with heads of sports federations and …

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