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Three-day Equity Bank NARO Golf Open starts Thursday

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Equity Bank Uganda Limited has re-affirmed its passion for sport and its ability to bring Ugandans together by partnering with the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) to organize an inaugural golf open this week. The Equity Bank NARO Open is set to run November 11th to …

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CECAFA asks member associations to invest more in women football

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (CECAFA) has asked member associations and stakeholders to invest more in women football. Auka Gecheo, the CECAFA executive director challenged subscribing countries to increase funding in women football, which will help female players to exploit the …

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Uganda Cranes starts preps for Kenya, Mali World Cup qualifiers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s National Football team Cranes has intensified preparations for World Cup qualifiers against Kenya and Mali this month. Uganda Cranes will host Kenya on November 11, 2021, at St Mary’s Stadium Kitende before visiting Mali on November 14. The journey started with a buildup …

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Police still hunting for missing Eritrean players

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police are examining documents left behind by missing female Eritrean players to ascertain whether they had links with the established Eritrean communities in Uganda. Early this week, five Eritrean players went missing from their camp at Sunset hotel international in Jinja. They were …

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Man City ease past Man Utd to claim bragging rights

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | David De Gea was the star performer but he could not prevent Manchester United from falling to a 2-0 defeat to rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford. The champions went ahead on seven minutes when Eric Bailly diverted Joao Cancelo’s cross into his own net. …

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Bayern and Juventus reach last 16

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bayern and Juventus both booked their places in the UEFA Champions League knockout stages on a landmark night for Robert Lewandowski. Bayern 5-2 Benfica The superb Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick and missed a penalty on his 100th Champions League appearance as Bayern booked …

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Ronaldo rescues Man United in draw at Atalanta

Atalanta 2-2 Manchester United Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cristiano Ronaldo repeated his Matchday 3 heroics against Atalanta to rescue a point for Man. United, who remain top of the group. Strikes from Josip Iličić and Duván Zapata twice put the third-placed Italians ahead, only for two Ronaldo finishes – …

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Spurs appoint Conte as new head coach

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Antonio Conte has returned to the Premier League after being named the new head coach at Tottenham Hotspur. The former Chelsea head coach takes over from Nuno Espirito Santo at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The 52-year-old Italian, who was most recently in charge of Inter Milan, …

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Netball She Cranes in Namibia for Pent Series Opener

In match-day one game, Uganda will play Zambia, Namibia will battle Kenya while Malawi will take on Zimbabwe.   Windhoek, Namibia | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda National Netball team, the She Cranes is aiming for victory over Zambia in their opener in the Pent series starting today in Windhoek, Namibia. Uganda’s …

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