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Teenager Kiplangat wins National Cross Country in Tororo

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The year’s edition of the national cross country championship is done, and the winner Hosea Kiplangat. In the  highly competitive championship, Uganda’s Long distance runner Kiplangat against all odds managed to hit the finishing point before any other 2:14:0 ahead of Kusuro Geoffrey who …

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Bayern beat Tigres in Club World Cup final to complete sextuple

Doha, Qatar | Xinhua | Benjamin Pavard scored the winning goal as Germany’s Bayern Munich defeated Mexican side Tigres 1-0 in the Club World Cup final on Thursday to claim its sixth trophy within a year. The Bundesliga giant finished the 2019-2020 season with a treble-winning performance and has won the …

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Cheptegei unveiled as Uganda’s new tourism ambassador

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has today unveiled star athlete Joshua Cheptegei as one of Uganda’s tourism ambassadors. Lilly Ajarova, UTB’s executive officer confirmed the development during a function held today at the Uganda Golf club in Kampala. Last year, Cheptegei broke a 16-year-old world record …

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Minister endorses centralized ownership of public sports stadiums

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The State Minister for Sports Denis Hamson Obua has expressed support for centralized ownership of public sports fields and stadiums in the country. This follows a suggestion by FUFA president and Budiope East MP-elect, Moses Magogo that sports facilities like fields should be removed from …

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UUSFA cries out over uneven sports funding

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Sports federations under their newly formed Union of Uganda Sports Federations and Associations- UUSFA have complained about the unfair distribution of funds among sports federations in the country. The issue came up during a meeting between the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga and the …

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Global boxing body promises to uplift standards in Africa

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | International Boxing Association (AIBA) President Umar Kremlev has lined up his ambitious plans to uplift boxing standards in Africa when he led the AIBA leadership and the national federations of the continent to discuss key boxing issues in a virtual forum here on Sunday. The Kremlev’s …

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South Africa netballers invite Uganda She Cranes to open season

📌 #SPARChallenge March 24-31 🇿🇦 SPAR Proteas 🇿🇦 SA President’s XII 🇿🇦 SPAR Baby Proteas 🇺🇬 Uganda’s She Cranes 🇳🇦 Namibia (TBC) Johannesburg, South Africa | THE INDEPENDENT | Following the relaxation of  lockdown level three restrictions, Netball South Africa has today announced that netball activities will resume effective from Monday 08th February …

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