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Arua Hill sports club relegated over licensing shortfalls

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The FUFA Club Licensing Appeals Committee has relegated Arua Hill Sports Club to the second division league. The decision follows an unsuccessful appeal by the West Nile-based club against the withdrawal of its club licence by the FUFA Club Licensing Committee for failing to meet …

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Makerere sports Arena requires extra Shs2 Billion for completion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University is seeking an extra two Billion Shillings to complete the Multipurpose Sports Arena. Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe told URN that while the first and second phases of construction have been successfully executed, the project has hit a standstill due to a lack …

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CHEPTEGEI: Parents are key in sports success

Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Long-distance champion Joshua Cheptegei, has urged parents in Sebei sub-region to support and nurture their children’s talent in sports and education, emphasizing the role of parental empowerment in securing their offspring’s future. The three-time world champion in the 10,000 meters highlighted the pivotal role …

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Excitement builds as Ker Alur football finale nears

Pakwach, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As the 6th edition of the Ker Alur football competition hurtles towards its grand finale on Nov. 30, the counties of Jonam, Padyere, and Okoro find themselves in a heated battle for the coveted prize of Shs 4 million. Ker Alur, in collaboration with its …

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Museveni cautions against alcohol, prostitution

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has urged athletes to focus on discipline in their active sports careers. Museveni made the appeal on Wednesday while hosting a group of athletes at a luncheon at State House Entebbe. The athletes include those who participated in the World Athletics …

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Six boxers picked to participate in olympic qualifiers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Olympic Committee- UOC has selected six boxers to take part in the upcoming Boxing Olympic Qualifier in Dakar, Senegal 2023. The six boxers include bomber captain Joshua Tukamuhebwa (63kgs), Jonathan Kyobe (57kgs), Isaac Zebra Ssenyange (71kgs), Grace Nakinga (50kgs), Shafik Mawanda (51kgs), and former …

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Lira club uses sports to raise awareness about sickle cell

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Lira-based sporting club has embarked on using sports to raise awareness about sickle cell anemia. Lira and generally Lango sub-region has one of the highest prevalence sickle cell anemia which leads to sickle cell disease. Studies have generally found that Northern Uganda leads in …

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National Sports Bill to be reconsidered

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Sports Bill, 2023 that President Yoweri Museveni did not assent to was referred to the Committee on Education and Sports for reconsideration. The Bill which was passed 02 March 2023 seeks to create regulations governing the National Anti-Doping Organisation as an independent body …

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