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Review: KCCA, URA play to an exciting stalemate

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Champions KCCA FC and rivals URA FC played to a one-all draw in their StarTimes Uganda  Premier League game, at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo on Tuesday. Ashiraf Mandela put the visitors in the lead as early as the eighth minute, before Allan Okello’s 57th-minute strike cancelled out his goal. KCCA......

Review: Proline hold off Maroons to pick up fourth win of the season

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Bottom side Proline FC picked up their fourth win of the season after they defeated Maroons FC 3-2 in their StarTimes Uganda Premier League game played at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo on Tuesday. Edrisa ‘Torres’ Lubega, Mustafa Mujjuzi and a late Hamis ‘Diego’ Kizza goal gave Proline the victory, while......

Review: SC Villa conquer Onduparaka in Arua

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SC Villa were the first side to pick up a victory at the Greenlight Stadium, they again made history, becoming the first side to win two games at the stadium, after they picked up a comprehensive 3-1 victory over an utterly disappointing Onduparaka. That ambition was clear from the start,......

Uganda vs Malawi: How they rated

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The Uganda Cranes marked a year since they last played at the Mandela National Stadium, with an emphatic 2-0 victory over Malawi, in what was head coach Johnathan McKinstry’s first game at home. Emmanuel Okwi gave the Cranes the lead in the 30th minute, brilliantly controlling Joseph Ochaya’s long ball......

AFCON 2021: Bayo, Okwi on cue to hand McKinstry victory on home debut

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Two goals in either half of the game by striker Emmanuel Okwi and Fahad Bayo were all that mattered as the Uganda Cranes downed the Flames of Malawi as the Cranes kept alive their chances of qualifying for their third consecutive AFCON tournament. The game which came 366 days since......

Malawi coach out to avenge for 2000 loss to Cranes

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The last time Malawi played the Uganda Cranes was close to 20 months ago, the game ended in a goalless draw. But that is just part of the long-standing rivalry between these two nations.   Nineteen years ago, Malawi were in Kampala for a 2002 African cup of Nations qualifier......

McKinstry looking forward to electric atmosphere at Namboole

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Uganda Cranes head coach Johnathan McKinstry has been in charge of two games since he took over coaching reigns of the national side. Both those games have come on the road though, with the Cranes picking up a victory over Ethiopia in his first game in charge before they picked......

The little moments will matter, Onyango cautions Cranes ahead of Malawi game

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Uganda Cranes take on the Flames of Malawi on Sunday in their first home game of the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers, marking 366 days since they last played at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole. It is a game of very much importance to the Uganda Cranes, as it......

Preview: KCCA host ‘noisy neighbors’ Vipers SC in mammoth derby at Lugogo

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KCCA vice chairman Aggrey Ashaba earlier this week labelled rivals Vipers SC as ‘the noisy neighbors’. The statement will be the center of attention ahead of their league clash at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo. KCCA have won 13 league trophies since they gained promotion to the top division in 1974.......

Review: Police resurgence continues with victory over Bright Stars

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Police Football Club moved to 14th position on the log after picking up a narrow 1-0 away victory over Bright Stars at the Bombo Barracks stadium in Bombo. Ben Ocen’s first half strike was enough to see Abdallah Mubiru’s charges pick up their second consecutive victory for the first time......

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