Once again, the timeline brings you the stories that you might have missed during the busy week.
Here is a recap of this week’s top stories in the world of sport.
July 19th, 2020
Anukani joins KCCA on loan
Youngster Bright Anukani joined KCCA FC on a season-long loan from Proline FC, becoming the Kasasiro Boys’ fifth signing of the ongoing transfer period after the acquisition of Denis Iguma, Stefano Mazengo Loro, Ashraf Mugume and Charles Lwanga.
Anukani made his senior national team debut on June 4, 2019, against South Africa during the 2019 COSAFA championship in Durban and scored three goals from five games as Uganda Cranes managed to win 2019 CECAFA championship on home soil in December 2019.
July 20, 2020
Onduparaka unveil their first signing
Mustafa Kizza finally earns international call, set to join Montreal Impact
Defender Mustafa Kizza’s services were acquired by Major Soccer League (MLS) Club Montreal Impact. However, his move to the MLS side is subject to passing the medical which is expected to at least happen in December when a ban on air travels is lifted in Uganda.
He remains on loan at KCCA FC but is expected to finalize a two-year deal with an option for extension for another year should everything be successful.
FUFA cashes out Club’s prize money
The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) cashed out Shs. 128M to Uganda Premier league clubs as 2019/20 StarTimes UPL season prize money.
Vipers who finished top took away Shs. 60M while Tooro United who finished the last groaned away with Shs. 0.5M.
July 21st, 2020.
Tom Ikara departs KCCA FC
The goalkeeper who joined KCCA FC in 2017 failed to cement a starting spot at the Lugogo based side and was sent out on loan to Mbarara City FC last season. The former Kirinya Jinja SS Goalkeeper was set to join URA FC but it was reported the club had opted to move for former BUL FC goalkeeper Hannington Ssebwalunyo.
Ssebwalunyo is expected to leave Maroons FC before that start of next season after negotiations with the club fell through.
Paul Kiwanuka and Francis Mugerwa join Kajoba at Vipers
Coaches Paul Kiwanuka and Francis Mugerwa were officially confirmed as Viper SC coaching assistants to Fred Kajoba ahead of the 2020/21 StarTimes UPL season.
The pair worked with Kajoba at Bright Stars FC. Kiwanuka worked with Kajoba for five years while Mugerwa teamed up with both Kajoba and Kiwanuka at different intervals at Mwewerere based club, although he joins from relegated club Maroons FC.
FUFA upholds Promotional and Relegation decisions
The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) upheld the decision that promoted UPDF from the FUFA Big league to the StarTimes UPL and demoted Saviour FC to Regional league despite the two clubs petition to FUFA that the rules were wrongly interpreted.
July 22nd, 2020
Derrick Nsibambi tests positive for Coronavirus
Uganda Cranes Forward Derrick Nsibambi tested positive for Coronavirus this very week. He was among the two cases reported at his club, Smouha SC.
Having tested positive, Nsibambi went into self-isolation for ten days and will again be tested before resuming training with his teammates.
However, it was reported that the player was in good condition and did not express any fear despite having contracted one of the worst diseases to have hit the human race.
Kyetume FC unveils Muwanga without his Knowledge
Uganda Premier League side Kyetume FC announced via their Facebook page that they had signed Uganda Cranes defender Bernard Muwanga, but the 26-year old denied having any knowledge of the development.
According to Sports Nation, Muwanga said he “hadn’t signed for any club yet” although he confirmed he had held talks with Kyetume’s officials.
Kyetume president Ruben Mubiru came out and stated that the club had not “unveiled any player yet” despite the club announcing the ‘Bright Stars FC shareholder’ as their first signing.
July 23rd, 2020
Bright Stars FC issue demand notice to Onduparaka FC
StarTimes UPL side Bright Stars FC issued a demand notice through the FUFA CEO Edgar Watson to Onduparaka FC for defaulting on players’ transfer fees.
Forward Remex Kasozi joined Onduparaka in 2018 and a UGX. 10M transfer fee was agreed between the two parties ( Bright Stars FC and Onduparaka FC).
The Arua based side has since failed to honor their end of the agreement prompting Brights Stars to issue them a demand notice as a reminder.
July 24th, 2020
FUBA cancels all 2020 local Basketball activities
The Federation of Uganda Basketball Association (FUBA) canceled all 2020 local Basketball activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decisions to cancel this year’s basketball activities was announced on Friday morning, after an Executive committee meeting which was held on 23rd July 2020.
The AfroBasket qualifiers remain the only activity left on FUBA’s 2020 calendar were Uganda will take part in the 2021 AfroBasket qualifiers scheduled to take place between 27th to 29th November 2020 in Egypt.