It was another week of interesting stories that we get to let go of and move on to the new week that is seeming to promise more. But, before we get to move on too fast, Ronald Yiga takes a look at what transpired last week with the timeline bringing you the top stories from last week.
OCTOBER 20, 2020
Mutombora signs a new three-year contract
The Venoms fans woke up to good news on a cold Tuesday morning, and this was goalkeeper Fabian Mutobora extending his stay at St. Mary’s Stadium for another three years.
The news came at the moment when the fans were asking several questions as to why the club had delayed renewing his contract which had expired earlier in August.
The Burundian international guided Vipers SC to their 4th league title with splendid performances and a couple of clean sheets and it was just a matter of time before he could be offered a new deal.
The new contract will see Mutombora play for the Venoms up to 2023.
OCTOBER 21, 2020
At last, Kitara FC joins UPL
Hoima based side Kitara FC joined the table of men at last after several failed attempts while playing in the FUFA Big League.
Brian Muluri’s lone strike against Kiboga Young was enough to give Kitara the Long-waited for promotion to the Startimes Uganda Premier League in a game played at FUFA Technical Center in Njeru on Wednesday 21st October 2020.
Kitara was eliminated by Paidah Black Angels in the 2017/18 playoff final at Startimes Stadium Lugogo before finishing 5th in Rwenzori Group in the 2018/19 season.
Ssenfuka quits Vipers, Set to join Wakiso Giants
Promising midfielder Rahmat Ssenfuka left Vipers SC after two seasons. Ssenfuka and Vipers SC agreed to terminate the midfielder’s four-year contract by mutual consent.
Ssenfuka joined Vipers in July 2018 from Police FC and he has managed to win the 2019/20 Uganda Premier League title and the Pilsner Super 8.
He is reportedly training with Wakiso Giants FC with a possible move.
Wakiso Giants quartet to miss out season start
Huge blow for Wakiso Giants FC as four players are set to miss out part of the season with long-term injuries.
The sidelined players include Ayub Kisaliita, Tom Masiko, Hakim Ssenkumba and George William Katende.
“According to the medical reports, Kisaliita has grade II tear of the medial meniscus and grade III tear of the lateral meniscus, Masiko has a partial tear of the right ankle ligament foot while Katende has Grade III of tear of the medial meniscus as well as a partial tear of the collateral ligament. The MRI scan on Ssenkumba revealed a grade II tear of the medial and lateral meniscus,” read a statement on the club’s official website.
“Further assessment will be made and if they require surgery, the club will support them.”
0CTOBER 22, 2020
Locally based players put on hold
Many local-based players woke up to unsatisfying news of being excluded from the initial Uganda Cranes squad which will take part in the forthcoming AFCON 2012 qualifier doubleheader match against South Sudan.
20 foreign-based players were summoned by the Head Coach Jonathan Mckinstry on Thursday 22nd October. A few local-based players will be added to the initial squad list after further assessment of their current preparedness.
Uganda will host South Sudan at St. Marys’ Stadium Kitende before making a visit to Juba for a return leg.
OCTOBER 24, 2020
Buganda Regional league over Kampala Regional League
It was a battle of FUFA Regional FA’s as Buganda Regional League overpowered Kampala Regional League for a slot in the FUFA Big League.
Buganda RFA’s representatives Luweero United FC were victors over Kampala RFA’s CATDA FC to book a place in the 2020/21 FUFA Big League thanks to Joseph Justus Nkabirwa’s lone strike.
It was a long wait for the Kosovo Boys who had almost spend their eternity playing football ball in the 3rd Division League and now it’s time to change the history books.