Its a fresh week, but we can’t move on without a recap of last week’s top stories in the world of sport. Kamardin shero and last week’s top stories on the timeline today.
28th September 2020
Mbalangu confirmed as new Arua Hill SC head coach
FUFA Big League side Arua Hill Sports club officially confirmed Hussein Mbalangu as their new head coach.
The CAF “A” licensed tactician was officially unveiled by the Arua outfit on Monday morning at Heritage Courts in Arua.
The club also confirmed that Mbalangu will be assisted by former Express FC U17 head coach Joseph Kiwanuka who holders a CAF B license.
URA unveils Galiwango as fourth signing
Defender Arafat Galiwango completed a move to the four-time Uganda Premier League champions Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) FC.
The lanky defender joined the tax Collectors on a three-year deal with an option of a fourth year from Police FC and became the club’s fourth signing of the ongoing transfers window after Nunda Jackson, Hannington Sebwalunyo, and Ssali Davis.
Last season, Galiwango featured in 23 of the 24 league games for Police FC, helping the Cops to 4 clean-sheets.
At URA, He is expected to slot into the starting lineup as left-back while Brian Majwega who occupied the position is expected to be pushed further forward.
29th September 2020
URA loans out Ntege to BUL
Uganda Revenue Authority on Tuesday reached an agreement with BUL FC on a one-year loan move for striker Anwar Ntege.
Ntege who joined the tax collectors last season became the fourth player to be loaned by Sam Ssimbwa after Robert Odokonyero joined Onduparaka FC while Steven Munguchi and Najib Fesali were sent out to Gaddafi FC.
Muhammad Rashid joins Kyetume
Former Onduparaka FC skipper Muhammad Rashid completed a move to the StarTimes UPL side Kyetume FC.
The defender put pen to paper on a one-year employment contract to reunite with his former coach Charles Livingstone Mbabazi and teammate Ezra Bida whom he worked with at Mbarara City and Onduparaka.
He became the latest addition to the Slaughterers squad after Joshua Kigozi, Hassan Kabuye, Raymond Walugembe, Mustafa Mujuzi, Derrick Were, Richard Matovu, Felix Okot, and Bida Ezra who were all snapped up by the club during the transfer window.
30th September 2020.
Pitso Mosimane leaves Mamelodi Sundowns for Al Ahly
Long-serving Mamelodi Sundowns Pitso Mosimane resigned from his role as at the club to take up a job at North African giants Al Ahly.
He became the first black African coach to manage the Egyptian giants after penning down a two-year employment deal at the club to succeed Swiss tactician Rene Weiler.
Mosimane who won his fifth league title and was the most decorated coach in the Premiership with a total of 11 trophies in his eight years at Sundowns.
1st October 2020
Nsereko joins SC Villa
Young winger Muhammedi Nsereko completed his move to the sixteen-time UPL champions SC Villa.
The former St. Mary’s Kitende and Vipers Junior Team right-winger was unveiled on Thursday after signing a three year deal with Jogoos to become the ninth addition for the club in the ongoing transfer window after martin Ssenkooto, Meddie Kibirige, Nasser Lukwago, Geoffrey Goffin Oyirwoth, Muhammad Ssenoga, Isaac Ogwang, Andrew Kiwanuka and Ronald Sekiganda.
Dhata finally joins Vipers SC
Uganda Premier League Champions Vipers SC signed South Sudanese right wing-back Joseph Dhata.
Dhata who has been training with the Kitende outfit since last season put pen to paper on a four-year deal after receiving his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) from South Sudan Football Association (SSFA).
The former Buddo SS skipper became Vipers’ fifth addition after David Bagoole, Ibrahim Orit, Disan Galiwango, and Jamil Kaliisa.
2nd September 2020
Dhaira returns to Maroons FC
Goalkeeper Eric Dhaira returned to StarTimes FUFA Big League outfit Maroons Football Club.
The younger brother to the deceased Uganda Cranes goalie Abel Dhaira put pen to paper on a two-year contract having spent last season on Katwe United.
Professional boxers receive COVID fund from WBC
The World Boxing Council, WBC provided financial support to six Ugandan Professionals.
The relief fund was handed over to the beneficiaries by Maureen Mulangira a former Boxer and UPBC treasurer at a function that was graced by the Uganda Professional Boxing Commission President Salim Uhuru at Mukwano Mall.
The beneficiaries were; Badru Lusambya (2004, 2009 ABU Superwelter weight champion), Joseph Vegas Lubega ( 2012 ABU Light Welterweight Champion), Davis Lusimbo (2002 ABU Super Lightweight champion), Francis Kiwanuka “Macho” (1999 ABU Super featherweight champion), Michael Kizza (2002 ABU Super featherweight champion) and Joseph Kiwanuka and each of them received Shs. 2.7M.
3rd October 2020
Rashid Okocha extends stay at Onduparaka FC
Left-back Rashid Okocha extended his stay at West Nile UPL giants Onduparaka FC.
On Saturday morning in a well-crafted short video on all the club’s social media platforms, the caterpillars confirmed that Okocha had renewed his contract with a caption “Jay Jay is staying.”
The overlapping left-back joined Onduparaka in June 2017 from Nebbi Central and put pen to paper on a three-year contract that expired at the end of the 2019-20 StarTimes UPL season.
4th October 2020
McKinstry names traveling squad to Dubai Camp
Uganda Cranes head coach Johnathan Mcknistry released a 26-man squad list ahead of the Dubai training camp.
The squad that comprises of 12 domestic league players and 14 foreign-based players was bound to depart the country on Sunday evening aboard Emirates Air.
Additionally, the Northern Irish national also confirmed a list of 14 officials that will be headed by FUFA Executive committee member Ronnie Kalema.
The Camp was organized to offer enough preparation for the Cranes’ players ahead of the upcoming 2021 AFCON qualifier double-header games against South Sudan in November.