Airtel Uganda hands over UGX 100,000,000 for the 2017 Airtel-FUFA Awards

Airtel’s Kisakye calls upon Ugandans to vote as many times as possible for their favorite players in the 4 awards that are SMS based

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations, this morning, officially launched the 2017 Airtel-FUFA Awards scheduled for 1st December 2017 at Speke Resort hotel, Munyonyo in Kampala.

Launched in 2014, the Airtel-FUFA awards are held every year with a goal of honoring and recognizing the excellence of Ugandan footballers throughout the year regardless of their team or club performance. The awards also aim to encourage players to remain disciplined and focused throughout the year.

This year, the awards will see Geoffrey Sserunkuuma, Muzamil Mutyaba and Tadeo Lwanga battle for the honor of being awarded Airtel – FUFA male footballer of the year while Hasifah Nasuuna, Vannesa Kalungi and Fazila Ikwaput are the nominees for the Airtel – FUFA female footballer of the year.

Speaking on behalf of the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo, Mr. Rogers Byamukama thanked all the sponsors for their contributions that have been instrumental in planning these awards; specifically, Airtel Uganda for standing with FUFA and believing in Ugandan football. “Our objective is to bring these outstanding players to the front, recognize them and award them for their efforts as well as the entertainment throughout the year. This year we will have 11 awards given out,” Byamukama commented.

Speaking on behalf of main sponsor Airtel Uganda, Mrs. Remmie Kisakye Kakuru, the Head – Brand and Communication, commended the awards organizing committee for the consistency in holding the awards as well as the media for the job well done in the past and encouraged them to keep it up.  She appealed to the public to vote as many times as possible in the 4 award categories that are SMS based as winners will be chosen according to the votes they received. “On behalf of Airtel Uganda, I would like to pledge our commitment to continue supporting football in Uganda at all levels,” she concluded, thereafter handing over a cheque of UGX 100,000,000 to the organizing committee.

The 4 sms based awards include the ; Airtel-FUFA Male player of the year, Airtel-FUFA Female player of the year, Fans’ Favorite Ugandan player of the year, Fans favorite player in Other Leagues- outside Uganda. To vote, type FUFA (space) Code of the player and send to 8888.

Kitende S.S Players feature in 2017 COPA Coca-Cola Global Cup

Losing to Jinja S.S in the COPA Coca-Cola 2017 tournament earlier this year did not stop two St. Mary’s Kitende S.S players from reaching the recently concluded COPA Coca-Cola Global Cup championship played in Durban, South Africa.

Ssonko Pius Lutaaya and Ssentamu Joshua, who were part of the team that was fielded for COPA 2017, were selected during the Kenya Secondary Schools Sports Association East Africa games to be part of the team that represented East Africa in the Global Cup.

2017 COPA Coca-Cola Global Cup teams with their coaches

The East Africa team found the going tough in their opening Group B fixture against South Africa Team 2 losing 6-1. This was followed by a 7-2 defeat to Russia Team 1 in the second group match.

“The tournament has no doubt stretched the players prompting them to do some soul searching about what they want to achieve as players,” commented Peter Mayoyo, the East Africa team coach, after an exciting Day 1 at the COPA Coca-Cola Global Cup in Durban.

Mr. Rodney Nzioka, the Coca-Cola Uganda Brand Manager, commended the East Africa team for the masterful display of talent at the tournament.

“Through this platform, we gave two talented players an opportunity to interact with and play against their counterparts from different countries who have been exposed to a different standard of football and despite the fact that they did not win, I commend them for their eagerness to learn and believe that they return better players than when they left,” he stated, adding that Coca-Cola Uganda remains dedicated to the continued development of sports in Uganda right from the grassroots.

COPA Coca-Cola Global Cup is a three-day U-15 boys’ and girls’ five-a-side tournament established in Zimbabwe in 1989. East Africa is a squad made up of players from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, whereas WIMA is West Island, Middle Africa, and the squad is made up of players from DRC, Rwanda, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast.

Tunisia were crowned COPA Coca-Cola Global Cup Under-15 champions after beating Nigeria 7-6 in penalties in the final on Sunday.

White Bryan injects cash in Express FC

New money king in town White Bryan has fulfilled his promise to Express FC after he handed over millions to Express Executive at Kampala Serena Hotel on Tuesday. Bryan said his aim is to uplift the standard of one of Uganda’s oldest clubs. He is also said he is here to uplift living standards of youth by injecting more onto them.

“Fulfilling my promise to my team Express FC,” Bryan posted on his wall after handing over millions to the team which he is a fan to.

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Hima Cement Boosts KCCA Festival with 43 Million Sponsorship of the Rally Segment

Hima Cement has joined the KCCA Festival as one of the sponsors of this year’s extravaganza with a 43 Million total sponsorship package. The Hima sponsorship will go towards organizing of a motor rally to be held in Naguru on Saturday 7th October 2017.

Hima’s sponsorship of the rally segment of the festival is in line with their already existing venture into Motor sport support. Hima has an existing partnership with the Federation of Motorsport Clubs of Uganda, recently sponsored the Pearl of Africa Rally and also sponsors rally Driver Ambrose Byona “Omunyeto”

Speaking at the reveal of the sponsorship, Hima Cement Commercial Director Allan Ssemakula said that they are excited to come on board as sponsors for what is arguably Kampala’s most colorful and exciting event.

“Hima Cement is involved in a huge way in the developments and projects in and around Kampala city; current and past. When you look around you, our cement has contributed to build this great city we call home so it is very easy for us to want to associate with activities that continue to elevate the stature of the city and that is why we have come in to take part in this year’s carnival.” Said Ssemakula

HIMA Cement is one of five major sponsors of the rally that is expected to see over 40 cars taking part in the 2.5 km Rally Sprint at Naguru Satellite City to kick off at 10:00am.

The Rally will attract veteran drivers like Emmanuel Kato and Moses Lumala. Drivers in the current Championships expected to take part include – Chris Takisfitidis the current leader, Ronald Sebuguzi, Hassan Alwi, Hima Sponsored Ambrose Byona, Duncan Kikankane Mubiru, Omar Mayanja, Arthur Blick Junior, Kuku Ranjit, and Fred Wampamba.

Speaking for KCCA at the launch, Jennifer Musisi the Executive Director KCCA said that even though the KCCA Festival has been running for 6 years, this is only the second year that the Rally segment is being held. “We introduced the rally segment to add an exciting element for the thousands of rally fans in Kampala.”

Hima has a long history of supporting Motorsport related activities in Uganda in part as a way to drive road safety initiatives. This has been done through sponsorship of FMU Road Safety Campaigns that they carry out regularly with Ministry of Works and Traffic department of Uganda Police. “Our involvement in Motorsport is in line with our objective to promote road safety both internally among our drivers but also to the public. Motorsport in a big way plays a part in the behavior we see on the road. Our message therefore is Motorsport is meant to be enjoyed in a controlled environment but off the field, even these drivers maintain safe standard of Road Usage.” Affirmed Ssemakula

This year’s rally at the festival will have three classifications; the NRC Category, CRC Category and Sprint Championship 2017 and will have a much faster track than last year with an average speed of 85kmphr. The track will have Drift Zones, Power Stretches, Jumps and Water Splashes.

Vipers SC opens merchandise shops

Latest info reaching our desk has it that Vipers Sports Club has opened merchandise shops around Kampala. The new shops so far after at St. Mary’s stadium, Kajjansi and Zzana.

Sources close to the Club management have told this website that by Friday, the Club’s fans in Kampala will know where to buy everything about Vipers.

The merchandise are sold at the following prices; Jerseys @20k, @30k & @50k, Scarfs @30k & @10k, Polo shirts (white & red) @50k, Hats @20k & @10k.

“Vipers Sports Club merchandise shops are now open. St. Mary’s stadium, Kajjansi & Zzana for now… By Friday, our fans in Kampala will know where to buy everything Vipers. Jerseys @20k, @30k & @50k, Scarfs @30k & @10k, Polo shirts (white & red) @50k, Hats @20k & @10k, #UPLLive #Venoms,” Wasike posted.

Plascon unveils New Kits For Rugby and Football Teams

Plascon Paints has unveiled new sports kits for their rugby and football teams. Going forward the teams that have been known as Sadolin Mongers and Sadolin FC will now be known as Plascon Mongers and Plascon FC respectively.

Plascon Paints Managing Director Chris Nugent unveils the new Jerseys

This move comes after Japanese firm Kansai Plascon’s recent acquisition of Sadolin Paints.

Speaking during the unveiling ceremony at Plascon offices, Chris Nugent the Managing Director at Plascon Paints Uganda Ltd said, ”Sadolin has been very actively involved in sports as our way to support the development of sports in the country and give the youth an avenue to grow their talents. Our commitment to supporting sports in the country does not stop with this acquisition but in fact will be made stronger now that we are part of a global player.”

The Managing Director also revealed that they have a partnership with Manchester United and in time, shall be doing some activities with them either bringing home team members here or have some of their customers fly to England to watch some United Matches.

He lauded the teams for putting up spirited performances in both football and Rugby Leagues.

Plascon Mongers recently made it to semi finals of the Rugby 7’s and Plascon FC will have a chance to play in the Uganda Premier League this season as well.

Kids Of Africa “Run For Fun” 2017 launched

The annual Kids of Africa Run for Fun 2017 is set to take place on 15th October. This was revealed yesterday at a Press Conference held at Kampala Sheraton Hotel.

The ‘Run For Fun’ is aimed at raising funds for the provision of safe drinking water through construction of boreholes to the community, and to celebrate their 11th anniversary. This is the 7th edition of the “Run for Fun” and the growth of the event has been most encouraging.

The inaugural run in 2011 had over 300 runners of all ages;

In 2012 there were over 500 runners, and by 2016 it had 923 participants;

This year over 1000 runners are expected.

Venue

The starting point will again be from Kids of Africa located in Bwerenga (Wakiso District). Coming from Kampala, take the Entebbe Road to Kawuku (25 km). At Kawuku, a signpost says Kids of Africa at the boda boda stage. Take a LEFT turn then continue on the murram road to Kids of Africa village (4km). Along the murram road you will come to a “Y” junction after 3km.Continue to the left, past the football pitch on the right, down and up a hill (Lake Victoria is on the right). As you go up the hill, you will pass new houses on the left. Take a right turn at the Kids of Africa signpost. The car park can be seen and the village entrance is 100m from this point.

Objectives

Last year we raised approximately 80 million Ugandan Shillings which was used to complete the modern dental clinic at Kids of Africa.

This year’s objective is to raise 100 million Ugandan Shillings which will be used to construct 4 boreholes to cater for the water needs of the local community.

3 RACES, 4 AGE CATEGORIES & SCENIC ROUTES

There will be 5km, 10km and 21km races, with the following age categories: Under 12 years (5km only), 13-17 years, 18-49 years and 50+ years.

Participants should meet at 6:30am to collect their event T-shirts and race numbers. The 21km will start at 7:30am sharp; the 10km race at 7:55am, and the 5km at 8:15am. The courses are set in Wakiso District, between Kampala and Entebbe on the shores of Lake Victoria. In addition to being challenging, the routes take runners through local countryside, villages, and have picturesque views over Lake Victoria.

Prizes

The first three male and female finishers in each race and age category will receive medals and a cash prize.

REGISTRATION CENTRES AND FEES

The registration fee is UGX 20,000 per individual. From 1 October, participants can register at:

  1. Shop 47, Grand Imperial Hotel Shopping Mall, Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm
  2. Endiro Coffee Kisementi. Monday – Saturday 10am-8pm.
  3. Centenary Bank Kawuku-Entebbe Monday – Saturday 10am-6pm.
  4. Namasuba Total Petrol Station Monday- Sunday 10am-6pm.
  5. Kids of Africa – Swiss African Village Monday –Sunday 8am – 6pm.

Late registration is possible at the venue on the event day, but at the higher fee of UGX 30,000. However, please note, there is no guarantee of getting an event T-shirt, or a finishing position and time if your register on the event day.

ACTIVATE UGANDA, LTD

As previously, the races are being organised by Activate Uganda, Ltd, the country’s leading professional sports event & timing management company.

SPONSORS

We thank all our sponsors who have been supporting “Run for Fun” since 2011.

Special gratitude to ROKO Construction who have been our main sponsors for the past 6 years and, again this year.

Thank you to all our other sponsors for making this event possible, including: Orient Bank, DFCU Bank, Yako Micro Finance, Sheraton Kampala, Vasani Electrical Co. Ltd, Bank of Baroda, MMAKS Advocates, Centenary Bank and Allied Plumbers.

Kids of Africa

Kids of Africa, a Swiss initiative, is a children’s home operating in Uganda. It takes care of 100 abandoned children in ten family homes, each headed by a foster mother.  The children represent the next generation of Ugandan society and it is hoped they will contribute to the futures of similarly disadvantaged youngsters in years to come.

 

Floyd Mayweather claims he has seven girlfriends because ‘having one is too close to having none’ and insists Conor McGregor fight was his last

Daily Mail

Floyd Mayweather spoke to Diego from Awkward Puppets about his lifestyle

The 40-year-old revealed he has seven girlfriends and 25 cars in Las Vegas alone

Mayweather defeated Conor McGregor for his 50th career victory last month

The retired boxing icon insisted the encounter was the final one of his career

Floyd Mayweather has given fans an amusing insight into his life, from how many women he dates to how much money is in his bank, during an interview with a puppet.

In a chat with Diego from the YouTube channel Awkward Puppets, Mayweather revealed he has seven girlfriends and 25 cars in Las Vegas alone, including a red Bugatti and a yellow Ferrari.

Mayweather also insisted that his money-spinning showdown with Conor McGregor in August was definitely the last time he will enter the boxing ring.

‘The last fight that I fought, that was the money fight,’ Mayweather said. ‘For real, because the next fight, they’re going to try and get me to fight an alien on another planet.’

Mayweather was speaking to Diego in front of his strip club in Las Vegas, called Girl Collection.

He was asked if he has a girlfriend and replied by revealing that he is not a man who is loyal to only one woman.

‘How many women I have? Probably about seven deep,’ Mayweather said. ‘Lucky seven.

‘We go out to eat, some of us travel together. Having one is too close to having none.’

Diego also pressed the money man on his wealth. Mayweather told him he has several bank accounts before being grilled on how much is held in just one of them.

‘$200million,$300million, yeah. In different accounts,’ he said.

Mayweather pocketed an estimated $100million just from taking on McGregor in August. He defeated the Irishman with a 10th-round stoppage to record his 50th career victory.

North Korean leader Kim is a fan of premier league side

Kim Jong-un revealed as Manchester United fan who believes North Korean footballers will soon take over Premier League

The Sun

Kim Jong-Un has been revealed as a huge Manchester United fan — and believes it is only a matter of time before North Korean players are heading over to the Premier League.

A close friend of the nuclear tyrant revealed to SunSport how he loves the beautiful game and never misses a major football tournament.

Italian senator Antonio Razzi confirmed the crackpot dictator had told him during private conversations of his love for the Red Devils.

But when asked if Kim compared himself to any United heroes such as Eric Cantona or Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Razzi told The Sun: “No, Kim is Kim — he is the only one.”

North Korean wonder kid Han Jwang-song has come into the public domain following an eye-catching start to the season with Perugia in Italy’s second tier.

And Razzi told how Kim believes he will be just the first of many players to come out of the secretive state and shine on the world stage because it is “a country in constant evolution”.

And he expects the Premier League to soon be inundated with North Korean talent.

Razzi is an eccentric figure in Italian politics, who has become well-known in his homeland mainly due to his close friendship with Kim.

Afrisafe sponsors Chairman’s cup golf tournament

Afrisafe Risk Consultants, Uganda Limited, a new insurance Advisory firm are the new sponsors for the 9th edition of this year’s annual Entebbe club chairman’s cup.

The golf event is expected to attract over 240 golfers for a one day golf social event. Up for grabs, is a brand new Jeep grand Cherokee vehicle worth $88,000 for a hole in one played.

Speaking at the press launch, Afrisafe Chairman, Mr. Kwame Ejalu was pleased to announce that sponsorship for the annual event on the golf calendar.

AfriSafe chairman, Kwame Ejalu (c) addressing the press during the launch…. Flanked by the Entebbe golf club chairman Twine-Manzi on the left and Marvin Kagoro

“I have a long history with the Entebbe golf club, where I have sponsored golf for the past 8 years beginning with Alexander Forbes. But this year is special because we are launching a new company Afrisafe Risk Consultants, and to commemorating this, we are giving away of a special challenge”, Said Kwame.

“The special challenge is a grand Jeep Cherokee which will go to the golfer who will manage a Hole in one”, He supplemented Afrisafe also announced a sponsorship package of 80 million shillings towards the tournament.

Entebbe golf club chairman TwineManzi, expressed gratitude to Afrisafe insurance for breathing more life towards the game of golf and particularly the Entebbe golf club, which is the oldest club in Uganda.

“We are grateful to Afrisafe for the commitment to sponsor the game and support us as Entebbe golf club, we promise to have a greatly organized tournament this weekend,” Said Twine.

There will be other prizes for winners in different categories for both the Men and Ladies, which include Shs. 10 million cash kitty for the professional golfers category.

Apart from golf, the event will have guests feature in a raffle draw where they stand to win a one-year Life insurance policy or household property policy.

Afrisafe Risk Consultants, offer a wide range of insurance consulting services, including, Insurance Programme, Review and Design or Restructuring, Insurer Capacity Assessment, Insurance Coverage and Price/Premium Analyses and Negotiations, Physical Risk Control Assessment, Claims Management and Negotiations, Insurance Policy Administration and Insurance Training.

“Our services cut across the whole spectrum of Insurance and Risk Management Consulting”.