KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
Federation of Uganda Football
Association (FUFA) set up a commission on Friday to
investigate matching fixing in the country’s top
President Moses Magogo told reporters that the
commission headed by Dan Kidega, former Speaker of the
East African parliament, started work immediately.
Commission’s scope shall be specifically limited to the
Uganda Premier League, FUFA Big League, Uganda Cup, The
FUFA Drum, FUFA Juniors League, FUFA Women Elite league
and the FUFA Women’s Cup,” Magogo said.
He urged the
public and football stakeholders to cooperate with the
Commission as its efforts are geared towards improving
development comes after several complaints of match
fixing especially in the premier league.
vice chairman of the Referees Standing Committee, early
this week disclosed that referees are corrupt and some
are betting matches.
coach of premier league side Proline FC, also said there
is a lot of corruption in the game especially among the
“This is too
much for our football. It is good a commission has been
put in place but it is late because the League is about
to end,” he added.
The FA said
anybody who forwards credible information will be given
a reward of 285 U.S. dollars.
Uganda defeats Cameroon
in 2019 U-20 Afcon qualifier
KAMPALA (Xinhua) --
Uganda beat Cameroon 1-0 in the first leg
of the second round in the 2019 U-20 Africa Cup of
Nations (Afcon) qualifier played in Kampala.
scored the lone goal through Steven Mukwala who
capitalized on a well taken Geoffrey Wasswa throw after
44 minutes. Mukwala made no mistake beating Cameroon’s
goalkeeper Christopher Assimba Atangana from close
Early in the
game Cameroon’s skipper Ignatius Kpene Ganago who plies
his trade with French team of League 1, OGC Nice, had
two shots miss the target.
second half, Uganda’s Abubaker Kasule was booked for a
foul on Ibrahim Abba.
continued to play a highly passing and defensive game,
but still failed to break the Ugandan defenders.
should have made it 2-0 after 84 minutes, but his shot
was blocked by the Cameroon goalkeeper. Uganda Hippos
again had Robert Kitabalwa booked for a foul.
been unlucky because we created so many chances but
failed to score. We need to go back to the drawing board
and plan for the home game,” Christophe Ousmanou,
Cameroon’s head coach told Xinhua after the game.
coach Mathias Lule said it is good they picked a win at
“We now need
to plan well for the away game because it will not be
easy,” he added.
eliminated South Sudan in the preliminary round 8-1 on
aggregate, while Cameroon enjoyed a bye from the
preliminary because they are highly seeded.
overcome Cameroon over two legs they will battle the
winner between Mali and Tanzania in the third round.
Afcon for U-20s championship will be held in Niger. The
tournament is held every two years with the top four
teams qualifying for the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Egypt’s Al Ahly set to
face off with Uganda in CAF Champions League tie
KAMPALA, (Xinhua) --
Eight-time African Champions Al Ahly of
Egypt have arrived in Uganda ahead of a crucial Group A
match in the 2018 Confederation of African Football (CAF)
Champions League against KCCA FC on May 15.
“It is going
to be a very tough game because we know KCCA FC is a
good team. But we are here to try and get points to
advance in the tournament,” Al Ahly manager Hossam El-Badry
told Xinhua on Saturday soon after arrival.
Al Ahly who
have already won the Egyptian Premier League last week
drew goalless against Esperance (Tunisia) in the other
Group A match played, while Uganda’s KCCA FC lost 1-0
away to Township Rollers FC of Botswana.
FC’s will welcome first choice goalkeeper Charles
Lukwago who was serving a one-match suspension because
of accumulated yellow cards, Al Ahly will miss Ayman
Ashraf due to suspension.
The Al Ahly
coach will also welcome the duo of Saad Samir and Ahmed
Hamoudi who had been injured. El-Badry did not include
Ali Maaloul, Ali Lotfi, Hesham Mohamed, and Karim Nedved
on the squad.
But KCCA FC
coach Mike Mutebi has warned that his players have to
treat the game against Al Ahly like a Cup final because
they need to try to recover and pick maximum points
playing at home.
“We need to
raise to the occasion and try to win the game. We know
Al Ahly is a big team, but we are also champions of
Uganda and flying the flag high,” he added.
KCCA FC who
eliminated Ethiopia’s St. George to qualify for the
group stage of the competition are the only team in the
Council for East and Central African Football
Associations region playing in the group stage.
squad includes goalkeepers: Sherif Ekramy, Mohamed El-Shennawy;
Mohamed Hany, Mohamed Naguib, Ahmed Fathi, Sabry Rahil,
Bassem Ali, Saad Samir;
Hossam Ashour, Ahmed Hamoudi, Amr El-Sulaya, Walid
Soliman, Islam Mohareb, Mahlambi, Mido Gaber, Ahmed
Salah Mohsen and Marwan Mohsen.
Uganda’s KCCA FC
prepare for tricky Al Ahly tie
KAMPALA, (Xinhua) --
Uganda Premier League defending champions
KCCA FC have stepped up preparations ahead of a tricky
Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League
Group D game against eight-time African champions Al
Ahly of Egypt.
“We are not
taking anything for granted and are busy working on all
departments to make sure we get maximum points from that
game on May 15,” Mike Mutebi, KCCA FC’s head coach told
Xinhua on Thursday.
started on a wrong note with a 1-0 defeat away to
Township Rollers FC last week in Botswana.
“I am happy that two key midfielders Muzamir Mutyaba and
Ibrahim Saddam Juma are back from injury and are now
match fit for the game next week.”
starting with a defeat, we have to prove a point and go
all out for maximum points. We must show that we can
compete with the big boys.”
Al Ahly are
also expected to come all out to try and garner for
points after drawing 0-0 against Esperance last week in
side are the only team in the Council for East and
Central African Football Associations region in the
group stage of the lucrative Champions League. They
ejected Ethiopia’s St. George to enter the group stage.