NAKURU (Xinhua) --
Singida United FC from Tanzania toppled Kenyan
giants AFC Leopards 4-2 on penalties in the 2018 SportPesa Super
Cup quarterfinal here on Tuesday.
Singida, the losing
Tanzania domestic Cup finalists, thus completed the semifinal
lineup of the eight-team regional invitational tournament after
their evenly contested encounter with Leopards ended in a barren
stalemate in regulation time.
They will play in
the second semifinal of the tournament against title holders and
Kenyan champions, Gor Mahia FC on Thursday.
Kakamega Homeboyz FC
(Kenya) will face Tanzanian league winners Simba FC in the first
Whyvonne Isuza will rue his missed penalty in the second half
that would have given Leopards the lead and had to see their
team followed Yanga FC (Tanzania), Jeshi la Kujenga Uchumi
(Zanzibar) and Kariobangi Sharks FC (Kenya) in crashing out of
Both teams began the
contest well, enjoying equal share of possession but Singida
went close in the fifth minute when a Mundia Lubinda header was
gathered by Ezekiel Owade in the Leopards goal having arrived to
the box unmarked.
Marita, who was looking lively in the opening quarter, then sent
in a cross to the back post in the ninth minute but Simon
Mburu’s header went wide.
Singida picked up
the pace and went close again two minutes later when Kenny Ally
unleashed a ferocious shot that was blocked by defender Salim
skipped past two players in the 22nd but his low
cross into the area went unconnected after nobody got to it for
The resultant corner
ended up at Marita’s feet on the edge of the box but he sent his
right-footed shot just over the bar.
Nsibambi joins Egyptian Premier League side Smouha FC
KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
Uganda’s Derrick Nsibambi has joined Egyptian
Premier League side Smouha FC from the Kampala Capital City
Authority Football Club (KCCA FC) on a three-year deal.
communications officer Moses Magero told Xinhua on Wednesday
that the striker, who also plays for the national team, had
signed with the Egyptian side on Tuesday.
“The player returns
this Friday to sort out a few issues before he rejoins his new
club for the preseason,” Magero said.
striker, who was instrumental in helping KCCA FC reach the group
stage of the 2018 Confederation of African Football Champions
League, also made his debut for the national team last year.
“I am happy for
Nsibambi. Although he has not had a good season in-terms of
returns for goals, [I] hope he will fit in well at the
professional stage. We shall continue to build more players at
KCCA FC who can take us to the next level,” Mike Mutebi, the
KCCA FC coach said on Wednesday.
Nsibambi joins two
other Ugandan players plying their trade in the Egyptian Premier
League: Hassan Wasswa Mawanda (El Geish) and defender Issac
Muleme (Al Assiouty Sports Club).
Uganda now has
several professional players featuring in different leagues in
Africa like South Africa, Ethiopia, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania and
skips regional football championship in Tanzania
KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
Sudan’s Al Merriekh will miss the 2018 Council
for East and Central African Football Association (CECAFA) Club
Championship scheduled to take place on June 29-July 13 in Dar
el Salaam, Tanzania.
General Secretary of the CECAFA told Xinhua on Tuesday that Al
Merriekh will not attend the event because they have just
started the national league.
He said that the
other 10 CECAFA members will send teams for the event.
Azam FC of Tanzania who won the title in 2016 have been placed
in Group A that has JKU FC (Zanzibar), Kator FC (South Sudan)
and Uganda’s representatives who will either be KCCA FC or
“We might not take
part in the CECAFA Kagame Club Championships because it could
interfere with our schedule of traveling to Tunisia to face
Esperance in the CAF Champions League,” KCCA FC’s Public
Relations Officer, Moses Mwanje Magero told Xinhua.
In case KCCA FC, who
won the Ugandan League title in the 2016/2017 season, opt out,
then the current League champions Vipers SC will take part.
Tanzania will be
represented by three teams: Azam FC, Young Africans FC and
current League champions Simba SC.
champions Gor Mahia FC, Lydia Ludic FC (Burundi), Rayon Sport FC
(Rwanda), Ports FC (Djibouti), St. George (Ethiopia) and
Somalia’s Dakadaha FC are the other teams that will take part.
Following is a list
of the groupings:
Group A: Azam FC
(Tanzania), KCCA FC/Vipers SC (Uganda), JKU FC (Zanzibar), Kator
FC (South Sudan).
Group B: Rayon Sport
(Rwanda), Gor Mahia (Kenya), Lydis Ludic FC (Burundi), Ports FC
Group C: Young
Africans (Tanzania), Simba SC (Tanzania), St. George (Ethiopia),
Dakadaha FC (Somalia).