Beach Volleyball: Uganda Registers Dismal Opener in Qualifiers

Ugandan jazz icon Isaiah Katumwa and south African Hugh Masekela yesterday thrilled revelers at Kampala Serena Hotel.

And just who wasn’t there! Tickets went for Shs 150k, this site and yes, it was worth every penny.

The Serena Victoria Hall filled to the brim, with Uganda’s top class of jazz lovers, including top government officials and politicians.


As usual, Isaiha thrilled the house with his top hits, Amaso, Tunakusinza, a gospel remix version and  Mama before he invited young talents Myko Ouma, Morrots and Maurice Kirya to do a new song dubbed “Friends,” one he said was written prior to the jazz concert night.

Julianan and friends

In his song “I have been there” Isaiah encourages those in their career paths to be focus and determined and not to trade excuses as a reason for not lifting themselves up.

At 3pm today Saturday, adiposity  seven time champions St. Mary’s   Kitende will lock horns with Masaka S.S during the finals  of the  30th edition of the National secondary schools Copa coca cola played at Duhaga S.S in Hoima .

The seven time champions on Friday afternoon walloped  Lugazi based  Risa Standard High 3-0 to qualify for the finals whereas their Masaka based counterparts  were  3 – 2 winners (penalties)  over St Joseph College, tadalafil Layibi after a one all draw in the 90 minutes .

Today’s game  will be a repeat of the 2007 finals where Kitende beat Masaka S.S 3-0 in a game played in  Jinja and the Masaka based team is expected  to put up a high resistance to avoid the 2007 repeat.

Kitende come to the final game as the team to beat having scored 20 goals and conceding only once whereas on the other side their Masaka based counterparts will be looking for their first trophy since the inception of the tournament has scored 13 and conceded twice.

Meanwhile, in another battle of the titans, St Joseph College, Layibi will lock horns with  Risah Standard Lugazi in the battle for the third place to be played  earlier at Boma grounds.

St. Joseph  Layibi lost 2-3 in penalties  to Masaka S.S whereas Risah Standard were walloped 3nil by seven time champions and Wakiso based St. Mary’s Kitende in games played on Friday.

Copa Football Finals(Hoima)

St.Mary’s   Kitende Vs Masaka S.S 3pm

Third Playoff

St.Joseph Layibi Vs Risa Standard 11:am






Uganda Volleyball federation’s last shot at qualifying for the September All Africa games in Congo Brazzaville was dealt another blow on Friday as the women Beach Volleyball team was beaten by two straight sets by both Kenya and Egypt in the ongoing zone V qualifiers in Mombasa, about it Kenya.

Uganda was thrashed 21-9 and 21-14 in their opening games against the hosts and later exhibited a further dismal 21-10 and 21-13 loss against one of the tournament favorites, information pills Egypt.

On Saturday morning, rx the team faces Tanzania on the first game of the final day and will conclude their campaign against Rwanda who registered mixed results beating Tanzania 2-0 before losing two straight set to Kenya later.

Their male counterparts had earlier failed to qualify when Malinga Kath Bart and Nicholas Dheyongera put up a ghastly show in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania about a month ago.

The UCU volleyball club duo of Esther Tumwebaze and Faith Magole were selected to represent the country in the games that are currently running in Mombasa.

They came as last resort for the Beach council as the earlier option of Christine Alupo and Peace Busingye failed to materialize because the former had an injury while her replacement Eunice Amuron also turned down the call-up on the last minute despite training with her partner.

Five nations namely Egypt, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and hosts Kenya are taking part in the two-day event being held at the Jamboree resort in Mombasa.

The top two finishers in the two day tourney will represent the zone in the finals in Congo Brazzaville.

Friday Fixtures:

Egypt 2-0 Tanzania [21-9, 21-14]

Kenya 2-0 Uganda [21-9, 21-14]

Rwanda 2-0 Tanzania [21-8, 21-4]

Egypt 2-0 Uganda [21-10, 21-13]

Kenya 2-0 Rwanda [21-17, 21-14]


Saturday Fixtures:

Uganda vs. Tanzania

Egypt vs. Rwanda

Tanzania vs. Kenya

Rwanda vs. Uganda

Kenya vs. Egypt



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