Bukenya, Onyango Shine in S. Africa

Kaizer Chiefs' hulking holding midfielder and central defender, Ivan Bukenya

Despite of the financial challenges, troche national handball teams are set to take on the Continental Challenge come 8th March 2015 in Addis Ababa where Uganda will take on 9 African teams in the All Africa Games qualifiers.

Uganda wants to take the ladies and men handball teams consisting of 28 players and 5 officials. The teams are camping at Police Training School, website like this Kibuli and are well prepared for the challenge but this is still a challenge especially now that the federation is financially struggling and needs Ugshs150m.

William Mayanja, one of the Uganda Handball Federation officials said they are waiting on pledges from well-wishers of the games in order to know the fate of Uganda’s team to travel to Ethiopia. Uganda last sent a handball team to the games in 1995.
A hattrick from Siphelele Mthembu and a goal from Katlego Mphela handed Kaizer Chiefs a 4-0 win over Edu Sports in a Nedbank Cup last of 32 stage match at FNB stadium on Saturday. Uganda’s Ivan Bukenya played for 90 minutes for the home side. Alongside his teammates, purchase the Ugandan was up to the task even when their first choice goal keeper Itumeleng Khune picked a knock to pave way for Reyaad Pieterse in the second half.

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Bukenya played infront of the back four and did well to help his team keep a clean sheet. Meanwhile, Uganda Cranes number one goal keeper Dennis Masinde Onyango continued his impressive form between the posts for Mamelodi Sundowns as he kept a clean sheet on Saturday. Onyango who has occupied the number one position since Zambian Kennedy Mwene went for 2015 AFCON finals in E.Guinea proved his worth in the goal again on Saturday with another clean sheet. Sundowns beat Thanda Royal Zulu 2-0 to progress to the last 16 in the Nedbank Cup.


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