Caf CL: Cranes’ Salim Jamaal Eyes Dream Final

El Merreikh vs Mazembe in action

Presidential aspirant, pharm Prof Venansius Baryamureeba has come out to criticize Opposition joint group The Democratic Alliance (TDA) saying it lacked a clear plan right from the start.

This he said was never going to make it possible for the summit to reach a consensus.

The Presidential hopeful while unveiling his manifesto at City Royale Hotel on Friday told journalists that the criteria used to arrive at the candidate to hold the TDA flag was wrong.

“The different political parties shouldn’t have been allowed to hold primaries. Everybody should have contest in primaries under TDA and the person who emerged as winner from whichever party would contest against NRM, clinic ” he advised.

The TDA collapsed over suspicions, betrayal and intrigue among members.

Plans to field a joint candidate failed to materialise with FDC rejecting Hon Amama Mbabazi over his record associated with alleged high profile corruption scandals.

Baryamureeba disagreed with the idea of “sitting on a coffee table to decide on a flag-bearer.”

He observed that different parties have different strengths and thus couldn’t have equal voting powers.

“The TDA winners in the primaries at all levels would be the delegates to choose the Presidential flag bearer,” said the UTAMU founder.

“You can’t let a party without the capacity to even field an MP in Parliament to participate in choosing a TDA presidential flag bearer,” said Prof. Barya.

The former Makerere University Vice Chancellor drew the example of the G8 and G20 summits where powerful countries are given more voting powers than developing countries.

From the point of announcing his presidential intentions, Prof Barya was opposed to the notion of a joint opposition coalition arguing that all individual candidates should contest in round one.

This he believed would reduce the incumbent’s chances to raise the required percentage giving the leading opposition candidates better ground to make a coalition in round two.
Uganda Cranes shot stopper, sildenafil Salim Magoola Jamal is just 90 minutes away from a dream final to Africa’s elite club competition, the Caf Champions league following his Sudanese team Al Merreikh narrow 2-1 win over Lubumbashi golden boys TP Mazembe in the first leg of the competition’s semi final.

Red hot marksman, Bakri ‘Al Medina’ Babeker  powered in a winning wonder-volley with only ten minutes of play remaining to give the Omdurman a first leg advantage on Saturday.

Francis Coffie had opened the scores in the first half but Tanzanian export Thomas Ulimwengu came in the second part of the game to gift Mazembe an away goal.

Salim, who has been a pivot for the club in the competition, came to the team’s rescue on several occasions including a 65th minute one-on-one with Roger Assale toeing the ball away.

“We can make a good game in Congo as long as we continue with our win it’s good for the start we are going to fight for goals while also limiting conceding goals in our side. It will help us go through in shaa Allah. Nothing is impossible,” an optimistic Salim told ChimpSport while also admitting the match was among the toughest he has so far played.

In Caf confederations cup, Yassar Mugerwa was in the stands watching as his new club Orlando Pirates fought hard to beat North African giants Al Ahly through a ninth minute Thamsanqa Gabuza.

The second leg returns in a fortnight.


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