Cranes Fail to beat Scorpions at Namboole

Uganda Cranes fell short of hammering guests, Gambia

The atmosphere is tense inside the opposition Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] with more big wigs coming out to announce candidature for the various leadership posts.

The party constitution, cialis 40mg which spells out a maximum of two terms for its top leadership positions, clinic is currently kicking out majority of the party leaders who must either step down or contest for new positions.

The latest to trumpet his candidacy is former Ugandan Boxing Champion Justin Juuko, information pills alias “The Destroyer,” who is seeking to be elected the party’s chief mobilizer.

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He announced Tuesday evening, “Its official I want to announce my candidacy for the post of National Secretary for Mobilization in the FDC. The National Delegates Conference is on the 12th June. Our country needs real change and the time is now; I am ready to lead in mobilizing our party, and all Ugandans who are craving for change should vote for PRINCE JUSTIN JUUKO “the Ugandan Destroyer”

Born in Masaka district, the 42 year old Juuko has spent the biggest part of his life in the boxing profession where he made his name internationally in the 1990s and the early 2000s.

‘The Destroyer’ who played and lost against World Champion Floyd Mayweather in May 1999, has won  titles including World Boxing Council (WBC) International super featherweight title, World Boxing Council (WBC) FECARBOX super featherweight title, African Boxing Union (ABU) light welter among others.

Mr Juuko will be facing FDC’s outgoing Chairman Women’s League Ingrid Turinawe, who last Friday announced intentions to vie for the same Mobilization Secretary seat.

The Position was until 2012 being held by the current Party President Gen Mugisha Muntu. Since 2012, Bbale Bwanika has been serving as the Acting Secretary.

A staunch FDC member, Mr Juuko has made a number of failed attempts to assume different leadership positions in the party in his home Masaka district.

In 2006 Justin Juuko lost the election for the Bukoto East parliamentary seat. He admitted that he was disappointed in losing because he had big plans to lead Masaka to the FDC National Delegates’ Conference that year.

Later in 2009, he lost another bid to join the FDC executive committee in Masaka district as the District Party Chairman, having been beaten by Godfrey Kayemba.

In 2010 he also stood in the party Primaries to carry the FDC flag in the race for Bukoto East Parliamentary seat. In the contest he opted to bare his chest, and don his boxing outfit in his campaign posters.


Uganda national team, abortion The Cranes suffered a slight setback on their build up match against the Scorpions of Gambia after playing out to a one-all draw on Tuesday afternoon.

The Cranes had struggled in front of goal wasting hosts of chances in the entire first half, mind Yunus Ssentamu, Geoffrey Massa and Farouk Miya being the culprits.

After the break, Coach Micho, who was testing his charges for the weekend qualifier against Botswana, introduced a triple substitution of Brian Umony, Yassar Mugerwa and league top scorer Robert Ssentongo to add up firepower upfront.

The change turned fruitful on the hour mark when Ssentongo calmly cooled Khalid Aucho long range switching cross to combine well with Brian Umony for the URA man to open the scores.

Fifteen minutes later, another Cranes second half sub, Shafik Bakaki failed to clear a short pass from Robert Odonkara, losing the ball to Omar Jagne who calmly slotted the ball past the advancing ST. Georges keeper for the day’s equaliser.

The game recorded the lowest attendance for a Cranes match barely filling two stands.

“We dominated the first half but failed to finish the chances we created. We have four days of polishing and I believe we’ll do well against Botswana,” coach Micho told ChimpSport after the game.

Uganda and Gambia were both using the game to prepare for the upcoming Afcon 2017 qualifiers against Botswana and South Africa respectively.

Uganda Cranes XI:

Denis Onyango (Robert Odongkara) ,Denis Iguma, Alex Kakuba, Isaac Isinde, Richard Kasaga, Derrick Tekkwo (Yasser Mugerwa ), Aucho Khalid, Farouk Miya (Shafik Bakaki ),Geoffrey Massa (Boban Zirintusa), Yunus Sentamu ( Brian Umony), Brian Majwega (Robert Sentongo )

Unused Sub: Hassan Wasswa Mawanda

Gambia XI:

Jobe  Modou (G.K), Mustapha Carayul, Barrow Modou, Sanna Nyassi, Sulayman Marreh, Mutarr Nyang, Ibou Omar Touray, Bubacarr Sannen, Koli Ousman, Dauda Ngum, Hamza Barry

Used Subs:

Christopher Allen (G.K), Pa Madou Ejagne,Assan Ceasay, Demba Sawege, Abdu Jammeh, Omar Jagne

Un-used Subs: Par Dibba, Mori Koli, Sam Meachel Jammel and Yusupha Njie,


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