Maroons to Promote Junior Players as They Start Pre-season Training

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Petr Cech has agreed to join Arsenal from Chelsea on a long-term contract for an undisclosed fee.

The 33-year-old goalkeeper made over 400 appearances during 11 years at Stamford Bridge, order winning multiple club and personal honours.

He also won the Premier League Golden Glove award on three occasions.

A seven-time Czech Footballer of the Year, dosage Cech made his international debut in 2002. He currently has 114 caps for his country – four short of countryman Karel Poborsky’s all-time record.

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger said: “Petr Cech is a player that I have admired for a long time and I am very pleased that he has decided to join us. He has proven over many seasons that he is one of the outstanding keepers in the world and he will add great strength to our squad.”

New signing Cech said: “I’m really excited about joining Arsenal Football Club and can’t wait to join up for pre-season. I have the same commitment to football, the same motivation and the same hunger for success as I had at the beginning of my career, and I love the challenges brought by the top quality players you face while playing in the Premier League. When Arsène Wenger spoke to me about his ambitions for this club, and how he saw me as part of this team, the decision was clear.”

Cech has completed his medical and will join up with his new team-mates shortly to begin preparations for the 2015/16 season.

Cech’s Arsenal squad number will be revealed soon through Arsenal’s official Instagram account.

Everyone at Arsenal would like to welcome Petr to the Club.

The transfer is subject to the completion of regulatory processes.
Political and opinion leaders in Northern Uganda opposed to presidential hopeful Amama Mbabazi have stepped up efforts to demonize his candidacy, this web and rallied locals there to shun his campaigns.

The officials led by Aruu County MP Hon Odonga Otto [FDC] on Monday launched a campaign against Amama Mbabazi, who they termed as an enemy of the North.

During the campaign launch at the Northern Uganda Media Club, the leaders stressed that Mbabazi should be the last person to think about consulting and campaigning in Northern Uganda ahead of the 2016 elections, owing to the manner in which he reportedly mismanaged the region’s donor funded reconstruction programme while serving as Prime Minister.

The meeting was attended by former and current local leaders including Kilak County MP, Gilbert Olanya and former Nwoya Member of Parliament Simon Oyet, among others.

The group is planning to hold a peaceful march to Karuma, demanding for the refund of the billions of shillings misappropriated under the watch of Amama Mbabazi in the Office of the Prime Minister, which led to the temporary withdraw of foreign aid from a number of donors in 2013.

About Shs 50 billion meant for the Peace Recovery and Development Fund [PRDP] was stolen between 2011 and 2012.

Parliament however, later cleared Mbabazi all wrongdoing, following President Yoweri Museveni’s intervention through the ruling NRM caucus.

According to MP Odonga Otto’s information to Parliament Shs 600m was diverted from PRDP to buy a Mercedes Benz for then Prime Minister Mbabazi, and another Shs 800m used to armor his Land Cruiser.

Odonga told the meeting today that Mbabazi must refund this money first, before he thinks of stepping a foot in the North to drum for support.

According to Mbabazi’s program for consulting his supporters released last week, he will be visiting a number of districts in the region, starting with Moroto in Karamoja sub-region on July 11 and Lira on July 13.

Otto had earlier warned that if Mbabazi insisted on going to Northern Uganda, the people there would have to take the law in their hands.

He went ahead to call upon all locals in the region, not to vote Mbabazi or any other person that was implicated in the PRDP scandal.

Meanwhile in Gulu town, a group of youths reportedly took to the streets protesting against Mbabazi’s candidacy.

The youths carrying an "Amama Mbabazi coffin" in Gulu town on Monday

The youths carrying an “Amama Mbabazi coffin” in Gulu town on Monday

The youths donning yellow shirts and carrying “Amama Mbabazi Coffin” peacefully marched through the streets of Gulu town, without interruption and were reportedly escorted by Police.

Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga, told us he had not been briefed about the procession, but added it was likely they acquired permission from Police.

“At the moment I cannot confirm if they were cleared by Police but if they were; then there is nothing wrong with the procession. Everyone is free to lawfully express their conscience,” he said.

Newly crowned FUFA Big league champions, site Maroons Fc will commence pre-season training on 1st July 2015 in preparations for the top flight league. Maroons were directly promoted back to the Azam Premier league after emerging on top of Elgon group in the Second tier.

Maroons have been silent in the transfer market only releasing Richard Ayieko and Abel Eturude to KCC Fc and SC Villa respectively.

However, story no possible new signings are expected as the team boasts of a rather able youth structure and possibly will promote several faces as confirmed by head coach Asaph Mwebaze.

“We have sold Abel (Eturude) and Ayieko (Richard) to Villa and KCC. We are not going to replace them with players from other clubs since we have a good youth structure. We shall promote some of the boys from the youth team, cure ” Asaph told Chimpreports.

Maroons return to the topflight after a two year absence following their expulsion in 2012/13 season for choosing to participate in the Uganda Super League which was parallel to the one (FUFA Super League) organized by the federation.

The Prison Warders won the parallel league while KCC Fc scooped the FSL. The team was involved in court battles for their stature in the top most leagues to be reinstated but later agreed to play in the second tier and fight for a chance which they eventually did.


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