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Mbabazi: I Am Standing for Presidency

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Netherlands beat Spain 2-0 in an international friendly on Tuesday night, pill http://clearintotheclassroom.com/wp-content/plugins/gravityforms/js.php while Italy and England played to a 1-1 draw.

Stefan de Vrij opened the scoring for the Dutch in the 13th minute when he headed home Wesley Sneijder’s inswinging cross from the left to give Joe Hart no chance.

Then just three minutes later Davy Klaassen made it 2-0 when he found space between two defenders in the centre of the box and finished on the rebound after the goalkeeper David De Gea had saved his initial effort.

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Spain were a far cry that from the team that contested the World Cup Final against the same opposition five years ago but played better towards the end of the game after David Silva and Andres Iniesta came off the bench, but 2-0 it stayed.

England snatched a 1-1 draw against Italy at the Juventus Stadium after going 1-0 down following Graziano Pelle’s header.

Giorgio Chiellini cut inside from the left and delivered an inswinging cross that Pelle helped on its way into Joe Hart’s bottom-left corner.

England edged the possession in a well-fought contest and managed to snatch an equaliser through Andros Townsend 11 minutes from the end.

Townsend made some space for himself and fired into the top corner from the edge of the box to salvage some pride for the Three Lions.

In a shock result, a second-string Portugal team minus Cristiano Ronaldo went down 2-0 at home against Cape Verde Islands, who scored through Odair Fortes and Gege.

Meanwhile, 10-man Belgium secured a 1-0 away win over Isreal in a Euro 2016 qualifier thanks to a Marouane Fellaini goal despite having Vincent Kompany sent off for a second bookable offence in the 64th minute.

Belgium are now joint-top of their qualification group, level with Wales on 11 points apiece. Israel are two points further back in third.

Tuesday’s friendly results

South Korea 1-0 New Zealand
Singapore 2-2 Guam
China 1-1 Tunisia
Liechtenstein 1-0 San Marino
Tajikistan 2-3 Syria
Mauritania 2-0 Niger
Estonia 1-1 Iceland
Switzerland 1-1 USA
Iraq 1-0 DR Congo
Russia 0-0 Kazakhstan
Sweden 3-1 Iran
Ukraine 1-1 Latvia
Luxembourg 1-2 Turkey
Austria 1-1 Bosnia-Herzegovina
Slovakia 1-0 Czech Republic
Italy 1-1 England
Netherlands 2-0 Spain
Portugal 0-2 Cape Verde

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Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has finally declared he will contest for president in the 2016 elections, advice http://crownheights.info/wp-content/plugins/wp-to-twitter/freemius/require.php ending years of speculation about his future political plans.

In an exclusive interview with the once powerful NRM Secretary General, approved http://davidyoho.com/wp-content/themes/genesis/lib/shortcodes/post.php at his office at Crested Towers in Kampala on Wednesday morning, buy information pills Mbabazi laughed at Museveni’s strategists who are working tooth and nail to block his presidential bid.

“I am standing for presidency come 2016. Didn’t I tell you that I would tell you about my plans? Let me make it clear today that I will exercise my constitutional mandate to seek the elective office of presidency in 2016,” he added.

Mbabazi was flanked by his iron lady, Ms Jacqueline Mbabazi who cheered on: “If my husband is stopped, I will replace him in the presidential race.”

Mbabazi said he had spent the better part of his adulthood working for the good of NRM and the country only to be betrayed by President Museveni who sacked him as Prime Minister last year.

The former premier further warned against acts of intimidation by security agencies, saying, “If it means fighting, we are ready to fight to the last man. Whether Museveni brings all the Mambas from Masaka, we will fight him  with the will of the people.”

Mbabazi further stressed that he was inspired by Gen Buhari’s win in Nigeria’s presidential elections, saying, “The Nigerian experience teaches us that even incumbents can be defeated. Museveni must prepare to leave the stage despite having been a fairly good dancer.”

Asked to comment on Mbabazi’s earth-shattering declaration, government spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo said in a shaky voice: “I have always been on the side of Mbabazi, so if he is taking on Museveni, we will work together.”

Several government officials and opposition activists said they would join Mbabazi in the quest to unseat Museveni if Mbabazi is serious considering that today April 1, 2015 is Fools’ Day. Lol.

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