Olympic qualifier: Farouk Miya Gives Uganda First Leg Advantage

President Yoweri Museveni yesterday Saturday paid a visit to Uganda’s oldest learning institution Makerere University.

Here he expressed concern over the reported cases of insecurity at the campus, this site unhealthy reportedly caused by failure to erect a perimeter fence.

He assured the Makerere University Community that the Government would solve the problem of the fence by having it constructed through the Ministry of Education.

The President was addressing the Makerere NRM Sub County Conference at the University Freedom Square.

His comments follow reports of mysterious student deaths and attacks around the university.

 During the meeting he received a copy of a book “The fruits of the mustard seed” from the author Mr. Muhanguzi Rwigyema who is a student at the University.

He also received a copy of “The power of optimism”, dosage written by a lecturer Dr. Moses Lukwago.

The President in his remarks, said that education is a prerequisite to living modern lives and that the NRM introduced UPE with the aim of enlightening the people, adding that we cannot remain peasants forever.

“Education is a factor towards generating income and managing modern life. The NRM Government has practiced its leadership along four major principles namely the fight against sectarianism, Pan-Africanism, social economic transformation and democracy,” he said.

President Museveni observed that the NRM and majority of Ugandans fought for democracy and that Uganda helps the regional countries to restore order because `we have got internal strength’.

He said that the country has got a good army and attributed its positive qualities to a good ideology.

President Museveni called on the Makerere NRM branch to avoid cheap popularity and reminded the gathering that in 1986, government was generating revenue of only Ush 5 billion as compared to a collection of Ush 12 trillion in 2015.

The Makerere University Guild President Bala David Bwiruka thanked President Museveni for facilitating their lecturers with better remunerations.


CAF U-23 Championship 
Saturday 23 rd May 2015 
Rwanda U23 1-2 Uganda U23 
Venue : Amahoro Stadium 

Uganda Kobs have put one leg into the next qualifying round of the Caf U23 qualifiers after defeating Rwanda’s  Wasps 2-1.

Both goals came from Kobs  captain Farouk Miya with two beautiful  freekicks in both halves.

The Vipers SC player grabbed his first just  after ten minutes from a 20 yard  free kick after APR FC and Wasps first  choice keeper Olivier Kwizera was  cautioned for moving with the ball outside his designated area.

Both teams remained cautious throughout, mind with the Kobs heading into halftime leading. Rwanda rallied back but  Joseph Nsubuga and Jamal Salim kept them at bay. However on their hour mark, page Dominique Savio Nshuti  restored parity giving the hosts faint hope.

Farouk Miya ensured the Kobs take maximum points with another free kick with only 15 minutes left which second half sub Muzamiru Mutyaba connected in.

The Kobs now need any draw in the reverse tie a fortnight away to set a date with Egypt in the last round of qualification for the continental showpiece set for November 28- December 12 in Dakar, Senegal.

The top three sides in Senegal will qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.

Rwanda U23 XI: Oliver Kwezira (G.K),Michel Rusheshangoga, Emery Bayisenge  (c), Faustin Usengimana , Janvier  Mutijima, Kevin Muhire, Andrew Buteera, Yannick Mukunzi , Bertrand
Iradukunda, Isaie Songa , Dominique Savio Nshuti

Head coach: Johnny McKinstry

Uganda U23 XI: : Jamal Salim  (G.K), Joseph Nsubuga, Bakaki Shafiq, Ibrahim Kiyemba, Brian Ochwo, Derrick Tekkwo, Tom Masiko [Martin Kizza], Keziron Kizito, Farouk Miya (C), John Semazi,Erisa Sekisambu [Muzamiru
Head coach: Milutin ‘Micho’ Sedrojevic


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