PHOTOS: Museveni Cautions New Air Force Pilots

Cadet officers and airforce pilot at the passout at State House Entebbe on Monday

The 2015 Uganda Cup enters the last eight phase on Thursday afternoon.

The only fixture of the day will see league debutants, story Lweza FC take on Police fc at Kajjansi Uganda Clays playground.

Police qualified for this round courtesy of their “Umar” power.

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The policemen thumped Baza holdings by six goals in their own backyard with Umar Kasumba and Umar Bulega both registering a hat-trick whereas Lweza saw off another second tier team, CRO FC through two second half goals from Farouq Musisi and Ssembatya.

Both teams have met only twice, that is in the league, with the debutants bagging four points from the 2005 league champs.

Lweza thrashed police by 2-1 in Kavumba before holding them to a goal less draw at home exactly a month ago.

Lweza has won two of their last five losing the rest while Police has triumphed in two of their last five games, drawing twice.

Police will rely on the great form of their top marksman, Umar Kasumba who tops the league scorers’ chart and is still on top of the remaining strikers in the cup.

As for Lweza, Cranes’ forward Mike Sserumaga will be the main man.

The matches are one off, with extra time and FIFA spot kicks deciding the games in case of a stalemate respectively.

All fixtures start at 3pm.

Quarter finals fixtures

Thursday 9th April 2015 Lweza FC  vs Police FC- Kajjansi Uganda clays playground

Sunday 12th April 2015 Bright stars fc vs BUL fc- Matugga

Sunday 19th April 2015 Sports club Victoria vs sports Club Villa- Namboole

Sunday 19th April 2015 Kyambogo fc vs KCC fc
President Museveni who is also Commander-in-Chief of the Uganda Armed Forces has commissioned infantry officer cadets and Air Force Pilot Cadets who have trained and graduated from different academies locally and internationally.

Gen. Museveni said the training was in line with professionalizing the army and urged the officers to always be disciplined in all aspects of their work and life.

The 16 officer Cadets and Pilot Cadets trained from Lanyet Military Academy in Kenya, pharm Tanzania Military Academy, approved Syzran Aviation Academy in Russia, Entebbe Air Base and Soroti Flying School.

The commissioning took place at a ceremony held at State House Entebbe and was witnessed by the Defence Council.

Uganda has in the last four decades trained dozens of pilots for the Air force.

It was not until 2012 that Uganda registered the loss of seven pilots when their choppers suddenly tumbled down in the forests of Mt. Kenya enroute to Somalia..

Museveni would later issue a statement, recounting how, “We have been painstakingly building the UPFD for the last 42 years.”


Museveni congratulating the cadets

Museveni congratulating the cadets

He added: “Starting with small numbers, we now have a Force of tens of thousands of officers, fighters and technical cadres backed by millions of reserve fighters or potential fighters.”

The President also noted that the Air-Force has been built from scratch to a potentially formidable fighting Force.

“We have done all this at the Uganda Government cost because outsiders never fund armies in Africa, for most of the time, in any decisive way.”

Chief of Defence Forces, Gen Katumba Wamala, State Minister for Defence Gen Jeje Odong and Chief of Staff Maj Gen Mbaddi, graced the ceremony.

Newly commissioned Officer cadets and Air Force Cadets pose for a photo with Museveni and senior army chiefs at State House Entebbe

Newly commissioned Officer cadets and Air Force Cadets pose for a photo with Museveni and senior army chiefs at State House Entebbe


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