Uganda Ladies Finish 4th in Rolling World Cup

Uganda's Roll Ball team poses with Sri Lanka upon arrival in India

SC Villa straight from a thrilling derby win against eternal rivals Express Fc on Friday will again face a stern test on Tuesday at same venue in Nakivubo versing the league leaders KCCA FC.

Villa are in quite inspiring morale after coming from two goals down to beat Express 3-2. KCCA FC on the other side suffered their first loss of the season away at Bul Fc courtesy of a Milton Karisa’s early goal.

The Kasasiro’s missed more than half of their squad in the last two games due to injury but will be boosted by the timely return of midfielder Hakim Senkumba, more about Sakka Mpiima and Denis Okot. Villa’s ‘assassin’ Paul Mucureezi is also back from academic obligations and will feauter in the game.

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The two teams last met in the controversial 2015 Uganda cup finals. The first in Ntungamo was aborted mid-way following a protest by KCCA supporters and players who believed the matchday referee Mr. Robert Donney was biased.

Several KCCA players were hitherto banned from the replay in Namboole due to misconduct. SC Villa went on to win the finals with a magnificent 3-0 scoreline goals coming from Augustine Nsumba, Abdul Karim Kasule and Yesseri Waibi.

Both squads have however changed much from then, SC Villa axing 17 players who were involved last season while KCCA dropped around 13. Ibrahim Kirya who guided the Jogoos to cup glory is again back on his interim manager’s position after the sacking of Spanish agent Antonio Flores.

Villa has won four of the last six games after the Spaniard departed, collecting 14  points since then, moving from 12th to the fourth place with 22 points, five below the leaders.

KCCA FC has been the better side in the last six head to head league games with three wins and as many stalemates. The last time KCCA hosted the derby was last Good Friday ending in a one all stalemate with both goals coming from the spot.

Both teams are now sponsored by pay TV company, StarTimes.

Head to Head.
03/04/15  KCCA 1 – 1 Villa

31/10/14  Villa   0 – 1 KCCA

06/05/14  KCCA 3 – 1 Villa

20/08/13  Villa 1 – 1 KCCA

15/03/13  Villa 0 – 0 KCCA

06/11/12  KCCA 3 – 1 Villa

17/03/12  Villa   2 – 0 KCCA
Uganda Roll ball women’s team completed in the fourth position in recently concluded 2015 edition of the Roll Ball World Cup that took place from 15-20th December in Pune City -India.

The team under the guidance of coach Thomas Bamutaze carried a half squad due to financial constraints but despite that put up a spirited show where they lost to 1-0 to Iran in the 3rd and 4th place playoff.

Earlier in the semis they fell 1-2 to East African neighbors Kenya with Sylivia Nakandi scoring for Uganda. Kenya went on to beat the hosts, ailment India to be crowned the champions.

In the men’s category, cost Kyanda’s double was not enough as Kenya ran 5-2 riot over the Ugandans in the quarter finals stage.

India were crowned the winners followed by Iran and Latvia as first and second runners up respectively.

Over 35 countries took part in this year’s finals which is the 3rd edition since inception at the global stage in 2011.

What is Rollball?
Roll ball is a combination of skating and handball created 12 years ago by the current Secretary of International Rollball Federation, Mr. Raju Dabhade.

The game is played between two teams of 12 players. Out of 12 only 6 players are allowed to play on court at a time. This game is played on skates.

The ball can be held in single hand or both hands, even during passing. A player must dribble the ball while carrying it. This game can be played on Ice Skating rink as well. There are two referees in a match.

Ladies results.
Uganda 2-5 India
Egypt 0-4 Uganda
Slovenia 3-5 Uganda
Uganda 6-1 Belarus

Uganda 1-2 Kenya

3 & 4th place
Iran 1-0 Uganda

Men’s result.
England 1-5 Uganda

India 13-1 Uganda

Uganda 2-0 Turkey

Uganda 2-5 Kenya


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