2 Toddlers Killed in Luwero House Fire


Coach Kefa Kisala has called six former Under-17 players into the Uganda Hippos squad of 36 players that will commence preparations for the upcoming Afcon Under-20 qualifiers against Rwanda.

Vipers dazzling youngster Frank ‘Zagga’ Tumwesigye, prescription help goal keeper Eric Kibowa, buy Bashif Asiku, Emma Olinga, KCCA FC new signing Julius Poloto and Onduparaka teenage prodigy Muhammad Shabaan have all been summoned.

2015 East Africa secondary school (football) tops scorer, Joseph Janjali Joseph and teammate Ronald Nkonge who helped Masaka SS to win the crown are also part of the provisional team.

Cranes midfielder Keziron Kizito is the most experienced player drafted in the squad.

The Hippos have been divided into two squads of 18 players each with the first batch slated to commence training on Friday and the other half on Saturday.

Both sessions are at Namboole stadium under the watchful eyes of assistant coaches Richard Wasswa, Arthur Kyesimira and goalkeeping coach Daniel Kiwanuka. Cranes head coach Micho is also expected to be part since the teams will train together with the senior team.

The Hippos start their campaign away to Rwanda in the weekend of 1-3 April and the return leg in Kampala around 22-24 April 2016. The aggregate winner from the two legs tussles out against Egypt in the next round of qualifiers with the winner playing the best team among Angola, Chad and Gabon.

Seven teams will emerge from the qualifiers to join the hosts Zambia for the final tournament which is scheduled for 26 February to 12 March 2017.

All the semi-finalists at the championship qualify to represent the continent at the U20 FIFA World Cup.

Training on Friday: Goal Keepers: Keni Saidi (Proline FC), Ahebwa James (Vipers) In-field players: Wasswa Geoffrey (Kibuli SS), Mukobe Umaru (BUL FC) , Onzima Peter (Jinja SS), Poloto Julius (KCCA FC),Kasozi Juma (Jinja SS), Oringa Emma (Water FC), Okello Allan (Kibuli SS/KCCA FC), Kikonyogo Allan (KCCA FC), Mugulusi Ibrahim (Kawempe Muslim SS), Okot Stephen (Masaka SS), Kaweke Sophas (Edgars Youth Programme), Lubega Edrisa (Proline FC), Luboyera Azake (Edgars Youth Programme), Janjali Joseph (Masaka SS), Nkonge Ronald (Masaka SS), Tumwesigye Frank (SC Vipers).

Training on Saturday
Goalkeepers: Alimanzi Nafiani (Onduparaka FC), Eric Kibowa (SC Vipers) In-field players: Lwalirwa Halid (Sc Vipers), Asiku Bashir (SC Vipers), Okot Fred (Lweza FC), Kizito Keziron (SC Vipers), Kagimu Shafiq (URA FC), Basani Shafi (Sadolin FC), Mugume Yasin (The Saints), Kalega Hassan (Sc Vipers), Shabena Daniel (JMC Hippos), Lekku Alfred (SC Vipers), Wangi Pius (SC Vipers), Mubiru Yafesi (Express FC), Esenu Musa (Soana FC), Shaban Muhammad (Onduparaka FC), Bunjo Noordin  (Proline FC), Nicholas Kanyankole (Busia Fisheries FC)
Police in Luwero district has started investigating the cause of a fire in which two children in Wampamba village, approved Wobulenzi town council in Luwero district, died yesterday.

The deceased have been identified as Fred Mayanja aged 2 and Festa Mayanja aged 4.

At around 6:00 am, their mother reportedly left for work at Wampamba trading center, but after a few minutes, she was notified that her house was on fire. Area residents tried to brake in but were unable to save the toddlers from the flames.

“What our investigation team has so far is that the fire came from a candle which the four year old lit, as their mother Harriet Nasaka had told him when she was leaving for work that morning.  We have taken the bodies to Luwero hospital for postmortem,” said Lamech Kigozi the area police spokesperson.


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