Mayanja to talk at Sydney meet
SPORTS - Ugandaâ€™s Rachel Mayanja will be the keynote speaker at the International Working Group of Women and Sport conference due in Sydney Australia May 20-25.
SPORTS - Ugandaâ€™s Rachel Mayanja will be the keynote speaker at the International Working Group of Women and Sport conference due in Sydney Australia May 20-25. Mayanja, the United Nations assistant secretary-general and special advisor on gender issues and advancement of women, will speak to women from across the globe about the advancement of sports and gender equality. The congress will also celebrate the achievement of women in sports.
Walukuba wins Makubuya gala Final
Walukuba 4 Yale High 0
Arsenal Njeru 2 (3)
Yale High 2 (5)
Yale win 5-3 on penalties
St. Jude 0 Walukuba 1
SOCCER - Walukuba produced one of the best performances when they thumped Yale High 4-0 in the final of the Makubuya Memorial soccer tournament at Kakindu stadium on Sunday.
Fourty qualify at Nakirebe clinic
BASEBALL - The first session of the Africa baseball and softball coachesâ€™ clinic that ended on Sunday at the Nakirebe Baseball Complex, Mpigi, saw all the 43 participants successfully qualify as coaches after passing an aptitude test. The session comprising mostly of foreigners had only 17 Ugandans. It was organised by Uganda Little League Baseball in conjunction with Major League Baseball.
Uganda ready for junior event
WEIGHTLIFTING - Uganda has landed an invitation to participate in the 16th edition of the Africa youth and junior weightlifting championships due in Cairo, Egypt on March 20-27. Uganda Weightlifting Federation president Salim Musoke said his body shall honour the invitation because the championship will serve as the main qualification event for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games due in Singapore. Musoke said the federation shall soon organise national trials to select the team to train for the event.
Bushenyi in grand finale
SOCCER - The mother of all battles is here. The final game in the Bushenyi women football league is on this Sunday at Nyakasharu in Bunyaruguru and it will not only be the last game of the season but also a title decider between two favourites Kyabugimbi and Bushenyi WFCs. Defending champions Kyabugimbi lead the table with 25 points while rivals Bushenyi are one point adrift. While the holders will be looking for at least a draw, their opponents need nothing but a win to lift their first accolade.
FOSA tourney reaches semis
PG Emason v Jinja Academy
Kyabirwa Tigers v Kiwa Utd
SOCCER - The first edition of the on going U-14 Friends of Soccer Academy (FOSA) tournament has reached semifinals stage with PG Emason up against Jinja Sports Academy while Kyabirwa Yellow Tigers meet Kiwa United at Kivubuka playground today.
SOCCER - A one-week referees beginners course has opened in Lira with 66 participates attending from the Lango and Acholi sub-region. The course started on Monday and runs until January 30 at Lira Town College School. Ten UPDF officers from Acholipi Army detach are among the participants. The course being facilitated by Kityo Ssozi will see the participants conclude by doing examinations.
Sport in brief