Residents of Walukuba division in Jinja Municipality are protesting a decision to sell off Abel Dhaira Football Grounds land, formerly known as Walukuba Football Grounds. Dhaira was Uganda Cranes goalkeeper who succumbed to abdominal cancer in April 2016 and to keep his memory alive, Jinja Municipal Council resolved to rename Walukuba football grounds after him.
Moses Oketayot, a former Cranes striker who also played for Maroons, BAT and Gulu United clubs, says that going by the teams performance on Tuesday against Ghana, The Cranes need to attack much more aggressively and consistently to win the remaining games.
The 1978 Uganda Cranes football team have been awarded the Golden Jubilee medals for their outstanding service to the country. The team, some of whose members are dead, took Uganda to the finals of the Africa Cup of Nations before losing 2-0 to hosts Ghana in the penultimate game of the tournament.
The team arrived on an Emirates Airlines flight ahead of their Group D last game of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Afcon qualifier. The team members were later vaccinated at the Airport before being allowed to leave for Kampala.
Uganda Cranes Head Coach Milutin â€˜Michoâ€™ Sredojevic has said injured play-maker Brian Majwega is a big doubt for the trip to West Africa. The Cranes travel to Niamey, Niger on Sunday for four days of camping before connecting to Kumasi, Ghana for a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier match slated for September 6th.
Uganda Cranes head coach Micho Sredojevic says Uganda cranes will aim at improving its attacking wing in order to overcome the hurdle posed by the initial loss. He says the loss was disappointing considering that Uganda was a better team with better rankings.
Uganda Cranes players have taken MTN Uganda to court over breach of contract for their image rights. The players want up to 342.3 million shillings from the mobile telephone company plus general damages for breach of contract and unfair benefit to MTN Uganda.
Uganda Cranesâ€™ historic 4-0 win against visiting Congo Brazzaville at Namboole stadium last Saturday, has continued to generate excitement across the country including Teso sub region. In parts of Teso, it has remained common to find people excitedly chatting in groups about the win and notably about the contribution of one of the goal scorers, Emmanuel Okwi who hails from the area.
The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has rewarded the victorious Uganda Cranes team with a cash bonus of 70 million shillings for their convincing 4-0 victory over Congo Brazzaville on Saturday, in a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
Ugandaâ€™s stylish qualification for round 2 of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers will be talked about for years to come, irrespective of whether Uganda eventually makes it to South Africa next year. The Cranes registered a huge 4-0 demolition of Congo Brazzaville on Saturday at Namboole Stadium with goals from skipper Andy Mwesigwa, Godfrey Walusimbi, Geoffrey Massa and Emma Okwi.
A 34th minute header from skipper Andy Mwesigwa and a Geoffrey Walusimbi penalty early in the second half were followed by solo efforts from Geoffrey Massa and Emma Okwi late in the game to send the Cranes through on a 5-3 aggregate win.
The Uganda Cranes need nothing less than an emphatic victory of at least two un-answered goals to eliminate Congo Brazzaville on Saturday afternoon in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at Namboole Stadium.
The calm defender, who played alongside Andy Mwesigwa in the Cranes 3-1 away loss to Congo Brazzaville in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier two months ago, said he was happy to be home and was looking forward to give his best.
Following the high rate at which players have been getting serious injuries, world football governing bodyâ€”FIFAâ€”has put in place an insurance of US$100 million which will cater for national players across the world.