Club Friendlies: Sc Villa Held By Maroons

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, here medical in a phone call with Democratic Republic of the Congo’s President, recipe drugs Joseph Kabila on Wednesday appealed for decisive action against the armed group FDLR (Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda), ask after it failed to surrender on deadline.

Mr. Ban reiterated that the FDLR has “failed to deliver on its promise to disarm and that the deadline of 2 January had expired without significant results”, according to a read-out of the phone call provided by his spokesperson during the daily press briefing at UN Headquarters this afternoon.

The phone calls follow concerns that DRC forces may not be willing to attack FDLR.

Previous reports by UN investigators have found concrete evidence showing Congolese generals arming the militia whose ideology and leadership instigated and executed the 1994 genocide in Rwanda in which one million people mainly Tutsi were killed.

It is also understood that during ground military operations against M23 in 2013, most FDLR fighters were absorbed in the Congolese mainstream army against the rebel group which Kinshasa said was being facilitated by Rwanda.

While DRC and UN forces were expected to start with bombardments of FDLR territories, they launched attacks on Burundi rebel group, FNL before seizing their bases.

However, UN said this would give them a good base to rout the FDLR.

Ban’s call to Kabila followed pressure from international bodies and regional countries on the need to finish the FDLR problem.


An East African Standby Force remains on standby to intervene in the Eastern Congo crisis should Kabila fall short on making good on his promise to attack FDLR.

The Secretary-General welcomed President Kabila’s assurance that his Government is ready to take action and noted that the UN Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) is ready to engage in operations alongside the Congolese military, also known by the French acronym FARDC.

Echoing that sentiment, UN Force Commander of MONUSCO, Lieutenant General Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz today in an interview with UN Radio said that as FDLR had failed to meet its deadline to surrender voluntarily, action to force disarmament may be imminent.

“As you know, 2 January was [the deadline] for the FDLR to surrender voluntarily. Unfortunately, they didn’t meet expectations. One option is to…defeat the FDLR and to force the surrender of this group,” General dos Santos Cruz said over the phone from DRC’s capital, Kinshasa.

“It is very important for FDLR to stop its activities in the eastern part of Congo to bring stability to the region. We don’t have only FDLR as an armed group but they are very important politically and their surrender is important to stability here,” General dos Santos Cruz added.

He explained that MONUSCO and the Congolese army have joined forces to follow-up on the progress of disarming the group. An upcoming 15 January meeting with several regional organizations is expected to focus on the matter and decide what action to take.

In the meantime, General dos Santos Cruz said that the leaders of the 2,000-strong FDLR take action toward surrendering based on international negotiations.

“They need to surrender to bring more stability to the eastern part of Congo and to the whole region. If they don’t comply with that, we are ready to follow up with the political authorities and we are going start operations against them,” the General warned.
Sc Villa and Big league side MaroonsFC played to a 3 all draw at Nakivubo stadium on Friday evening.

The fairly entertaining game was Villa’s forth test match in the December-January league break.

Steven Bengo put the hosts in the lead midway first half before Godwin Kitagenda leveled for Maroons towards half time.

Villa pressed for the second before recess but the Maroons’ back four stood firm thus finishing the first half level on 1-1.

In the second half, pills Maroons came back strongly pressing from right to left and centre which yielded results for them getting in front with a superb strike from Brian Akena.

Substitute Hassan Wasswa scored for the blues to level and the record league champions increased momentum when another substitute Ronald Muganga scored what seemed like a winner for Villa through a fantastically taken free kick.

When Villa scored their third, viagra buy they seemed to have lost focus giving room to the hard working Maroons to possess the ball which eventually resulted into an equalizer from Kamada Lubega.

The game ended with each team scoring three times to make it a six goals thriller. Jogoo’s president Ben Misagga was in attendance alongside CEO Ivan Kakembo.
Team sheets:

Villa (first 11):
Nicolas Ssebwato, Derrick Walulya, Isaac Muleme, Doka Musa, Alolo Rogers, Kirabira Isaac, Kasule Abdallah Hakim, C.Ntambi, Emenenayor Victor, Steven Bengo and Nsumba Augustin.

Subs: Kalumba John,Kaggwa Andrew, Muganga Ronald, Kiweewa Ivan, Kamanzi Dennis, Hassan Wasswa and Wail.

Maroons (first 11):
Akol Emma, Kiyaga Salim, Ayeko Richard, Allan Anguyo, Okello Slivester,Okello Maxwell, Musa Ssali. Abel Etuloda, Orombi Ronald, Akena Brian and Kitagenda Godwin.
Subs: Herbert, Mugabi Ronald, Alumansi Jamal, Ewori Solomon, Jamal Mariamungu, Kayemba, Akuyo Phillips, Opio Simon, Winju Rafael and Ali Nsimbe.

Elsewhere, Sc Victoria University was denied a second straight win by Big league side The Saints after drawing one all at Nambole yesterday whereas Jinja Municipal Council edged Bul Fc by 2-1 at Kakindu stadium.


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