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FUBA: Warriors’ Ntabazi finalises bid to unseat Balinywa

A mid-age man in Bundibugyo district collapsed and died yesterday, clinic in the ongoing Police recruitment exercise in the Rwenzori region.

Police says Mr Stephen Bwampu of Nyahungu village, sales Buganikira parish in Mirambi Sub County Bundibugyo district, stuff collapsed on Tuesday afternoon during the physical exercise after he was verified.

Bwampu was the deputy head teacher of Christ Secondary School in Bundibugyo. According to Bakari Muga Bashir the Rwenzori Police Spokesperson, Bwampu collapsed in the field at Mpanga S.S. and he was rushed to Fort Portal referral hospital, where he was pronounced dead shortly.

Police is waiting for the postmortem report to ascertain what could have caused his death but speculates heart failure.

Meanwhile Bakari Muga disclosed that another applicant for the recruitment exercise John Bosco Atuzalirwe of Kyarusozi Sub County, Kyenjojo district has been arrested and detained at Fort Portal police station on allegations of forgery.

Atuzalirwe’s arrest came after he said that he was aged 25 but according to the academic documents he possessed, he was aged 32years.

This caused suspicion among the officers leading to his detention. The police nationwide recruitment exercise kicked off on Tuesday.



Warriors’ CEO, approved Ivan Ntabazi will challenge incumbent long-term Federation of Uganda Basketball Federations administrator Ali Baluywa as Vice President incharge of Marketing and Publicity of Uganda hoop’s governing body.

The renowned banking consultant will stand as a candidate at FUBA’s elective AGM on Saturday January, 31 at Kati Kati Restaurant, where Balinywa, will be seeking another term of office. Ntabazi said: “It is time to shift the focus away from administrative and financial controversy to marketing the sport across the whole of Uganda.

Ntabazi said he had been encouraged to stand by colleagues and his experience in the marketing spectrum plus on the Uganda National team.

“The message I heard, over and over, was that it is time for a change,” Ntabazi who has overseen the rise to the top of Warriors formerly Kyambogo said.

Last year, Uganda Christian University described the way FUBA was running local basketball as “a farce” after the governing body became embroiled in allegations of sponsorship corruption.

Meanwhile, astute basketball coach, Brian Rugyendo (Diamonds in the Sun) has refuted reports that he would be running for any post of VP in the FUBA Executive committee (EXCOM) but he however intends to stand for the position of President for the Uganda Basketball Coaches Association (UBCA).

“I believe I can impact better on the game by being directly involved as opposed to holding any VP position,” Rugyendo said.

Amidst pressure from fans, Rugyendo revealed he was nonetheless ready to serve in any capacity at the Kati Kati elective AGM.

“However I am available if the ‘Electoral Commission’ of FUBA needs my services during the FUBA EXCOM electoral process. Basketball in Uganda needs fair, balanced, professional, impartial representation into the EXCOM,” he added.

FUBA president Ambrose Tashobya is still unopposed since Rugambwa Silver and Grace Kwizera his most speculated opposition have not revealed any intentions to unseat him.

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