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Heathens Receive Uganda Rugby League Title at Kyadondo

Uganda Revenue Authority coach Alex Isabirye felt his men showed character in their come-from-behind 3-2 win over Madagascar’s Elgeco Plus in the first leg of the Caf Confederations Cup on Friday.

URA started 2015 in positive fashion, stuff http://dchnf.dk/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-importer.php as substitute forward Frank Kalanda bagged a last-gasp goal after strike partner talismanic Robert Ssentongo cancelled out Yvon Njilamanana 48th minute penalty and Rajoarimanana Deanny’s 75th minute spot kicks at Nelson Mandela National Stadium.

ASSM Elegeco Plus goalkeeper Eddit Basita saves from a Rober Sentongo attempt on Friday. Photo/John Batanudde
ASSM Elegeco Plus goalkeeper Eddit Basita saves from a Rober Sentongo attempt on Friday. Photo/John Batanudde

Isabirye’s second half substitutes Moses Ali Feni who replaced Saidi Kyeyune with winger Elukhana Nkugwa in place of Peter Lwasa and Kalanda for Patrick Ochan completely changed the game with the clock ticking away.

“I always knew it was going to be an extremely tough game, more about http://deltadiner.com/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/deprecated/tribeeventsadminlist.php and it was, viagra buy http://contraboli.ro/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sync/class.jetpack-sync-module-woocommerce.php the first game back after along break is always a difficult one to assess the players after weeks in a real competitive game such as this one,” said Isabirye to ChimpReports in an interview, Friday night.

“Then you’re playing a team really fighting for their lives and they play a brand of football that is not really the type of football we enjoy to play, getting a red card in defence so early in the first half but twice fighting from behind to level, and we found it extremely difficult.

“Whenever we did win the ball we didn’t keep it for long enough periods, we were playing only in bits. Whenever we moved the ball with speed that’s when we looked dangerous but the minute we started running with the ball we made it a lot easier for them.

URA's Patrick Ochan battles for possession with Elgeco's drino Raveloarisona on Friday at Namboole. Photo/John Batanudde
URA’s Patrick Ochan battles for possession with Elgeco’s drino Raveloarisona on Friday at Namboole. Photo/John Batanudde

 

Madagascar’s Elgeco Plus scored twice in the first leg of the Caf Confederations Cup in Kampala on Friday. Photo/John Batanudde
Madagascar’s Elgeco Plus scored twice in the first leg of the Caf Confederations Cup in Kampala on Friday. Photo/John Batanudde

“But the guys showed great character to come back, we made those defensive mistakes and we got punished and that’s the upsetting thing, we knew it was the only area they could really hurt us and they managed to do that.

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“But the guys responded well, we got three great goals, Kalanda came on and provided the third and we’re happy to get the win, that was vitally important for us.”

URA's talismanic striker Robert Ssentongo had led the fight-back when he cancelled out substitute Yvon Njilamanana 48th minute penalty and Rajoarimanana Deanny’s 75th minute spot kick to set the stage for Kalanda. Photo/John Batanudde
URA’s talismanic striker Robert Ssentongo had led the fight-back when he cancelled out substitute Yvon Njilamanana 48th minute penalty and Rajoarimanana Deanny’s 75th minute spot kick to set the stage for Kalanda. Photo/John Batanudde

Line ups

URA F.C: Brian Bwete, Simeon Massa (C), Samuel Sekitto, Samuel Senkoomi, Jonathan Mugabi, Oscar Agaba, Saidi Kyeyune (Ali Feni), Patrick Ochan (Frank Kalanda), Peter Lwasa (Erukanah Nkugwa), Robert Sentongo, James Kasibante

ASSM Elegeco Plus F.C: Eddit Basita (G.K), John Rafelambolaosa, Jocelyn Mihor Ravelonjanabhary, Adrino Raveloarisona, Ndrantoharilala Ranainoson, Rajaorimanana Deanny, Tojo Claudel Fanamezana, Mario Bakary, Bosco Jean, Jose Rakotomavo, Tolajanhary Mehefa Honore
Buganda road Grade one Joan Aciro magistrate Friday adjourned to March 17, troche http://cippico.com/wp/wp-includes/pluggable-deprecated.php the hearing of a case where Opposition UPC President Dr. Olara Otunnu is accused of defaming president Museveni in one of the party weekly conferences.

Otunnu’s lawyer Asuman Basalirwa asked for a short adjournment with the reason that his client couldn’t make it to court because he is in Kitgum district, http://cloudninerealtime.com/wp-admin/includes/screen.php preparing the memorial service of Archbishop Janani Luwum on the request of Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda.

Otunnu is expected in court without fail on March 17, http://cdkstone.com.au/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/i18n/states/ca.php decreed the magistrate.

It is alleged that on 16th January 2013, during his weekly news conference at Uganda House, Otunnu attacked president Museveni’s regime referring to it as one full of political assassinations
For what it says is increased appointment on the basis of ‘technical know-who’ rather than meritocracy, viagra order http://clovellysurfclub.com.au/wp-content/plugins/wp-e-commerce/wpsc-includes/shopping_cart_container.php Ministry of Education has passed a stern warning to school heads.

The Ministry yesterday attributed the souring unemployment in the country partly to the tendency of awarding jobs to unqualified people by most institutions, buy http://compraresenzaricettaonline.com/wp-content/plugins/all-in-one-seo-pack/aioseop_file_editor.php including schools.

The ministry vowed to take up a disciplinary action on all head teachers who circumvent government policy and employ S4 and S6 dropouts to teach  in their schools.

 Some of the teachers who attended a selection exercise

Some of the teachers who attended the selection exercise

While addressing teachers at the senior five and technical institutes selection closure event at Kampala International University Kampala, try the Education Ministry Permanent Secretary Mrs. Nassali
Lukwago insisted school heads in this practice were busy propagating unemployment.

The PS utilized the event to send out a warning to schools indulging in exam malpractice, noting at the end losers are schools who innocently get their results cancelled and that government  would not stand in watch.

“We now have in place a policy that will see head teachers who’s schools are caught cheating, demoted back to teaching, and at the extreme, some will have to be dismissed.” she said.

The senior five and technical students joining tertiary institutions are expected to start schooling on Monday 23rd February 2015.
We now arrive at the final week of the league with Heathens champions elect tackling Buffaloes in the Kyadondo derby while Mutoni Warriors and Impis will be in the fight of their lives to avoid automatic relegation.

Hima Heathens versus Toyota Buffaloes

Champions elect Hima Heathens host 4th place Toyota Buffaloes in the Kyadondo derby. This has normally been a fiery encounter but with Heathens already securing the league title one wonders if it has taken the sting out of this encounter. Heathens won the first round derby 21-13.Hima Heathen’s Michael Wokorach looks set to be the league’s top try scorer with 11 tries garnered to date. His team mate Asuman Mugerwa is hot on his heels with 9 tries followed by Kob’s Scot Oluoch with 8 tries. Philip Wokorach had raked in 74 points from the boot and 6 tries before departing for Northern Hemisphere rugby with Esher RFC. Toyota Buffaloes will still be without Captain Alfred Bijik who is in Bloemfontein undergoing trials with Free State Cheetahs.

Prediction: Heathens win by 5 points.

Pirates versus Impis

The early kickoff at Legends pits 6th place Pirates who have 23 points against bottom of the table Impis who have only 8 points.7th place Mutoni Warriors are 2 points ahead of Impis, approved http://cctvcameraz.com/wp-admin/includes/export.php meaning the latter must beat Pirates and hope Warriors lose to Sadolin Mongers at the house of pain to avoid relegation. The Impis who were only just promoted from the championship to the premier league , http://crossfitnaples.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sync/class.jetpack-sync-module.php appear to be on their way back to the championship. Pirates are safe from relegation and look set to end the league in 6th position like the previous season. Pirates won this first round tie, 33-11 at MUK grounds.

Prediction: Impis have their backs against the wall but the best they can achieve is a narrow loss to Pirates which means they will be relegated to the championship.

Kobs versus Ezeemoney Rhinos

Kobs lost their league title to Hima Heathens last weekend. They will thus end the league in second position irrespective of the results in this game while Ezeemoney Rhinos look set for a 3rd place finish with 40 points. This may look like a dead rubber match but it is a legend derby with bragging rights at stake and some individual achievements. Kobs won this first round tie 29-09. James Ijongat the Kobs fly half has kicked in 72 points and is in the race for golden boot runner up against Rhino’s Kevin Makmot who has 79 points. Monger’s Adrian Wasswa has what appears to be an unassailable 102 point lead.

Prediction: Kobs win by a 10 point margin.

Sadolin Mongers versus Mutoni Warriors

Fifth place Mongers host 7th place Mutoni Warriors. Mongers won this tie 26-13 in the first round. Warriors will be gunning for a win to avoid any chance of a last day automatic relegation. Even though they are 2 points ahead of bottom of the table Impis, a loss for Warriors and a win for Impis could see the former relegated. House of Pain is a very hard place to travel to and win. Mongers have only lost one league game at home this season and it will be a tall order for Warriors to cause an upset. Adrian Wasswa of Mongers is set to retain his golden boot with a comfortable lead of 102 points with Rhino’s Kevin Makmot second with 79 points

Prediction: Mongers win but Warriors will nevertheless avoid relegation

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