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PHOTOS: Brig Muhoozi Commissions New SFC Buildings

Ambrose Kirya’s second half double sealed maximum points for Sports Club Villa as they made a comeback of the season from two goals down to defeat arch rivals Express FC 3-2 in a five-goal thrilling derby played at the War Memorial stadium -Nakivubo on Friday afternoon.

Express Fc shocked their hosts after just two minutes into the game when Ceasar Okhuti picked a floating ball from the centre and cut the distance into the box through the upper left wing.

The striker floored Henry Katongole with a tricky dummy before drifting in a brilliant cross which found Tonny Odur unmarked for the opener with a header.

The former KCCA FC and Nkana no.9 returned the favour seven minutes later with a defense splitting pass to Kayiwa who connected to Okhuti. The league top scorer picked with a subsequent 180′ turn and fired past Bugembe to double the lead.

Karim Ndugwa pulled one back eight minutes before the break with a header off Lwesibawa’s cross.

Kirya moment of Brilliance

Interim coach Kirya made an instant substitution removing Martin Kizza for Umar Kasumba. The change turned fruitful after the interval when Kasumba’s effort earned a corner of Ibrahim Kizza.

Lwesibawa curled in to find Ambrose Kirya who fired in the equalizer in 63rd minute. Three minutes later Kirya was back again powering a screamer into the net from Lwesibawa’s assist.


Lineups: Villa XI: Ashadu Bugembe, erectile http://childrensclasses.org/wp2012/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-get-term-endpoint.php Isaac Muleme, view http://cienciaaldia.com/wp-includes/feed-rss.php Henry Katongole, ampoule http://cogocapital.com/lp/wp-includes/class-ixr.php Jonathan Mugabi, Sulaiman Ocheru, Dennis Kamanzi Tadeo Lwanga, Godfrey Lwesibawa (82′ Paul Mbowa), Martin Kiiza (37′ Umar Kasumba) Karim Ndugwa, Ambrose Kirya

Express XI: Martin Elungat, Ismael Kazibwe, Ronald Sekubomba, Ayub Kiiza, Isaac Okello, Ibrahim Kayiwa(46′ Vincent Kayizzi/ 85′ Mubiru Yaseri), Isaac Kintu, Tony Odur, Emma Kalyowa, Richard Kizito (68′ Eric Sebuguzi), Ceasar Okhuti.
The UPDF Special Forces Command (SFC) has commissioned two new buildings in Entebbe that will help bridge the accommodation deficit and enhance the welfare of Special Forces soldiers.

Umoja Hall, stuff http://dakarlives.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-integrations.php located at 10 Marines Battalion headquarters, and Kabuura Hall at Entebbe Military Barracks were officially commissioned this past week by the Special Forces Commander, Brig. Muhoozi Kainerugaba and the State House Comptroller, Lucy Nakyobe, respectively.

Umoja Hall will serve as a conference facility that will be used to host meetings, seminars, and presentations for the Special Forces and visiting military delegations.

Kabuura Hall was named after the late Maj. Robert Kabuura who served in the then Presidential Protection Unit (PPU), predecessor of the SFC, before his death in 1993.

Kabuura Hall will provide accommodation to SFC officers
Kabuura Hall will provide accommodation to SFC officers

The Hall is an accommodation facility that will host officers’ families that hitherto lacked decent housing.

Kabuura was a bush war hero that served in the High Command Unit (HCU) before its transition into the PPU after the success of the revolution in 1986.

Plans for more housing units in the future are in the works.

This will further alleviate the accommodation deficit and contribute to the comprehensive program to improve living conditions of all UPDF servicemen throughout the country.

Brig Muhoozi said the new buildings would address some of the gaps faced by the Special Forces in terms of accommodation.

Muhoozi and senior SFC officers inspect Umoja Block
Muhoozi and senior SFC officers inspect Umoja Block
The new Umoja residence for SFC operators
The new Umoja residence for SFC operators

He described SFC’s widespread and sustained infrastructure development policy as ‘nested within’ or part of the wider military’s deliberate plan to address the infrastructure deficit.

“The SFC is demonstrating the true spirit of patriotism. Patriotism is about hard work and dedication, not mere words. I’m therefore very happy that this spirit of self sacrifice is growing amongst Special Forces units and soldiers,” said Brig. Muhoozi at Umoja Hall.

Brig. Muhoozi also appealed to the officers to maintain the facilities in a good condition so that they could serve future generations of Special Forces operators.

Good housing facilities

The latest development underlines the SFC’s commitment to provide decent housing facilities to its operators.

In June 2015, SFC commissioned a brand new accommodation block (Ssekyalo) at the headquarters of 10 Marines Battalion which is now accommodating 10 soldiers’ families.

Ssekyalo was the first commander of the marines unit in 1986, and was instrumental during the struggle in aiding the then NRA guerrilla chief, Yoweri Museveni, on his clandestine crossings of Lake Victoria from 1981 to 1985.

Earlier in 2014, another block was built and named Kankiriho Hall to provide shelter to 20 soldiers’ families.

Brig. Patrick Kankiriho was the commander of the UPDF 2nd Division at the time of his death in March 2013.

The State House Comptroller, Lucy Nakyobe said she was profoundly honoured to be associated with the Special Forces and its leadership, whom she hailed for their discipline, hard work and commitment.

She commended the SFC tradition of naming buildings after fallen comrades which immortalizes the dearly departed and comforts their families.

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