Saints Go Top

Kampala businessman Desh Kananura finally showed the capability of his new Subaru N14 when it comes to speed as well as reliability as he blew away the rest of the field on the first day of the Mbarara Rally in Masaka.

Using the car he this month imported from the United Kingdom for the first time this season, cure Kananura produced the fastest time through the 5km Super Special Stage (SSS) at Pine Ridge double circuit in Bwala, viagra 40mg Masaka in a 5min 27sec lead.

After two years of absence, Kananura’s time was more than seven tenths of a second quicker than the previous best time set by opening day winner last year.

Defending champion Duncan ‘Kikankane’ Mubiru in a Subaru N16, remained the closest challenger albeit less a second back on Kananura, while rookie Kuku Ranjit completed another good day as he went third quickest on the day.

There was even some encouragement for the under estimated foreign crews as veteran Rwandan driver Christakis Fitidis  managed sixth in 5 minutes 30 seconds while National Rally Championship reigning champion Ronald Ssebuguzi registered two unfortunate jump starts and incurred a 1 minute 40 seconds penalty to be pushed out of the top ten.

The season opening rally is heading to Mbarara for three competitive sections on Sunday.


  1. Andrew Desh Kananura 5:27
  2. kuku Ranjit 5:30
  3. Fred Wampamba 5:36
  4. Arthur Blick Jr 5:39
  5. christakis Fitidis 5:40
  6. Raul Adam Essa 5:41

8: Omar Mayanja 5:43

  1. Ashiraf Ahmed 5:50
  2. Albert Ofong 5:56

The Saints have opened a seven point lead on the Rwenzori group table after a vital 1- 0 win over Hope doves today at Namboole stadium. Hassan Musana’s powerful free kick sealed the win for home side.

The Saints have been Rwenzori Group table leaders since late December, cheapest however Thursday’s 0-0 draw between Rwenzori group rivals Water FC and JMC FC meant that the Namboole club had an opportunity to stretch their lead at the top.

Last year in the corresponding first round tie, Hope Doves caused an early upset for The Saints at UPK grounds, Kyambogo when they took the lead in the first minute of the game but an Alex Kitata brace and a tap in by Fred Kyambadde ensured a 1-3 win.

In their opening second round ties, The Saints defeated Kumi United 1-0 in Kumi while Hope Doves outscored Namasagali 4-2 at their new home Nakivubo.

The Saints were primed to grab the three points and have been training well and had a few injury doubts.

After this tie, The Saints are heading east to Mbale to play CRO next week on Thursday. CRO have registered two wins on the trot. They beat Soroti Garage 2-1 and then Ngora Fredda Carr by the same margin.


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