Mbarara City FC come from behind to stun KCCA FC

first_imgMbarara City FC habe won all their last three League games. (PHOTOS/Sanyuka)Uganda Premier League Mbarara City FC vs KCCA FCKakyeka Stadium, Mbarara Tuesday, 26-11-2019KCCA FC threw away a one goal lead as they lost 2-1 away to Mbarara City FC on Tuesday.The Kasasiros who came into the game unbeaten in their last six, scored through Sam Ssenyonjo but two goals by Ibrahim Orit and Bebe Swalik ensured they suffered their third loss of the season.After a slow start, KCCA FC took the lead on 18 minutes when Ssenyonjo headed in a Kezironi Kizito perfectly weighted cross.Mbarara equalized three minutes to the break through eventual man of the match-Orit.The tricky winger headed home past Charles Lukwago, a Brian Ahebwa cross.Sensing danger, Morley Byekwaso who stepped in for the absent Mike Mutebi, took of the ineffective Muzamir Mutyaba and replaces him with Eric Ssenjobe.Mbarara was taking the game to KCCA and all that stood between them and a second goal was Lukwago.Lukwago in action against Mbarara City FC on Tuesday.The shot stopper did well to deny Ahebwa from close range before pushing away a Pistis Barenge long-range drive.However he could do nothing about Swalik’s rebounded effort on 70 minutes.Swalik pounced after Lukwago had parried a Solomon Okwalinga teasing cross and John Revita had failed to clear the ball to safety.KCCA FC tried to mount a come-back but did not create enough in front of goal, enabling Mbarara to walk away with all three points.The victory is Mbarara’s third in as many games ever since Brian Ssenyondo replaced Paul Nkata as head coach.The Ankole Lions who have now completed all their first round games, have 19 points and climb into 9th on the standings.For KCCA FC, they stay 4th with 26 points rom 13 games.They next take on SC Villa and Proline FC before they complete the first round.Victory in both games will see them end the first round in second with 32 points.How both teams started Mbarara City Muhammad Ssekeba (G.K), Stephen Othieno, Jasper Aheebwa, Hillary Mukundane (Captain), Soulymane Bamba, Pistis Balenge, Swalik Bebe Ssegujja, Solomon Okwalinga, Brian Aheebwa, Paul Mucureezi (90? Wol Makueth), Ibrahim OritKCCA FC Charles Lukwago (G.K), Fillbert Obenchan, Herbert Achai, Samuel Kato, John Revita, Kezironi Kizito (75’ Steven Sserwadda), Muzamiru Mutyaba (46’ Eric Ssenjoobe), Abubakar Gift Ali, Erisa Ssekisambu, Mike Mutyaba (60’ John Odumegwu), Sam SsenyonjoThe other game played on Tuesday -URA FC 2-1 Proline FCComments Tags: Bebe SwalikBrian SsenyondoIbrahim OritKCCA FCmbarara city fcMike Mutebimorley byekwasoSam SsenyonjoUganda Premier Leaguelast_img read more

Big 5, Little 4 both up and running

first_imgThe race for the Little 4 and Big 5 got under way this past week, with some exciting action on the local baseball and softball fields.And it was good news for the McKinleyville and Del Norte girls, each of whom swept past the opposition in softball.The Panthers are off to a fast start in 2018 and took three games from Arcata last week to put them at the top of the standings at 3-0, while the Warriors took two games at Eureka on Saturday behind the impressive pitching of junior standout …last_img read more

Hope floats for women in politics

first_imgThe women’s wings of the three major political parties in Odisha have become more active since the State Assembly passed a resolution unanimously for providing 33% reservation for women in the Legislative Assemblies and Parliament on November 20 last year. Ahead of the simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in the State, the number of meetings and demonstrations by the women’s wings of the ruling Biju Janata Dal and Opposition Congress and BJP has also started multiplying after Chief Minister and BJD president Naveen Patnaik took up the issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 4. Mr. Patnaik had urged Mr. Modi to initiate necessary steps for passing the Women’s Reservation Bill for reservation of one-third seats in Parliament and State Legislatures for women. “I assure full support of my government in providing women their rightful place in the decision-making process,” Mr. Patnaik wrote to Mr. Modi.The Chief Minister, who has been focussing on women’s empowerment, has not stopped there. Senior party leaders have been meeting top leaders of different parties across the country seeking their support for passage of the Bill in Parliament.Positive signs In fact, the three major parties have also strengthened their women’s wings in the recent months. While the BJD and the Congress have appointed new presidents in their women’s wings, the BJP has inducted some prominent women to add strength to its women’s wing. Such has become the political atmosphere that women leaders of these parties from far-off districts have started frequenting Bhubaneswar hoping to get party tickets. They are of the view that more women will be given tickets to contest the coming elections even if the Bill is not passed in Parliament. “This is a positive sign that more and more women are coming forward to actively participate in politics. Odisha has produced many women leaders, including former Chief Minister Nandini Satpathy, in the past and the current trend should be encouraged by different parties,” said political analyst Rabi Das. Buoyant by the developments with regard to women’s political participation, transgender rights activists too have become active in their work with the hope that they may also be given tickets by different parties. “Time has come for all parties to give tickets to transgender people to ensure their participation in the decision-making process,” said Meera Parida, chairman of the All Odisha Transgender Welfare Trust.last_img read more