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2020 BRIEF PROJECTION AND WEEK REVIEW OF LEAGUE SPORTS MATCHES KICK STARTING THE YEAR

Happy New Year from National Council of Sports (NCS).

The 2020 Sports Season has started in high gear and NCS is excited about the sports programmes and activities that will see Uganda’s sports transcend international standards. Accordingly, National Council of Sports working closely with the 50 affiliated National Sports Federations has set out to strategically deliver a successful sports year 2020 through ensuring compliance of National Sports Federations to policy guidelines, strengthening grassroots community sports through district tours, improving human capacity of Sports Administrators, increase of support to National Sports Associations, establishing partnerships and infrastructural development. On a similar note, the new years focus will be the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and we are happy to note that various national sports associations/federations have already embarked on qualification campaigns of athletes to the biggest global event.

Equally, as we end the second week of the year, we look at the sports events happening over the weekend below:

FOOTBALL
On Saturday, 11th January 2020 Uganda plays Ethiopia in the Under Women’s World Cup India 2020 Qualifiers at the Startimes Stadium, Lugogo.

The Uganda Premier League Round of 16 has kicked off and over this weekend, the following matches are lined up:
Friday, 10th January 2020
Busoga United FC vs Express FC at The Mighty Arena, Jinja SSS at 4:00pm
Vipers SC vs Kyetume FC at St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende at 4:30pm
Bright Stars Fc vs Bul FC at Kavumba Recreation Centre, Wakiso at 4:30pm
Maroons FC vs Prolines Fc at Luzira Prisons Grounds, Luzira at 4:30pm

Saturday, 11th January 2020
Wakiso Giants Fc vs Police FC at Kabaka Kyabaggu Sports Stadium, Wakiso at 3:00pm

In the earlier week, the following results were posted
URA 2-0 SC Villa
KCCA FC 1-0 Mbarara City FC

CRICKET
Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania are set to battle out for the winners crown of the Tri-Series Under 19 Girls Cricket Tournament at the Kyambogo Cricket Oval from the 13th to 17th January 2020.
On a similar note, the Mwiri Wembly Cricket League is on at Kyambogo Cricket Oval on 11th January 2020.

BASKETBALL
The National Basketball League Mens playoffs finals are back with Game 4 having City Oil vs UCU Canons on Friday 10th January 2020 at 7:30 pm at the Lugogo Indoor Stadium.

RUGBY
The Nile Stout Rugby Premier League is back with games as scheduled below:
Saturday 11th January 2020
Hima Cement Heathens vs Plascon Mongers at 4:30pm at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds

Friday, January 10, 2020