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WEEK REVIEW: UGANDA CURRENTLY TOPS IN OMAN, CECAFA TOURNAMENTS AND MORE SPORTS EVENTS HAPPENING OVER THE WEEKEND

CRICKET
Uganda currently tops the table standings at the ICC Cricket World Cup Challenge League B happening in Muscat, Oman after securing 3 straight wins against Jersey, Kenya and Bermuda. Uganda will now set out for a fourth win against Italy on Monday 09th December 2019 and the last match shall be against Hong Kong on Wednesday 11th December 2019.

Uganda has to at least finish among the top four teams by the end of the rounds to maintain their place in the challenge League, as the bottom two sides will be relegated to another qualification tournament. The qualification series will have the first round take place in Oman while the second round will be held Uganda next year while the third round will come in 2021 at a venue yet to be announced. These being part of the qualification series to the 2023 International Cricket World Cup to be hosted in India.

Meanwhile the girls cricket team is gearing up for the Africa Under19 Girls Cricket Tournament that will be hosted in Uganda at Entebbe, Kyambogo and Lugogo Cricket Ovals from the 16th to 21st December 2019 with participating teams from Rwanda, Tanzania, Botswana, Zimbabwe and hosts Uganda.

FOOTBALL
Uganda is playing host to both the CECAFA Under17 Girls Championships and the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup starting this week. The Senior Men’s event is scheduled from the 07th to 19th December 2019. Uganda has been pooled in Group A with Burundi, Eritrea, Somalia and Djibouti while Group B has Zanzibar, Tanzania, Kenya, and Sudan with fixtures as below
Saturday, 07th December 2019
Djibouti vs Somalia at 4pm at the Kabaka Kyabugu Stadium
Uganda vs Burundi at 4pm at Namboole National Stadium

Sunday, 08th December 2019
Zanzibar vs Sudan at 1pm
Kenya vs Tanzania at 4pm

Meanwhile the Under 17 Girls is slated for the 09th to 18th December 2019 with fixtures as below:
Monday, 09th December 2019
Tanzania vs Eriteria
Djibouti vs Kenya
Uganda vs Burundi

SWIMMING
Kirabo Namutebi won six gold and three silver medals to lead Uganda with 2,392 points to finish in second position at the CANA Zone III Swimming Championships in Karasani, Nairobi, Kenya. Hosts Kenya won the championships with 2,447.5 Points while Tanzania, South Africa Zambia, Burundi Susan, Djibouti, and Malawi followed in that order.

RUGBY
The Nile Special Stout sponsored Rugby Premier League is happening this Saturday, 07th December 2019 with games as below:
Stanbic Black Pirates vs Hima Cement Heathens at 4:30pm at Kings Park, Bweyogerere
Betway Kobs vs Toyota Buffaloes at 4:30pm at Legends Club, Lugogo
Shell Rimuka Rhinos vs Makerere Impis at 2:30pm at Legends Club, Lugogo

On a similar note, the Kratos Sports High School Rugby Champions Cup is taking place this Friday, 06th December 2019 at Legends Club with schools; Namilyango College, SMACK, MACOS, Light Academy, Kololo High School, Merryland High School, London College and Budo S.S taking part in this year’s edition.

BASKETBALL
In the National Basketball League Finals in the Women’s category, JKL Lady Dolphins faces off yet again UCU Lady Canons for Game 5 today at the MTN Arena, Lugogo today, 06th December 2019. The teams currently draw with 2-2 wins each.

BOXING
The Uganda Boxing Federation has embarked on a qualification campaign to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with a roadmap that will allow for selection of a National Team. On 16th to 23rd December 2019, the federation will hold the Olympic Trials at Lugogo.

Friday, December 6, 2019