Police Suspends Kabale Guild Leader's Semifinal Match

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Safi Mabuye, the Sports Captain NTC Kabale protested, saying Bishop Barham University College was knocked out from the tournament on Saturday after failing to obtain the required points following the cancellation of their 1-0 victory over Kabale University.

There was confusion during the semifinals of the Kabale District Guild Leaders Association-KADGLA boy's football competitions on Sunday forcing police to suspend the game.
 
Trouble started after three teams stormed Kigezi High School playground in Kabale Municipality to play the semifinal match. The National Teachers' College-NTC Kabale entered the pitch to play against Uganda College of Commerce-UCC only to see their counterparts of Bishop Barham University College-BBUC also storm the pitch for the same match.
 

 
Safi Mabuye, the Sports Captain NTC Kabale protested, saying Bishop Barham University College was knocked out from the tournament on Saturday after failing to obtain the required points following the cancellation of their 1-0 victory over Kabale University. Bishop Barham University College was penalized for using mercenaries.
 



However, the Bishop Barham University College Sports Minister, Mathias Tindiwegyi insisted that all the players were screened by the Kabale District Guild Leaders Association officials and found eligible to play all matches.


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It took the intervention of anti-riot police led by Majid Alituha, the Officer-in-Charge of Operations Kabale Central Police station in consultation with Kabale District Police Commander, Dickens Bindeeba to suspend the match until further notice.

 

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Samuel Amanya
Samuel Amanya is the Kigezi Region URN bureau chief. Kabale, Kisoro, Kanungu and Rukungiri districts fall under his docket. Samuel Amanya has been a Uganda Radio Network reporter since August 2016. Before becoming a URN staff reporter, Amanya had written for the network for several years as a freelancer.


Amanya was also a Voice of Kigezi reporter from 2011 to 2016.


A journalism graduate from African College of Commerce Kabale, Amanya values his independence. Amanya says URN is a home for his talent because it lets him explore his journalistic interests without limits.

Amanya is fascinated by the crime beat and some of his best stories have come out of that interest. Amanya says he aims to be all round beat reporter.