Judge orders Uganda’s Bobi Wine freed from house arrest

first_imgKAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A judge ruled on Monday that Ugandan security forces cannot detain presidential challenger Bobi Wine inside his home, rebuking authorities for holding the candidate under house arrest following a disputed election. Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, has been unable to leave his home since Jan. 14, when Ugandans voted in an election in which the singer-turned-politician was the main challenger to President Yoweri Museveni. Ugandan authorities have said Wine can only leave his home on the outskirts of the capital, Kampala, under military escort because they fear his presence in public could incite rioting.last_img

Enyimba Hammered 3-0 in Congo Brazzaville

first_imgThe match which held in Brazzaville was a big home win that has now catapulted CARA to the top of the group as they have scored more goals than erstwhile leaders Enyimba.Both teams have three points each but the Congolese top by virtue of a +2 goals difference, while the Peoples Elephant now have a -1. The home team raced into a 3-0 lead within the first 19 minutes.CARA took the lead after 14 minutes through Racines Louamba off a rebound.They doubled their advantage three minutes later through Cabwey Kivutuka, whose shot from the top of the box beat Ghanaian goalkeeper Fatau Dauda between the sticks for Enyimba. They then netted a third goal in the 19th minute courtesy Dicha Liema.Enyimba was a lot more disciplined and organised after the break, but they could not pull a goal back. The competition will continue after the World Cup in July.Elsewhere in the Confederation Cup yesterday, Ivory Coast’s ASEC Mimosas surrendered a one-goal lead to go down 3-1 to DRC’s AS Vita Club in a CAF Confederations Cup, Group A match at the Stade des Martyrs in Kinshasa.The loss for ASEC is their first in Group A and sees them drop to second in the group with three points from two games.Group A’s other match yesterday saw Aduana Stars fight back to hold Raja Casablanca to a 3-3 draw at the Agyeman Badu Stadium in Ghana.Following the draw for Stars they are sitting last in the group with a point from two matches thus far.Casablanca looked threatening in the early stages and Mahmoud Benhalib opened the scoring for the Moroccans in the 11th minute. In their response, the hosts made amends and scored courtesy of Ikama Ulitch in the 21st minute.In the run-up to the end of the opening half, the visitors upped their search for a second goal and were able to break the hosts’ defenceShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram CAF CONFED CUPUgo Aliogo with agency reportNigeria’s lone team standing in this season’s CAF Confederation Cup, Enyimba FC of Aba, was yesterday outclassed 3-0 in a Group C match by CARA of Congo Brazzaville.last_img read more

Bo’s bunch looks to move on after loss to Marquette

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoAfter a heartbreaking 61-58 loss to No. 25 Marquette on Saturday in Milwaukee, the Wisconsin men’s basketball team (6-2) will take on the Idaho State Bengals (4-5) at the Kohl Center tonight.The loss Saturday was the Badgers’ second loss to the Golden Eagles in as many years. Though the loss came at the hands of archrival Marquette, senior forward Joe Krabbenhoft and the Badgers aren’t fazed by the loss and are already moving on.“We got back here to work today and did some nice things,” Krabbenhoft said. “We’ve just got to look forward to what’s next. … We have a tough game against Idaho State, so we just have to be ready.”“You just have to get back on the court the next day and get better,” UW associate head coach Greg Gard added. “It’s pretty simple. It’s not the first setback we’ve had, and I’m sure it won’t be the last. You just have to bounce back the next day and get ready to go.”Despite losing the annual rivalry game to Marquette, the Badgers aren’t dwelling on the defeat. Gard and the rest of the coaching staff have been preaching that a win or loss has the same effect, no matter who the team faces.“It doesn’t matter who it’s against,” Gard said. “We never really get concerned about who we’re playing. The fans make a big deal about the rivalry, but whether you win that one or lose that one, you have to quickly move on to the next one.”Wisconsin’s two losses this season have come against ranked teams — No. 2 Connecticut and Marquette. Idaho State, though not possessing the same athleticism as the Golden Eagles or the Huskies, will present a tough challenge for the Badgers.Before beating Utah on Dec. 6, the Bengals lost five consecutive games. However, three of those losses came in overtime.One of those losses was an 88-82 defeat courtesy of Long Beach State, a team that nearly upset the Badgers on Nov. 16 on Wisconsin’s home court.Gard, along with the rest of the team, knows that playing Idaho State won’t be a walk in the park.“I know [Idaho State] is very well-coached,” Gard said. “[Bengals head coach] Joe O’Brien has won a few national championships as a junior college coach. … He knows his basketball, and his team is going to play very well and extremely hard.”In matching up against Idaho State, Wisconsin will have to defend Amorrow Morgan, a 6-foot-5-inch guard who averages 17 points per game. Though the Badgers have had trouble defending quick guards early in the season, the Bengals will have their hands full guarding UW guard Trevon Hughes, who leads the Badgers averaging nearly 14 points per game.Also, the emergence of freshman guard/forward Rob Wilson will give the Bengals yet another Wisconsin force to stop.“He’s fearless,” Krabbenhoft said of Wilson. “He doesn’t care about the names on the back of the jersey; he’s just going out there playing for Wisconsin and trying to help this team get wins.”“That’s good, because in my eyes I believe [Krabbenhoft] is the most fearless one on the team,” Wilson added. “That’s a good compliment coming from Joe.”Wilson also believes the team has much work to do, and bouncing back against Idaho State is the most important thing for the Badgers to worry about at the moment.“As Coach Ryan always says, ‘We have to look forward to the next challenge,’” Wilson said. “Personally I think we beat ourselves in that game. As long as we work better, we could be considered one of the best teams too.”last_img read more

Badgers come back in second half to best Boston College 74-59

first_imgThursday’s game against Boston College was the tale of two halves for the Wisconsin women’s basketball team. Losing 27-26 at halftime, the Badgers (5-2) went on to score 48 second half points and topped Boston College (3-5), 74-59 as part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge at the Kohl Center.After the first 20 minutes of action, the Badgers were down at halftime for the first time all year at home. UW was just 12-of-32 (37.5 percent) from the floor and shot just 2-of-10 from beyond the arc as a Boston College zone forced them outside the paint. Meanwhile, the Eagles shot 50 percent and were led by Katie Zenevitch who had 11 first half points. Of the Badgers’ 26 halftime points, redshirt junior Michala Johnson and fifth-year senior Taylor Wurtz accounted for all but two of those points scoring 14 and 10 points respectively.Boston College pushed their lead to 40-30 going on a 13-4 run to start the second half. The Badgers found themselves facing their largest deficit of the game and needed a spark to get them back in the game. They got that spark from sophomore guard Tessa Cichy who scored all of her 13 points in the second half on 4-of-5 shooting, including a perfect 3-for-3 mark from three-point range.“Whenever I come into the game, I’m looking to provide energy,” Cichy said. “I felt like at that point [in the game] we did not have a lot of energy … so that was what I was looking to do.”With 12:03 left to play in the game and the Badgers on a run, Cichy knocked in her first three-point shot of the night to decrease the Eagle lead to just two at 44-42. Just two minutes later Cichy would hit another three to make it 49-45, Boston College, and it was all Wisconsin from there. Cichy hit her final three point basket with 5:53 to go to regain the lead for UW and they wouldn’t give up the lead the rest of the way. The Badgers closed the game on a 29-10 run.“[Cichy] brought a lot of fight and energy,” Wisconsin head coach Bobbie Kelsey said. “[Cichy] is just a very smart player. She understands what to look for and she uses her brain more so than her physical part of her game. You need people to step up; that’s what a team is. It’s everybody giving maximum effort all the time and you never know when it’s going to be your night and [Cichy] had a great night and we needed it. Without her, we probably don’t win this game.”In the rare moments when Cichy wasn’t scoring in the second half, it was senior Morgan Paige contributing to the Badgers’ run. Like Cichy, Paige was scoreless in the first half but had all of her 12 points in the second half as well. With 4:59 left in the game, Paige rattled off ten straight points to push Wisconsin’s lead to 65-53; its largest lead of the game.Wurtz and Johnson were slowed down a bit in the second half but both still managed to score more than 20 points. Wurtz finished with 22 points, five rebounds, and four assists, while Johnson had totals of 21 points and seven rebounds. Johnson scored the first six points of the game for the Badgers which drew extra attention from the Eagle defense. That has been a familiar pattern all season for UW and once again, it only made things easier for the rest of the team.“Coach always says, ‘[Johnson’s] hungry. Keep feeding her’,” Wurtz said. “If they play [Johnson] one-on-one, she can score all the time. That opens up everything else. It opens up looks for me, for Morgan [Paige], and Jackie [Gulczynski], and then obviously Tessa [Cichy] today. So it was a team effort and everybody just contributed.”It was a big win for Wisconsin who is in the midst of a tough stretch of games. Including tonight’s game, three of the last four opponents for Wisconsin have been from power-six conferences. Following Thursday’s game, the Badgers will travel to Marquette on Saturday, play host to No. 24 Gonzaga on Tuesday and then head west to play Washington next Friday.“We’re very excited about this win,” Kelsey said. “We have a tough stretch here coming up, so we really needed this first one to really get us going. Just to show that fight again but we came out on the good side of the fight tonight. We had a game plan and it worked for us.”last_img read more

Albert Commey: Aduana kept star players for telepathic understanding

first_imgGeneral Manager of Aduana Stars, Albert Commey has noted how important it was to have kept his regular and performing players from moving away from the club in the transfer market.Unlike many other clubs in the country, Aduana have managed to get their key players to stay with the club and not to be lured to rival clubs or opportunities outside the country.Key players such as goalkeeper Stephen Adams and defender Godfred Saka are among others who will be with Aduana in the new season despite strong interest from clubs on both the local and international scene.In an exclusive interview with Joy Sports, Albert Commey stated how crucial it was to keep the best of his talents within the squad.“It is very important to keep the players because you need telepathic understanding, you need cohesion and you get all these things with the understanding among the players.”Commey also spoke about the club’s desire to improve on their goal scoring record from last season. “If you look at last season we scored 24 and conceded 25 and that is unlike Aduana so [we have] brought in midfielders that can tackle and those that can score and we’ve looked at blending experience with the youth [in our new squad].”Aduana Stars finished third last season with 46 points.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more