On Sunday, 32 youths from different parts of Eastern Uganda underwent trials at the Njeru based FUFA technical center in Buikwe district. Twenty participants made it through the trials, which included physical fitness, health checks and dribbling skills.
“Football is won through moments and She-Maroons had their moment, which they used to score a winning goal. We are first-timers in this elite league and for sure the girls, most of whom are ordinary Level students, played their best, they have received the necessary exposure and if circumstances allow, they will play much better next season,” he said.
“We invited 30 players from different schools and selected football clubs all over the country, with most of them lacking match experience but after this one- week training am sure they can hustle all the tasks ahead of them,” she said.
Mukoghotya who spoke to journalists after the match, said he is playing good football to earn himself a place in Congo's national team. "The reasons i keep persistent and focused on playing good football is to strive and earn myself a slot back home in the Congo national team," he said.
According to the initial entrance fees, those on the stand paid Shillings 5000, plastic chairs Shillings 10,000 and pavilion Shillings 50,000. However, the entry fees have been slashed to attract more people to the games. Those on the stand will pay Shillings 3000, plastic chairs Shillings 5000 and pavilion Shillings 20,000.
The facility, whose construction commenced in July 2016 by Ambitious Construction Company Limited at a price of18.3 billion shillings, now requires a similar amount to procure furniture as well as facilities for staff to manage and run the prison.
Mbale Table Tennis Club has produced national and international table tennis stars like Gilton Chelibe now at SGK in Germany, Halima Nambozo who is currently in Australia, Ludia Natunga of KIU, Alex Wakumameli of KIU and Ivan Wamusi, the number one seed in Uganda among others.
According to the statement, Smith and Musema expressed their intentions to use football to create a positive impact on their communities such as generating exposure for the teams in their villages and raising the standard of coaching for children with disabilities.
The Kampala region team drew 1 all with Buganda region in full time pushing the match to penalty shootouts. Kampala region netted 6 goals against five managed by Buganda region. The final match between the Western region under 17 girls team and Kitara region also ended in a goalless draw.