Opening Match: KCCA Soccer Academy 4-1 Police Armless Brigade
Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Soccer Academy defeated Police Armless Brigade 4-1 during the opening game of the 2016/17 FUFA Juniors League (U-17) Phillip Omondi stadium, Lugogo on Friday.
The match followed the FIFA Grassroots football festival that was co-ordinated by the FIFA Technical Development Officer and Grassroots football instructor Govinden Thondoo from FIFA’s development offices in Gaborone, Botswana.
FUFA Technical Director Asuman Lubowa, National Grassroots Coordinator Willis Muwanguzi and other trained grassroot football instructors graced the festival attended by over 100 children (boys and girls aged between 8 to 14 years).
In the match proper, KCCA Soccer Academy captain Francis Jurua scored a brace as the other goals came from Reagan Kasumba and Gerald Kawooya.
Ivan Lukwago scored a beautiful goal for the visitors which was the only consolation.
The match was handled by the newly trained FUFA Juniors referees.
FUFA second and third Vice president Darius Mugoye and Dennis Mbidde respectively watched the exciting fixture also attended by the Commissioner from the Ministry of Education and Sports, Daniel Omara Apitta, FUFA Finance Director Decolas Kiiza, KCCA F.C head coach Mike Mutebi, FUFA Technical Director Asuman Lubowa, FUFA Youth Development Officer Bashir Mutyaba, FUFA Competitions Director Ali Mwebe, FUFA Secretariat staff and other football fans.
The next games will be played on the 2nd October 2016.
IMPORTANT POINTS TO NOTE ABOUT THE FUFA Juniors League (U-17):
1-All players underwent the mandatory MRI tests to establish their true age
2-FUFA met all the costs of this exercise (MRI tests for the 16 clubs).
3-All the 16 clubs were given football equipment from FIFA and FUFA-20 soccer boots, 20 bibs, one set of jersey, two pairs of gloves, 20 pairs of shin guards and 15 balls.
4-Referees officiating the 2016/17 FUFA Juniors League are all below 20 years and underwent the FUFA Young Referees Programme held at the FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru
5-All coaches handling the U-17 clubs in the FUFA Juniors League underwent a special FIFA/FUFA Youth coaches course in Njeru.
6-FUFA will meet the costs of the coaches’ salaries in the FUFA Juniors League 2016/17 season.
Let’s support Youth football in Uganda. let’s Go FUFA. Thank you FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo for this great initiative.