Sunday August 12, 2018
By Aiden Graw
Sheema Girls U-17 team from Sheema District have jubilated to the fullest after defeating Kisoro Young Blood in a 1-0 victory at Bushenyi Stadium.
Airtel Rising Stars season 7 started in gear on Friday 10th 2018 and ended today where winners have been awarded with golden trophies, golden medals, certificates and a cheque of one million Shillings per team while the Runners up walked away with Silver trophies, Silver medals , certificates and UGX 500,00 per team.
IN THE GIRLS FINAL FOR WESTERN REGION;
FT: Sheema 1-0 Kisoro Young Blood
[Goal from Aine Adella]
IN THE GIRLS FINAL KITARA REGION
FT: Tooro Queens 3-0 St.Pauls
[Goals from Kempango Sylvia, Komuntale Sumaya 2]
IN THE BOYS FINAL FOR WESTERN REGION;
FT: Kigezi 1-1 Lions Academy [Penalities 6-5]
IN THE BOYS FINAL FOR KITARA REGION;
FT: Kiryandongo 1-0 Friends of Soccer
[Goal from Iranya Benjamin]
MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS:
Boys (Western) – Tembo Dan of Lions Academy
Boys (Kitara) – Iranya Benjamin of Kiryandongo
Girls (Western) – Kekimuri of Sheema Girls
Girls (Kitara) – Kabarungi Cissy of Tooro Queens
TOP GOAL SCORERS
Kitara Girls- Kunihira Magaret (Tooro Queens) 5goals
Western Girls- Aine Adella (Sheema Girls) 5goals
Kitara Boys- Kakooma Zion (Friends of Soccer) 2goals
Western Boys- Marvin (Kisoro Young Blood) 6goals
BEST GOAL KEEPERS
GIRLS (KITARA) –Kamuli Cecilia of Tooro Queens
GIRLS (WESTERN) –Nayebare Aisha of Mbarara Junior
BOYS (KITARA) –Masereka Peter of FC Broncky
BOYS (WESTERN) –Nkinzimana Musa of Kisoro Young Blood
Joseph Matovu, the Airtel Business Manager Bushenyi Branch thanked all the teams that participated in this season and encouraged more teams to join this competition that takes place nationwide annually.
FUFA EX-COM and Executive for Western Region Chris Kalibala urged the teams in the region to continue supporting such competitions adding that it helps in identifying talents. He said that the main aim of bringing this year’s tournament to western Uganda was show that even on the soils of this area; National team can get quality players.
Mr.Kalibala gave examples of Farouk Miya, Paul Mucureezi, Kezironi Kizito, Muhamad Shaban, Opolot Julius, and Allan Okello among others whose talents were discovered through Airtel Rising Stars campaign that started in 2011.
Other sports officials present were Mutaka Sheka, Salim Twaha, Cosmas, Buduka, Jackson Nyoma and Oliver Mbakeka the Assistant coach for Crested Cranes.
Finance and Administration Secretary Mwebesa Patrick Kizito who was the Chief Guest representing Chairman Jafari Basajjabalaba thanked FUFA and Airtel for partnership and encouraged other companies to copy such innovations as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility.
Airtel Uganda also double as the official sponsors of National Ladies team known as the Crested Cranes.
Source: www.mknewslink.com a greater western Uganda news website