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CAF African Schools Championship: Amus College, Royal Giant ready to represent Uganda at CECAFA Zonal Qualifiers

Uganda’s representatives at the CECAFA Zonal Qualifiers for the CAF African School Championship Amus College and Royal Giant High School have expressed their readiness to make the country proud.

It should be noted that Amus College and Royal Giant High School emerged winners of the National Qualifiers in the girls and boys category respectively last year.

The National Championship organized by FUFA and held in July 2022 attracted 20 schools and each of the participating getting 20 balls.

FUFA President Eng. Magogo Moses Hassim officiating at the launch of the tournament.
Amus College player celebrate after winning the National Qualifiers at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru.
Royal Giant High School emerged winners in the boys category.

The two aforementioned schools are part of the zonal tournament that pits Champions from the rest of the countries in the CECAFA region.

The tournament will be played in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania between 17-19th February 2023 with winners in either category qualifying for the CAF African Schools Championship.

Amus College team was officially flagged off by the Speaker of Parliament of Uganda Rt Hon. Anita Annet Among on Wednesday.

Rt. Hon Speaker of Parliament Anita Annet Among walking with Amus College players.

It should be noted that the Speaker is also the District Women Representative for Bukedea district where Amus College hails.

She urged the youngsters to make Uganda proud and pledged a USD10,000 reward if they win.

Amus College team pose for a group photo with the Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament Anita Annet Among.

“Now we are giving you USD 5,000 to support the team. As you go for this championship, go with the determination to win. Make Amus college, Bukedea and Uganda proud. When you do that, you will become stars of this country,” Among said.

Deputy Speaker, Rt. Hon. Tayebwa who also attended the function at Parliament assured the team of government’s support indicating Government prides in sports.

“You are the best team and we hope you will emerge the best in Tanzania. Government has committed support towards sports and at your age, you must do well to benefit from your talents.” he said.

Sixteen schools from nine countries will be competing in the U15 CAF African Schools Championship Qualifiers.

The countries include; Burundi. Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania, Sudan, Uganda and Rwanda and South Sudan

The inaugural CAF African Schools Championship will take place in April this year.

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