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CSR: Express FC wins FUFA Cup of Hope in Luzira Upper Prison, Inmates receive football items

Express FC emerged winners of the FUFA Cup of Hope after edging KCCA FC 2-1 in the final of the tournament on Sunday at Luzira Upper Prison ground.

Bashir Kasibante who will walk to freedom in May after serving his sentence netted both goals for Express FC.  Captain Ogwang Samuel scored for KCCA FC.  The winners took home a Cup and  a new set of jersey. Ten teams took part in the tournament.

FUFA fulfills CSR promise to inmates of Luzira Uppper Prison 

It is exactly 371 days today as FUFA returned to Luzira Upper Prison to offer more hope to the inmates through football.  As one of the tools used to support and improve society by using the beautiful game, FUFA fulfilled the promise made on 12th March 2017 at the same place by delivering football items as part of the FUFA CSR activity for this year.

Items delivered included a computer, goalkeeping gloves, refereeing kits, two boks of the FIFA Laws of the Game and 20 balls.  FUFA also faciliated the three day Referees’ course condcuted by Samuel Egesa. The fresh referees handled the both matches played on the day.


FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo, 2nd Vice President Darius Mugoye and CEO Edgar Watson handing over 20 balls to the OC Luzira Upper Prison SSP Moses Sentalo.

Before the donataions were handed over, two matches were played in which the FUFA President’s XI fell to the Upper stars losing 6-4.

Upper Stars goals were scored by Ivan Odwari , Eddie Muhingo and Katerega Oscar with a brace each.

FUFA CEO Edgar Watson  got a brace, Hakim Magumba and Eng. Moses Magogo netted for the President’s XI.

Odwari Ivan(C) joins Eddie Muhingo(R) after scoring the 6th goal.


Isabirye joins FUFA President to celebrate his goal at Luzira upper prison


L-R; Magumba, Isabirye and Watson celebrate one of their goals


FUFA President’s XI that fell to Upper stars

FUFA President’s XI made several changes as the games went on which saw goalie Sam Kawlaya come on for Sadiq Wassa in the first half, Phillip Ssozi replaced Fred Tamale, Ali Kitenda for Hassan Mubiru, Ali Kayongo for FUFA President.

Luzira Upper Stars  XI that outfoxed FUFA President’s XI


Luzira Express FC in a group photo with FUFA President, FUFA 2nd Vice President and OC Luzira Upper Prison SSP Moses Sentalo after their being crowned winners
Kasibante Bashir takes on an opponent during the game

While addressing the public, Luzira Upper Prison OC SSP Sentalo expressed his excitement having received officials from the football governing body (FUFA).

‘We don’t take your being here for granted, without your coming here all this excitement wouldn’t have been expressed. The joy amongst us here is because of your presence’ Sentalo noted.

Luzira prison OC SSP Moses Sentalo while addressing the crowd

Sentalo also applauded the inmates for putting up a spirited game and ensuring discipline is at maximum and later expressed his desire for a seasonal league instead of tournaments in the upper prison and highly praised the initiative of the capacity building amongst inmates.

‘The introduction of a referees’ course is a remarkable milestone in the upper prison and it’s going to change a lot in terms of football here’ added Sentalo.

FUFA President thanked inmates for loving the game of football and joining the whole world to make it the most popular and loved sport.

In his brief remarks before the donation also noted the fulfillment of a pledge made by the football governing body.


FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo while addressing the crowd

As FUFA, we promised to have a game here every year between the month of February and March and we have fulfilled. Thank you for choosing football as your desired sport hence making it number one and most popular in the world’ said FUFA President.

Inmates celebrate Express FC winner scored by Kasibante Bashir

Main Photo: FUFA President hands over the computer set to OC Luzira Upper Prison SSP Sentalo and Head of sports

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