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FIFA/FUFA Grassroots football festival climaxes

The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) Grassroots football festival successfully ended at Old Kampala Secondary school play grounds on Saturday.

Close to 500 participants (pupils) from Kampala region took part  in the kids festival organized to mark the launch of the FIFA Grassroots football programme in Uganda.

500 kids

About 500 kids took part in the FIFA/FUFA grassroots festival at Old Kampala s.s grounds.

There were 31 primary school teachers and FUFA regional representatives fresh from a five day training course at FUFA’s Njeru Technical center.

They were equipped with skills and tactics of teaching football basics.

They are expected to apply the same skills while in other festivals lined up in different regions.

FIFA instructor, Mr Govinden Thondoo from FIFA’s development offices in Gaborone, Botswana was in charge of the festival.

young girls with coach

Young girls willing to learn the basics of football follow their coach in a session.

This fully Fifa and Fufa sponsored programme had been launched on Monday at the Ministry of Education and Sports headquarters after the signing of a Memorandum  of understanding between FUFA, the Ministry of Education and sports as well as the ministry of Local government.

Samuel Odong, the Assistant Commissioner of sports in the Ministry of Education and Sports who was the chief guest at the festival.

He called upon upon all primary schools head teachers to fully embrace the grassroots programme by rendering all the necessary support.

girls play football

Young girls got the chance to learn the football basics at the FIFA/FUFA grassroots development programme.

Mr Odong also called upon corporate sponsors in their respective capacities to come out and throw their weight behind the programme meant to identify and develop football talent  among primary school going kids.

MAIN PHOTO: Kids at the FIFA/FUFA grassroot football festival.

PHOTO CREDITS: FUFA Communications Department

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