The wait is finally over as the inaugural FUFA Tv Cup kicks off today with a match in Kampala and another in Jinja.
The first tie will witness Makerere College School host Mengo Senior School this morning at Makerere University main ground before another explosive tie between Kiira College Butiki and Namilyango College in the afternoon.
Since the launch of the tournament, all schools have been intensively training and gearing up for the newborn tournament.
The teams were pooled into two groups.
Group A: Makerere College School, King’s College Budo, St. Mary’s College Kisubi, Mengo Senior School
Group B: Namilyango College, Jinja College, Busoga College Mwiri, Kiira College Butiki.
On Sunday 11th June 2023, St Mary’s College Kisubi and King’s College Budo will lock horns in what will be dubbed the ‘FUFA Tv Blockbuster schools derby’ in Kisubi at 4pm while Busoga College Mwiri hosts Jinja College in Mwiri at 10am.
The return leg matches will be played between 14th -17th June.
The Semifinals also to be played on a home and away basis will be held on 21st June 2023 (1st leg) and 25th June 2023 (return leg).
The final to be played over match will be held on 1st July 2023.
About the Tournament
The Theme of the Tournament is ‘Excellence in Academics and Sports’
FUFA gave two sets of jerseys to each school
FUFA gave 10 balls to each school
It is sponsored by FUFA Tv
Tournament will be broadcast live on FUFA Tv
Kicks off on 10th June 2023
8 traditional Schools will take part in the tournament
The school have been pooled in two groups
Matches will be played on knock out format of home and way basis.
Semifinals will be played on 21st June 2023
The Final will be played on 1st July 2023
Benefits of FUFA Tv Cup
Live on FUFA Tv thereby showcasing the talents of the participating players to a worldwide audience and to football agents as well.
Each school to nominate 4 young enthusiastic students to be trained by FUFA as young Coaches, Match Referees and Digital Media Officers. Hence benefits to schools in other football/sports programs also individually opening youngsters to mainstream services.
FUFA Tv will provide all the uniforms for each participating school, as well as facilitate all the match officials for the games.
Cash prizes will be available in various categories.