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Grass-root Football: FIFA Live Your Goals programme breaks the ice in Eastern Uganda

The thrilling, lively, educative and ever interesting Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) Live Your Goals girls football programme has been officially launched in the Eastern region at the Mbale Municipal Stadium on Friday.

The launch follows the earlier launch in Kampala region that took place in the year, 2015.

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FUFA National Grass-roots coordinator, Willis Muwanguzi led the stretching exercises

Speaking at the launch, the FUFA national grass-root football, Willis Muwanguzi emphasized the significance of the FIFA Live your goals programme.

FIFA Live your goals girls football programme is intended to introduce the game of football to young girls so that they live to cherish this beautiful game as they grow up.

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Chest ball -control was one of the skills taught to the eager-to-learn young girls many of whom played football for the first time

Close to 100 children from primary and secondary schools around Mbale Municipality took part in the three and a half hour session whose main target rotated around ball control, positioning, passing, dribbling, heading as well as shooting with the intention to score.

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Ball control and passing were some of the skills the young girls were taught at the FIFA LIve Your Goals girls football festival in Mbale on Friday, 6th May 2016

FUFA Technical Director, Asuman Lubowa, FUFA Education officer, Jackson Nyiima, FUFA Women Development officer Hadijah ‘Lady Mourioh’ Namuyanja,  FUFA Schools delegate Maliki Wasukira and Efrance Nanjego were the main brains behind the Eastern region launch.

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Lady coaches at the FIFA Live Your Goals girls football programme

The coaches, who came from Jinja and Mbale included;  Suzan Mukyala, Caroline Birungi, Jesica Agune, Erinah Taalye, Ritah Namutamba and Slyvia Namunno.

The chief guest at the function, Abraham Kawuka (Mbale Municipal Sports Officer) encouraged the young girls to take upon the football sport, showering special praise to FIFA and FUFA for choosing Mbale after Kampala to host this event.

According to Muwanguzi, the FIFA Live Your Goals programme will circulate to all corners of Uganda in a bid to help scout and develop talent countrywide.

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