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Odilo Final: Buganda’s Rays of Grace Primary School Crowned Champions

FUFA Primary Schools Championship Final played on Wednesday 7th August 2019

Oasis Annex PS (Arua/West Nile) 0-1 Rays of Grace PS (Buikwe/Buganda)

FUFA Technical Centre – Njeru

Buganda Region schools football giants Rays of Grace  are the champions of the 1st edition of Odilo FUFA Primary Schools Competition after beating Oasis Annex from West Nile 1-0 in the final played at FUFA Technical Centre – Njeru on Wednesday.

Kasanya Leonard was the hero for the Buikwe based school with a sole effort in the 85th minute that gave Rays of Grace a historical victory.

Rays of Grace Primary School players lifting  the Odilo trophy at FUFA Technical Center- Njeru

The Rays of Grace forward Kasanya who is also the capatin of his team was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the National Finals. He also ended the tournament with four goals.

Rays of Grace forward Kasanya Leonard receiving the MVP Award from FUFA 1st Vice President Justus Mugisha who is the Chairman of the Committee  that organised the Championship.

Bright Valley Primary School from Gulu took third place with a convincing 2-0 win over Eastern region winners Busumbu Primary School. The goals were scored by Mwaka Emmy and Ochero Solomon.

Green Valley Primary School from Mbarara inWestern Region finished seventh in the competition after beating North Eastern giants God’s Grace Primary School by 7-0.  Atwijukire Viella scored six goals while Sengabi Bruno netted the other goal.

42 goals were scored at the National Finals competition that had 12 matches played since Sunday 4th August.

Green Valley Primary School striker Atwijukire Viella emerged the top scorer with 7 goals. Rays of Grace forward Kasanya Leonard finished second with 4 goals.

Rays of Grace Primary School goalkeeper Amongot Francis won the best goalkeeper award.

Western Region’s Green Valley Primary School took the Fairplay award.

Green Valley Primary School striker Aryatwijuka Viera receiving the top scorer Award from FUFA Exco Chris Kalibbala and Chairman of the FUFA Development Committee.

The final match and awards ceremony was honored by FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo, FUFA 1st Vice President Justus Mugisha, FUFA 2nd Vice President Darius Mugoye  lpus Exco members Chris Kalibbala and Hajji Badru Sekabira Lukooya.

During the post-match interview, Eng. Magogo confirmed that 16 teams will participate in the final competition during the 2nd edition next year. Each region will be represented by two schools.  However, he also asserted that girls football will be included in the 2nd edition.

We have witnessed a good competition and Odilo is the future of our football. We are planning to have more matches in the final therefore we shall have at least 16 teams in next year’s competition. We shall also have girls teams in the 2nd Edition’ said Eng. Magogo

Both Rays of Gace and Oasis Annex will represent Uganda in the East African games in Arusha Tanzania from 15th to 25th August 2019.

Rays of Grace Primary school goalkeeper Amongot Francis won the best goalkeeper Award

Awards and Classification

1st  Rays of Grace PS (Buikwe/Buganda) – Gold Medals and a Trophy

2nd Oasis Annex PS (Arua/West Nile) – Silver Medals

3rd  Bright Valley PS (Gulu/Northern)- Bronze Medals

4th  Busumbu PS (Manafwa/Eastern)

5th  Tooro Boarding PS (Kabarole/Kitara)

6th  Citizen Parents PS (Makindye/Kampala)

7th  Green Valley PS (Mbarara/Western)

8th  God’s Grace PS (Serere/North Eastern)

Most Valuable Player: Kasanya Leonard – Rays of Grace PS (Buikwe/Buganda)

Goalkeeper Award: Amongot Francis – Rays of Grace PS (Buikwe/Buganda)

Top Scorer Award: Aryatwijuka Viera – 7 goals – Green Valley PS (Mbarara/Western)

Fair Play Award: Green Valley PS (Mbarara/Western)

Top Scorers:

Aryatwijuka Viera (Green Valley PS) – 7 goals

Kasanya Leonard (Rays of Grace PS) – 4 goals

Webesa Hussein (Busumba PS) – 3 goals

Alinaitwe Sharif (Tooro Boarding PS) – 3 goals

Ayella Christopher (Bright Valley PS) – 2 goals

Toure Yahaya (Oasis Annex PS) – 2 goals

Juma Thomas (Bright Valley PS) – 2 goals

Fideli Moses (Oasis Annex PS) – 2 goals

Balaba Francis (Citizen Parents PS) – 2 goals

Sharif Twaha (Oasis Annex PS) – 2 goals

Tumusiime Nicolas (Tooro Boarding PS) – 2 goals

All Matches Played

Final Wednesday 7th August 2019

Oasis Annex PS (Arua/West Nile) 0-1 Rays of Grace PS (Buikwe/Buganda)

Third Place Playoff

Busumbu PS (Manafwa/Eastern) 0-2 Bright Valley PS (Gulu/Northern)

Classification Final (5th -6th place)

Citizen parents PS (Makindye/Kampala) 0-1 Tooro Boarding PS (Kabarole/Kitara)

Classification (7th -8th place)

Green Valley Primary School (Western) 7:0 God’s Grace Primary School (N.East)

Semifinals Monday 5th August 2019

  1. Bright Valley PS (Gulu/Northern) 1-2 Rays of Grace PS (Buikwe/Buganda)
  2. Busumbu PS (Manafwa/Eastern) 1-5 Oasis Annex PS (Arua/West Nile)

Classification Matches Monday 5th August Results

  1. Tooro Boarding PS (Kabarole/Kitara) 4:0 God’s Grace PS (Serere/North East)
  2. Green Valley PS (Mbarara/Western) 1-2 Citizen parents PS (Makindye/Kampala)

Sunday 4th August 2019

  1. Green Valley PS (Western) 1-4 Bright Valley PS (Nothern)
  2. Citizen Parents PS (Kampala) 1-2 Rays of Grace PS (Buganda)
  3. Busumbu PS (Eastern) 3-0 God’s Grace PS (North East)

MAIN PHOTO: FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo handing over the Odilo trophy to Rays of Grace PS 

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