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Odilo: National Finals; FUFA Primary Schools Championship to be held in Njeru

Tournament details

National Finals-FUFA Primary Schools Championship (ODILO)

  • Draws for the National Finals conducted atFUFA House on Wednesday 31st July 2019
  • National Finals to be played between 4th -7th August 2019 at FUFA Technical Centre Njeru
  • Arrival of teams: 3rd August 2019 at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru
  • National Finals to be played between 4th -7th August 2019 at FUFA Technical Centre Njeru
  • Finalists will represent Uganda in FEASSA games in Tanzania
  • FUFA to facilitate all teams (Transport, Accomdation, meals, Team jerseys and balls) 
  • FREE ENTRANCE for Fans 

Match Day One (Sunday, 4th August 2019)

Match 1: Green Valley Primary School Vs Bright Valley Primary School

Match 2: Citizen Parents Primary School Vs Rays of Grace Primary School

Match 3: God’s Grace Primary School Vs Busumbu Primary School

Match 4: Oasis Annex Primary School Vs Tooro Boarding Primary School

L-R FUFA top brass 1st VP Justus Mugisha, President Eng. Moses Magogo, 2nd VP Darius Mugoye and Competitions Director Aisha Nalule during the press conference in Mengo.

The inaugural edition of the FUFA Primary Schools championship (ODILO) has reached the closing stages with the draws for the final held on Wednesday.

With the different regional winners already known, the stage is set as eight teams will compete for the ultimate prize between 4th – 7thAugust 2019 at FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru, Buikwe District.

Each of the eight FUFA regions will have a representative in the final as seen below;

Name of School                                 District                   Region

Green Valley Primary School           Mbarara                          Western

Citizen Parents Primary School       Makindye                        Kampala

Bright Valley Primary School            Gulu                                 Northern

Oasis Annex Primary School            Arua                                 West Nile

Busumbu Primary School                Manafwa                         Eastern

Rays of Grace Primary School        Buikwe                             Buganda

Tooro Boarding Primary School     Kabarole                        Kitara

God’s Grace Primary School          Serere                             North East

FUFA President, Moses Magogo who graced the draw function believes this is a tournament that will help in the growth and development of players at a tender age.

‘It is one thing to dream of an idea but another to fulfill that dream. As FUFA, we are proud of what the Uganda Sports Secondary Schools Associations (USSSA) are doing at that level but we thought it was important to have a competition for the primary schools’ said Magogo.

The President stressed that Odilo will help in the multiplier effect because more people will get involved.

‘It is important to cultivate interest for young people at this level. Besides, there will be more involvement of coaches, players and parents through this tournament. It is a beginning but we are excited about the first edition’

The first edition has only catered for boys’ football but the FUFA President confirmed that girl’s football will be included starting next year.

FUFA Vice President, Justus Mugisha who is the chairman of the Odilo championship believes this is a good step to help FUFA realize its mission of becoming the number one footballing nation in Africa on and off the field.

‘As FUFA, we seek to become the best footballing country in Africa and this is an input in realizing that target. This is a tournament that is played countrywide and will help to identify talent at a tender age’ stated Mugisha

FUFA Vice President, Justus Mugisha who is also the chairman of the Odilo championship addressing the media on Wednesday at FUFA House, Mengo
Media personality Grace Mbabazi of NBS TV picked Rays of Grace Junior School from the pot

FUFA Competitions Director, Aisha Nalule confirmed the federation will cater for meals, accommodation, and transport (to and fro) for all the eight teams. In addition, all the teams will be provided with fully branded jerseys and five balls to each team to be used during the championship playoffs.

The coveted title will be taken for keeps by the school/ team that will emerge the champion.

It should be noted that at this stage, a team (school) that represents a given region is allowed to add players from other schools but from the same region.

Some of the jerseys to be used by the teams during the National Finals being displayed by the FUFA top leaders

About the inaugural edition

The championship started with competitions at the district level with 62 of the 95 District Football Associations taking part.

From the district level, the winners at the respective districts qualified for the regional championship. Eastern region had the biggest participation with 14 districts taking part.

A total of 375 schools from 62 districts featured in the inaugural edition with about 12,000 pupils taking part as players in 740 matches.

In addition, the tournament has had 500 referees officiating games from the district to the regional level.



Match Day Two (Monday, 5th August 2019)

Match 5: Loser of Match 1 Vs Loser of Match 2

Match 6: Loser of Match 3 Vs Loser of Match 4

Match 7: Winner of match 1 Vs Winner of Match 2

Match 8: Winner of Match 3 Vs Winner of Match 4


Rest Day (Tuesday, 6th August 2019) – Workshop for all the 8 Teams


Match Day Three (Wednesday, 7th August 2019)

Match 9: Loser of Match 5 Vs Loser of Match 6 (7th and 8th place)

Match 10: Winner of Match 5 Vs Winner of Match 6 (5th and 6th place)

Match 11: Loser of Match 7 Vs Loser of Match 8 (3rd and 4th place)

Match 12: Winner of Match 7 Vs Winner of Match 8 (Final)

MAIN PHOTO:  FUFA team led by President Eng. Moses Magogo (2nd from Left)  carrying the balls and jersesy to be used during the tourney.  The trophy to be taken by the Odilo Winners is on to the table. 

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