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PICTORIAL: CAF African Schools Championship-Uganda through the lenses

The National Qualifiers to the inaugural edition of CAF African Schools Championship officially came to a climax on Sunday at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru with Amus College emerging winners in the girls’ category.

Amus College joined Royal Giant High School (Boys Category Winners) as the two schools that will represent Uganda at the CECAFA Zonal Championship slated for December this year.

The National Qualifiers attracted a total of 20 schools from across this country, competing for nine days in Njeru.

There were a lot of captivating moments both on and off the field and the cameras were available to tell the story.

Take a look at some of the key moments (in pictures) as taken by Julius Mutebi, Andrew Talenga and Morgan Jale.

Teams arriving

The FUFA Communication team was available to get shots as schools made their way to FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru prior to the start of games.

Buddo SS pose for a group photo after arriving at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru
Kibuli SS School Team
Rines SS team that featured at the CAF African Schools Championship.
Kawempe Muslim SS

Opening Ceremony

FUFA President, Hon. Magogo Moses Hassim officially launched the tournament on 17th July 2022 indicating this is a good platform to nurture and developed young talented players that will form the Junior National Teams.

FUFA President Hon. Magogo Moses (middle) flanked by FUFA 1st Vice President, Justus Mugisha(left), FUFA EXCO Member Dr. Apollo Ahimbisibwe (in jacket) and Member of Parliament for Kachumbala Constituency, Hon. Patrick Isiagi (extreme right).
FUFA President, Hon. Magogo Moses Hassim speaking during the launch.
Amus College displaying the balls received from FUFA.
Each of the schools that participated got 15 balls.

Action on pitch

Eight group games were played per day with each game lasting for 40 minutes (20 minutes per half and a ten-minute break).

Action between Jinja SS (green) and Standard High School, Zzana (blue).
Action between Mukono Kings High School (left) and Buddo SS.
A Kawempe Muslim player tries to go past Royal College Namugongo defender.
Action between King of Kings and Rines SS.

Goal celebrations

After scoring a goal, players always celebrate for a wonderful job done. There were unique goal celebrations from different schools.

Royal College Namugongo goalkeeper celebrates after her School scored a goal.
Tagy High School celebrating one of their goals during the Championship.
Thomas Ogema of Royal Giant High School celebrates after scoring.
Dynamic SS players pose for the FUFA TV camera after scoring.

Match Officials

Bearing mind that the Championship catered for young players, FUFA equally thought it wise to deploy budding referees.

Match Officials leading Kawempe Muslim SS and Royal College to the field.
Match officials and team captains before kickoff
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