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Youth Football: Exciting FIFA Grassroots festival held in Kampala

The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) Grassroots girls and boys football youth programme has continued to take shape in Uganda.

After the ground breaking ceremony over 12 months ago at the Busega Community primary school in Kampala, the programme was rotated  in the various divisions of Kampala – Kawempe and Rubaga.

Later, it spread wings across the various parts of the country in Jinja, Mbale and lately Mbarara in Western Uganda (the programme will continue to expand to the other regions of the country).

Over 100 children enjoyed the Grassroots football festival at the Phillip Omondi Stadium, Lugogo in Kampala

On Friday, 23rd September 2016, the festival returned to Kampala Central at the Phillip Omondi stadium, Lugogo as part of the activities to officially mark the start of the second edition of the FUFA Juniors league.


FIFA Technical Development Officer and Grassroots football instructor Govinden Thondoo from FIFA’s development offices in Gaborone, Botswana, FUFA Technical Director Asuman Lubowa, National Grassroots Coordinator  Willis Muwanguzi and other trained grassroot football instructors graced the festivities.

Grassroot football is part and parcel of the football development process.

This is a way we can tap and develop talent.The festival gives opportunity to many kids to realize their dreams

About 100 children (girls and boys) from schools around Kampala and the surrounding areas attended the festivities.

In the opening match of the day of the FUFA Juniors’ League, KCCA Soccer Academy defeated Police Armless Brigade 4-1.

The match was also attended by the FUFA second and third Vice president Darius Mugoye and Dennis Mbidde respectively.

Commissioner from the Ministry of Education and Sports, Daniel Omara Apitta, KCCA F.C head coach Mike Mutebi, FUFA Secretariat staff also graced the opening day.


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