Charity Match: Uganda Hippos edge Bulemeezi in Luweero

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Uganda Hippos 1-0 Bulemeezi
As part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) cause for the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA), the Uganda U-20 side (The Hippos) out muscled Bulemeezi 1-0 in a charity match played at the game played at the Kasana play grounds in Luweero on Saturday.
Maroons’ midfielder Pius Obuya scored the lone goal in the 34th minute of the game after an enterprising move that involved Allan Okello, Julius Poloto and Canadian based midfielder Azake Luboyera.

Allan Okello in action

After that match, team assistant coach James Odoch who was in charge of the team applauded the players for a wonderful display and asked the federation to organized more matches for the Uganda Hipoos so as to keep them together to achieve the best from them .
‘The boys have displayed wonderful football and I promise with them together, the future of Ugandan football is bright’ noted Odoch.
He added that involving the young boys in charity initiatives will also help mould the boys into good citizens.
The match was intended to raise funds to buy maternity equipment for Luwero Health Center IV.

Group photo

Before the team proceeded to Kasana grounds, they paid a visit to the Luwero Health Center IV under the guidance of the in charge Dr Sarah Ogobi who said that the center receives over 400 patients a month amidst the meager facilities at the center.
She added that the maternity facilities aren’t also favourable for the mothers who deserve as a good environment before and after giving birth.
‘We are delighted for the initiative by the football federation to give back to Ugandans. We expect to gain from the initiative especially the mothers of this nation who deserves a conducive environment in the process of giving birth’ Said Dr Ogobi.

Uganda Hippos players in celebrations after scoring the lone strike of the match at Kasana play ground, LuweeroBulemeezi XI that faced Uganda Hippos team

While receiving the team,  the mayor of Kasana Town Council Mukungu Paul Senyonga thanked the Hippos for representing the Uganda during the recent COSAFA U20 tournament and asked them to be mindful of people who support them whenever they are
playing and give back to them.

Dr Sarah Ogobi addressing the gathering

Uganda Hippos XI: Eric Kibowa(GK), Paul Willa, Herbert Acay, Godfrey Wasswa, Salim Kyobe, Victor Matovu, Julius Poloto, Allan Okello, Mujahid Burden, Pius Obuya & Azake Luboyera.
Substitutes (All used): Ali Mwirusi (GK),  Charles Sebutinde, Rogers Tabule, Faisal Sekyanzi, David Owori, Frank Semakula and Hassan Jarua
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