YOUTH FOOTBALL : ARS IV Under – 17 National Finals near climax at Fort Portal
Girls’ Finals: Western Vs Kampala
Boys’ Finals: Kitara Vs Kampala
The week long Airtel Rising Stars season 4 national finals are set to climax on Monday at the Buhinga grounds in Fort Portal.
All the 8 FUFA regions have been involved in action of the boys and girls under the age of 17 years.
Each of the teams was selected after the regional qualifiers that were played earlier in May and June 2014.
2014 National finals:
The Girls have been impressive in the entire 5 days of action.
The girls’ defending champions, Western have underlined their intentions of retaining the title as they qualified to the finals after beating Kitara region 3 – 0 in the semi finals.
West will face a tricky Kampala side opposition, who beat North East 2 -1 in the entertaining semi finals held at Buhinga grounds.
Zaina Namukasa notched a brace before Peninah Akullu pulled one back for the North East team.
Defending Champions, Kampala will face hosts Kitara in the finals. Kampala eliminated West Nile 1- 0 while Kitara ejected Buganda 3 -2 in post match penalties. Normal time had ended goal-less.
The exciting Boys action at the Airtel Rising Stars national finals in Fort Portal.
A select side of 18 boys and girls will be picked by the end of the finals. These will represent Uganda at the Airtel African finals in Gabon in September this year.
King of Toro, Oyo Nyimba IV is expected to grace the closing ceremony alongside dignitaries from FUFA and the sponsors, Airtel Uganda, the prime sponsors of the national team, Uganda Cranes.
Rwenzori Mineral Water are the other partners in the project whose primary target is to tap talents from the grassroots