YOUTH FOOTBALL : Kampala Central wins national U -14 Chenga – City Tyres Challenge

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Kampala Central wins 2014 Chenga City Tyres U-14 Football Title

Kampala Central 0 (2) – 0 (0) Kids of Arua
3rd Place Match:

Bunyoro Kitara 3 – 0 Lugazi SCOUL

Kampala Central successfully defended the national U-14 Chenga City Tyres football title after overcoming Kids of Arua 2 – 0 in the post match penalties after a thrilling barren normal time of the finals played at the Masaka recreational stadium on Saturday.

Football Action

Action in the entertaining finals between Kampala Central (Black) and Kids of Arua (yellow).

Kampala striker cum goal keeper, Kenneth Kimera was the hero as he saved all the Arua penalties before clinching the Most Valuable Player of the tournament award.

Kimera, a Primary 5 pupil at Gayaza Church of Uganda School, was rewarded with a year long school fees, a bicycle and a trophy, courtesy of the sponsors, City Tyres.

“This is our continued commitment towards supporting the development of youth football across the country”, Umar Mandela, the chairman of Mandela group of companies remarked.

Mandela with Kids of Arua Team

Mandela group of companies, Chairman, Hajji Umar Mandela rewards the Kids of Arua team with U.shs 3M and Silver medals

Bunyoro Kitara was the second runners up team after beating Lugazi SCOUL in the third place match.

There were special prizes to all the excelling players at the tourney.

Top Scorer, Steven Walumu (Kampala Central) with 6 goals was awarded with a new pair of Shin Guards, Boots, Trophy and a bicycle.

The best goal keeper, Joram Nsubuga (Kampala Central) took home a trophy and brand new pair of gloves.


Franco Mugabe decorates Messi

Franco Mugabe decorates Hoima’s Brian Aktwsige and his team mates with Bronze medals.

There was a lottery conducted at the end of the tournament where close to 10 bicycles were given to the lucky fans.

The annual tournament started with the nation wide qualifiers and climaxed at Masaka with the grand finals.


Chenga Winners

Chief Guest, Vincent Ssempijja hands over the trophy and U.shs 5M to winning team – Kampala Central U-14 team.

Each of the 10 teams at the national finals received a set of uniforms, branded City Tyres T-Shirt and was given accommodation, feeding plus transport facilitation.

The best team of the tournament selected will travel to Rwanda for a series of build up games.

10 teams took part in the national finals of the event organized by Friends of Football under the exclusive sponsorship of City Tyres.

Full Chenga Team

Some of the Friends of Football Members pose with sponsors and the invited guests.

FUFA’s delegate from Masaka region, Meddie Sserwadda attended the two day tournament.

Meddie Sserwadda

FUFA delegate from Masaka region, Meddie Sserwadda awards the players from SCOUL in Lugazi. They finished the 4th best team at the U-14 tourney.

FFull Results:

Group Stages:

Group A:

Kids of Arua 6 – 0 Alpha Junior Academy (Masaka)

Katuna Emma Boys (Kabale) 1 – 2 Jinja United

Alpha Junior Academy (Masaka) 1 – 1 Bunyoro Kitara (Hoima)

Kids of Arua 1 – 1 Katuna Emma Boys (Kabale)

Alpha Junior Academy (Masaka) 3 – 0 Katuna Emma Boys (Kabale)

Bunyoro Kitara (Hoima) 1 – 0 Jinja United

Group B:

Kampala Central 2 – 1 Gulu Junior Academy

Sheema (Mbarara) 0 – 0 True Vine Academy (Mbale)

SCOUL 0 – 2 Kampala Central

Gulu Junior Academy 0 – 1 Sheema (Mbarara)

SCOUL 1 – 0 True Vine Academy (Tororo)

Kampala Central 3 – 0 True Vine Academy (Mbale)

Semi Finals:

Kids of Arua 1 – 0 SCOUL

Kampala Central 0 (4) – 0 (3) Bunyoro Kitara

Third Place Play off:

Bunyoro Kitara 3 – 0 SCOUL

Kids of Arua 0 (0) – 0 (2) Kampala Central

Champions : Kampala Central (Gold Medals, School Bags for each player with Dictionary, Books and Geometry Set, Ug.shs 5M)
1st Runners Up: Kids of Arua (Silver Medals, School Bags for each player with Dictionary, Books and Geometry Set, Ug.shs 3M)
2nd Runners Up: Bunyoro Kitara (Bronze Medals, School Bags for each player with Dictionary, Books and Geometry Set, Ug.shs 5M)
3rd Runners Up: SCOUL (3 pens and A dozen of books per player)
Best Goal Keeper: Joram Nsubuga (Kampala Central) – Pair of Gloves, Bicycle and Trophy
Top Scorer: Steven Walumu (Pair of Shin Guards, Boots, Trophy and Bicycle)
MVP: Kenneth Kimera (Bicycle, Trophy and One year education Sponsorship courtesy of City Tyres).

Young Football Commentator

Young football commentator, Shafik Karungi excelled at keeping everyone abreast of what was going on at the Masaka recreational stadium.

Main Photo: Kalungu Member of Parliament, Vincent Ssemijja awards gold medals to the members of the winning team, Kampala Central after the finals at Masaka Recreational Stadium on Saturday.

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