U-13 teams prepare for East Africa Cup
Publish Date: May 08, 2014
U-13 teams prepare for East Africa Cup
Percus skipper Brian Majwega (red) tackling his opponent from All Stars in the final.Photo by David Namunyala
  • mail
  • img

By David Namunyala 

East Africa Youth Cup 

THIRTY seven U13 soccer players have been summoned from the slums of Mulago and Makerere Kivulu areas in Kampala to start training ahead of the annual East Africa Youth Cup scheduled for late June in Moshi, Tanzania.

A Christian based body Chrisc Uganda aimed at improving the lives of needy children selected the kids on Tuesday following their performances at the U13 tournament at St. Martin Primary School in Mulago.

“We have been able to scout who we think are the best and shall have to contact their parents to see if they can avail us their children for the training that starts next week. This is done every year with an aim of giving the needy an opportunity to be exposed through their talents,” Chrisc country coordinator John Bosco Kaddu said.

At the tournament Percus beat All Stars in the finals that ended in a 9-8 penalty shootout after a goalless draw at fulltime.  

The final team of 15 boys who will be picked after a month-long training program will join the U13 girls’ team that is currently undergoing training under Coach Mike Latti in Lira and the seating volleyball team that is also undergoing training in Luweero.

The three teams will represent Uganda at the event that attracts participants from host nation Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.

Last year, Uganda finished in second and third place in the boys U13 soccer and seating volleyball respectively.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
EAC secretariat sensitize golfers
THE East African Community Secretariat over the weekend sensitized over 100 members of the Kenya Railway Golf Club during the EAC Golf Tournament in Nairobi, Kenya...
FIFA seeks Platini life ban - lawyer
FIFA''s ethics watchdog wants Michel Platini banned for life over a suspect payment, the European football chief''s lawyer told AFP on Tuesday....
Cecafa Cup: Uganda hits Zanzibar 4-0
Captain Miya Farouk scores twice as Uganda demolishes Zanzibar at Awassa Stadium in Ethiopia....
Skater set for World Roll Ball Cup
Skating is a relatively new sport on the local scene. But Ugandan skaters are gearing up for a shot at the 3rd World Roll ball Cup in Pune India next month....
Kassim ‘The Dream’ Ouma returns to the ring
Former World Champion Kassim ‘The Dream’ Ouma is dreaming again of returning to top flight boxing....
Uganda hungry for more EAC titles
DESPITE winning back-to-back East African Golf Challenge trophies, the Ugandan national amateur golf team is still hungry for more success...
Is Uganda ready for the pope's visit?
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter