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Slums Derby is back

By Shafik Ssenoga

Added 15th May 2019 05:13 PM

The competition that brings together slum kids from various communities aims at giving them exposure.

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A young striker dribbles past a defender. Courtesy photo

The competition that brings together slum kids from various communities aims at giving them exposure.

 
Untapped talent is one of the reasons behind the Slums Derby, a football tournament for slum kids in Kampala.
 
The annual football tournament organised by the Watoto Wasoka Foundation will this year be staged at Kazo playgrounds from Saturday to Sunday.
 
The competition that brings together slum kids from various communities aims at giving them exposure.
 
The previous editions have been hosted in Kisenyi, Mulago, Busega, Kamwokya, Kibuli, and Kyambogo.
 
With an average attendance of more than 1,000 kids who formed more than 70 teams last year, this year’s event is expected to even be bigger and better. Over 100 girls will also take part in the competition.
 
The Slums Derby is not just a grand slums football tournament but it is one of the biggest soccer festivals for kids.
 
Besides the fun, hope and smiles, the tournament has impacts positively on the lives of the kids. There are numerous prospects of talent scouts and educational opportunities high on the radar.

 

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