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Ruigi slum wins 3rd Inter slums football gala

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 20th January 2020 09:06 PM

The well-contested match was then decided in a shoot-out after the draw, with Ruigi, finalists in the last two editions finally coming top.

Ruigi slum wins 3rd Inter slums football gala

Ruigi captain Santos Onen lifts aloft the winners trophy after picking it from United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Ambassador Joel Boutroue (4th left). Photos by Michael Nsubuga

The well-contested match was then decided in a shoot-out after the draw, with Ruigi, finalists in the last two editions finally coming top.

FOOTBALL    SLUM SOCCER

Kawenja 2 (4) Ruigi 2 (5)

U-15 category

Tiger FC 1 Wolves 0

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Ambassador Joel Boutroue was left impressed by the impact of the annual slums football tournament suggesting that it be spread to other refugee camps.

Boutroue had just presided over the third edition of the annual tournament finals at the Acholi quarters ground in Banda on Saturday.

"This is a good initiative and I wish it can be introduced even to refugee camps to foster unity and create competition there," Boutroue in the company of KCCA FC Aggrey Asaba's and Aliguma Foundation's Rita Aliguma, the organiser of the event.

 ction from the match Action from the match.

 


Ruigi slum beat Kawenja 5-4 on penalties after a 2-2 draw to win for the first time in three attempts.

Thomas Bongmin and Dennis Oola first-half strikes ensured the victors were in command in the opening stanza but Meddie Ssente scored twice in the second to level matters for Kawenja in the match watched by a capacity crowd of cheering men, women, and children.

The well-contested match was then decided in a shoot-out after the draw, with Ruigi, finalists in the last two editions finally coming top.

Aggrey Atandu, Thomas Bongmin, Odeke Kyeswa, Emma Asiku and Dennis Oola converted their spot-kicks for Ruigi while Mohammed Fazil, Charles Otim, Abdallah Mutete, and Hassan Swalleh netted theirs for Kawenja who had Said Ali missing his.

In the U-15 category final Tiger FC were 1-0 winner over Wolves, in the tournament that attracted 24 teams from the areas of Mbuya, Naguru, Banda, and Nakawa

 others and children joined the celebrations after the match Mothers and children joined the celebrations after the match.

 


Aliguma said the tournament was very successful because children in the slums were able to expose their talent on top of 20 children getting scholarships in primary schools and 10 getting in other institutions.

The winning teams won themselves trophies as well as brand new sets of jerseys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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