4th Entebbe Holiday Sports Gala:

Champions:

  • U-17 (Boys): Fimbo Soccer Academy
  • U-16 (Boys): N.V Navigators
  • U-13 (Boys): John T. Miller Academy
  • Netball (Girls): She Five Stars

The fourth edition of the Entebbe holiday sports gala climaxed at the Nkumba primary school play ground (Kataka) with action in the different underage football and netball galas.

 A total of 26 teams took part in the day-long event that witnessed Fimbo Soccer Academy crowned champions in the U-17 football gala category.

Fimbo defeated Five stars F.C 1-0 in the finals to lift the title.

V.T Navigators beat Five Stars 5-4 on penalties to be crowned champions in the U-16 Category in action that followed a goal-less draw in normal time.

John T. Miller F.C won the U-13 Category after they edged Kampala Junior League (KJL) 5-4 on penalty shoot outs. Normal time was 2 all.

In the U-10 category, Kampala Junior team (KJT) defeated city stars 2-0 to be crowned champions.

In the netball gala, She Five stars narrowly overcame fimbo Netball Club 20-18 to take the champions’ bragging rights.

Other participants included soccer stars, future stars, life stars, Kayda Sports Academy, Wachiku F.C Bulo, Nkumba Central, SOS Children’s Village Entebbe, Catalonia Soccer Academy, Mivule primary school and hosts Kisakye Primary school.

The organizing chairman of the event, Shafik Kakooza lauded all the participating teams and called upon all other schools in Entebbe to participate in the next edition that will be held during the second term holidays.

I would like to thank all the teams that have participated in the gala. We are calling upon other schools to participate in the next edition because our aim is to nurture and promote sports talent in the young generations. I would like to thank hosts Kisakye primary school for their hospitality because they accommodated the teams at no cost

Youth sports tournaments remain the future of various sporting disciplines in the country because they help to identify potential prospects which are then groomed under the respective nurturing programmes.

Final Results:

  • U-17 (Boys): Fimbo Soccer Academy 1-0 Five Stars
  • U-16 (Boys): N.V Navigators 0 (5) – 0 (4) Five Stars
  • U-13 (Boys): John T. Miller Academy 2 (5) – 2 (4) Kampala Junior League

Netball (Girls): She Five Stars 20-18 Fimbo Netball Team

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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