Airtel Rising Stars – Western Region (Girls Finals):

  • Sentah College 4-0 Kisoro Young Stars

Sentah College continued with their dominance of the girls’ football in the Western Region.

The Mbarara based school humiliated Kisoro Young Stars 4-0 in the final of the girls category of the Western Region Airtel Rising Stars qualifiers at Kakyeeka Stadium in Mbarara.

This was during the climax of the 2016 nation wide regional qualifiers that ended with two combined regions – Kitara and Western.

Rebbecca Nassuna, Catherine Naggaddya, Raphealine Nakabubi and Marione Nakato were on target in the one sided fixture which they led 3-0 by the half time break.

Sentah College head coach, Steven ‘Ferguson’ Kintu, who was also voted as the best girls’ coach in the event attributes hard work and hours of training to the success script of the school.

Steven ‘Ferguson’ Kintu, the Sentah College head coach

We have been training so hard. Also, the players love what they are doing with passion. There is a lot to play for ahead of the national finals in Lira District.

Sentah College’s director, Uthman Nduhukire is excited the investment to sponsor and develop talent of both girls and boys has handsomely paid off with instant results.

Huthman Nduhukire, director of Sentah College at Kakyeeka Stadium, Mbarara

At Sentah College, we offer bursaries to talented footballers and other sportsmen so that we can develop their talents and help them attain education as well.

Sentah College produced the Most Valuable Player of the tournament – Catherine Naggaddya from the Western Region girls’ category.

Also, Sentah College produced two of the Western Region girls’ top scorers in Marion Nakato and Rebbeca Nassuna who both scored two goals piece.

A bulk of Sentah College players were selected to represent the Western Region at the national finals in Lira at the end of the month.

Bukuku Girls Academy from Fort Portal beat Friends of Soccer in the Kitara Region girls final.

All the players from the respective regions will assemble in Lira for the national finals which will run from 27th to 30th October 2016.

Western Region Individual top performers:

Most Valuable Players (MVP’s):

Kitara Region:

Girls – Margret Kunihira (Bukuku) 

Boys – Paul Kyonga (Hill Side)

Western Region:
Boys – Salim Abdalla (Kisoro Young Simba)

Girls – Catherine Naggadya (Sentah College)

Top Scorers:


Western Region: Marion Nakato and Rebbeca Nassuna – 2 goals (Sentah College)

Kitara Region: Margret Kunihira – 3 goals (Bukuku)


Western Region: Justus Ssempijja – 5 Goals (Fucam)

Kitara Region: Andrew Sabita – 2 Goals (Friends of Soccer)

Best Coaches:

West Region:

Girls – Steven ‘Ferguson’ Kintu (Sentah College)

Boys – Andrew Sande (Kisoro Young Simba)

Kitara Region:

Girls – Jackson Atugonza (Friends of Soccer)

Boys – Rogers Ayesiga (Bukuku)

Best Goalkeepers:

Kitara Region:

Girls – Angel Kirungi (Friends of Soccer)

Boys – Nasir Amir (Friends of Soccer)

Western Region:
Girls – Jolly Muhirwe (Kisoro Young Simba)

Boys – Musa Zaidi (Fucam)

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

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