Women football action during the Mama Becca cup Entebbe region qualifiers at Lake Victoria Primary school Credit: Kawowo Sports

2017 Mama Becca Women Football Entebbe Regional qualifiers:

  • Final: Marine Base Primary school 2-1 Nsamizi Army Primary school
  • Semi-final 1: Marine Base Primary school 0 (2) – 0 (1) Lake Victoria Primary school
  • Semi-final 2: Nsamizi Army Primary School 0 (2) – 0 (1) Uganda Airforce Primary School
[/media-credit] Women football action during the Mama Becca Cup, Entebbe Region qualifiers at Lake Victoria Primary school Credit: Kawowo Sports

Strikes from Catherine Nagadya and Peace Adong gave Marine Base Primary School a 2-1 victory over Nsamizi Army Primary School in the Entebbe municipality Mama Becca Cup qualifiers at the Lake Victoria Primary School playground.

Earlier in the semi-finals, Marine Base beat Lake Victoria School 2-1 in penalty shootouts after normal time had failed to produce any goal count.

Nsamizi had overcome Uganda Airforce Primary School, still in post match penalties in the other semi-final.

15 schools participated in the football tournament that also had St. Agnes, St. Thereza, St. John parish, Bugonga Boys, Entebbe Education Center, Joy Infant, Nakiwogo and Chadwick Namate.

Successful schools:

Marine Base Primary School, Nsamizi, Lake Victoria School, Uganda Airforce and St. Joseph’s Katabi will represent Entebbe Municipality in the National Mama Becca Women’s Day Cup that will be hosted in Entebbe Municipality starting Saturday, 11th March 2017.

The tournament will conclude on Sunday (March 12, 2017).

Other districts that will participate in the football tournament include Jinja, Iganga, Mukono, Mityana, Mubende, Nakawa, Kawempe, Kampala Central, Makindye, Rubaga, Wakiso and Kakira.

FUFA Women’s Development officer Hadijah ‘Lady Mourinho’ Namuyanja congratulated all the 15 schools in Entebbe and urged all the players not to give up and continue participating in Women football tournaments.

I thank you all for taking part. Please continue with the spirit.

There are so many benefits that will come your way including scholarships and bursaries in secondary Schools and other tertiary institutions.

She urged the Entebbe Games Sports Organizing committee to work closely with FUFA Women Football Department to ensure that all the challenges facing women’s football development in Entebbe Municipality are addressed.

About the Mama Becca Cup:

This is the 5th year running that this football tournament is being played.

It is being played annually in memory of former Express die hard fan, Becca ‘Mama Becca’ Kazibwe, one of the pioneers and advocate for women football in Uganda.

Mama Becca, as she was fondly known across the divide remains one of the most passionate and charismatic football fans to grace the field of play in Uganda.

The tournament has grown through leaps and bounds. It remains one of the most awaited for events on the annual calendar of the FUFA Women programme.

It entails the different age categories of U-12, U-15, U-18 and the open category where schools, clubs and institutions are free to take part.

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

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