Dickens Kilama with a young fan during the Merida Fans day out Credit: FFG

Teenage striker Dickens Kilama, a member from Gulu’s Football For Good Academy (FFG) is currently on a month long training placement in Spain and Portugal.

[/media-credit] Dickens Kilama with a young fan during the Merida Fans day out Credit: FFG

Born in Agago district, North Eastern Uganda, Kilama is a powerful  center forward, one of the pioneer players at Football For Good Academy.

Most recently, he was part of the Uganda national U-20 team prior to the first leg of the CAF U-20 championship qualifier at Lugogo against South Sudan.

Since March 2018, he has been in Spain and trained with Gibraltar’s ‘Europa Point FC’ in La Linea as well as Segunda B’s Merida AD, Southwest of the famous footballing city of Madrid.

According to the Director of Football For Good, Adrian Bradbury, Kilama will continue to get engaged on the work works;

This week Kilama joined a touring Argentinian squad, where he has six friendly matches on his calendar, including La Liga’s Malaga and two Portuguese professional outfits.

He is set to return home on the 5th May 2018.

About Football For Good Academy

Football For Good is a fast rising football academy based in Gulu, Northern Uganda.

It is Uganda’s top full-time residential youth football academy and scholarship program, providing the best young footballers in Uganda with a scholarship that will give them full-time football training, international coaching and exposure, as well as an
exemplary academic and character development program.

At the moment, the academy currently has 43 full-time student-athletes, both boys and girls, from across Uganda and East Africa, including Gulu, Kitgum, Lira, Arua, Kiryandongo, Jinja, Kenya & South Sudan.

They train and play in three underage groups (U13, U15 & U17).

This academy provides a professional youth football set-up that delivers on elite training and competition, world-class education and character-building, and global opportunities on the field and in the classroom.

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

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