David Isabirye | Kawowo Sports A total of 54 young players aged 6 to 16 years attended the opening phase of the Sampdoria youth soccer camp in Uganda

The first phase for the young Ugandan footballers (aged 6 to 16 years) organised by Excellent Sports Company and conducted by youth coaches from Italian top flight club Unione Calcio Sampdoria has concluded on Friday, 11th January 2019 at Legends Rugby club in Kampala.

The two lead coaches Marco Bracco and Roberto Morrisine are UEFA ‘B’ licence holders are expected to pass on and share valuable skills to the Ugandan youngsters.

Dubbed the ‘International Samp Camp, Uganda 2019’, this training programme started five days ago at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

From Tuesday until the end of the opening phase, the training base was shifted to Legends Rugby club in Kampala.

The first phase of the youths between 6-16 years has climaxed on Friday with the best players selected having a chance of travelling to Italy, the cost of attendance was $360, 54 footballers attended the camp.

David Isabirye | Kawowo Sports Participants pose for a group photo at Legends Rugby ground in Kampala

Meanwhile, the trials phase between 17-20 year olds will start on Monday, 14th January 2019 and end on Friday 18th January 2019.

Registration for the aforementioned camp is Ug.shs 360,000 per head.

The best will head to Sampdoria Youth teams for more trials, all at a free cost.

Each of the players in this camp is given a full kit from Sampdoria and a ball.

Four of the excelling players will make the grade to Genoa, Italy for further exposure and assessment.

The Sampdoria youth coaches were invited by a Ugandan based sports marketing firm, Excellent Sports Company.

David Isabirye | Kawowo Sports Roberto Morrisine demonstrates to some of the young players at Namboole Stadium during the first day of the work outs
David Isabirye | Kawowo Sports Some of the Sampdoria coaches during the opening day at Namboole Stadium.


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