Former Miss World Africa and Miss Uganda Quinn Abenakyo hands over a trophy to U-15 winners Five Stars.
Miss World Africa and Miss Uganda Quinn Abenakyo hands over a trophy to U-15 winners Five Stars. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE

2019 Entebbe Soccer Camp

Finals (Boys):

  • U-9: Pro way 0 (3) – 0 (2) Elite Soccer Academy
  • U-11: Elite Soccer Academy 1 (3) – 1 (2) Pro Way Soccer Academy
  • U-13: John T Miller Junior School 1-0 Catalonia Soccer Academy
  • U-15: Five Stars FC, Entebbe 2-1 Stream Line Soccer Academy
  • U-19: Isra Soccer Academy 2-1 Street Team

Girls Final:

  • Ajax Queens Bulenga 2-0 Alphoenix

The 2019 Entebbe Soccer Camp climaxed at the Nkumba Primary School play-ground ‘Kataka’ after five days of action across the different playing fields in Katabi and Entebbe.

About 30 teams in the various age catergories (U-9, U-11, U-13, U-15, U-19) and the girls’ football took part.

Pro Way overcame Elite Soccer Academy 3-2 in post match penalties after a goal-less draw in the final to lift the U-9 boys’ title.

Matisko and Beauty queen Abenakyo decorate the Elite Soccer Academy U-11 players with their gold medals. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE

The U-11 boys event was won by Elite Soccer Academy who revenged over Pro Way, triumphing 3-2 in post-match penalties after a one all draw.

John T.Miller Junior School beat Catalonia Soccer Academy 1-0 to lift the U-13 boys’ trophy.

In the U-15 boys section, Five Stars Soccer Academy outwitted Stream line soccer academy 2-1 in the well contested final.

Meanwhile, the competitive U-19 catergory was won by Isra Soccer Academy, winning 2-1 against Street Team.

U-19 football action at Works play ground between Econ Soccer Academy and Street, Econ won 1-0 during the group stages. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE

The thrilling girls football final also watched by the reigning Miss World-Africa Quinn Abenakyo witnessed Ajax Queens Bulenga overcome Alphoniex 2-0, a game that nearly flopped at the half way stage after bitter complaints by the Alphoneix team questioning the the players’ register.

Miss World Africa, also the current Miss Uganda Abenakyo, flanked by kick boxer Moses Matisko was delighted to be part of this worthwhile cause.

I am happy to be here at the closure of the 2019 Entebbe Soccer Camp. I am particularly grateful by the young boys and girls playing football. I encourage parents to support their respective children live the childhood dreams by developing their talents. Even if it is sports, music, modelling, let them take it on with passion.

Miss World – Africa, Miss Uganda Quinn Abenakyo
Miss World Africa 2019 Abenakyo inspects the Ajax Queens team players prior to the girls’ football final kick off at Kataka play ground, Nkumba. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE

The main brain behind this annual youth tournament that was marking its 8th edition was Shafik Kakooza.

Kakooza appreciated all the participating teams, their team managers, parents, fans, sponsors as well as the players.

He promised a much better event come 2020 in January.

I am appreciative of all the teams with the respective sponsors, team managers, players, fans and everybody who has made this tournament a success.

Shafik Kakooza, organizer Entebbe Soccer Camp
Shafi Kakooza (holding microphone) with the other organizers during the closing ceremony. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE

Nkumba Kataka play ground was the main venue with others being Katabi Gombolola play-ground and Entebbe Muslim community open space in the heart of Entebbe Municipality.

Abenakyo poses with Pro Way Soccer Team players. Pro Way won U-9 catergory. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE

Miss World – Africa and Miss Uganda Abenakyo as well as Matikso witnessed the official prize giving ceremony where the exceling teams were rewarded with medals, trophies and jerseys.

Over 1000 players took part in this tournament that has been played since 2011.

Ajax Queens team pose for a group photo with Miss World – Africa. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE
Alphoneix team players with Quinn Abenakyo. PHOTO: DAVID ISABIRYE

Some of the products from this tourney include Robert Sentongo Junior (now at FUFA Big League club Kansai Plascon), Peter Lumoro (Kiboga Young), Moses Bakabulindi (Uganda U-17 national team player), as well as female Uganda Crested Cranes players as Ritah Nabbosa, Tracy Jones Akiror, Spencer Nakacwa, Lillian Mutuuzo among others.

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

Leave a comment

Please let us know what you think