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2019 Watoto Wasoka Christmas Football Camp:

Finals:

  • U-9: Sparta 09 Kampala 0 (2) – 0 (1) King of Kings
  • U-11: Big Talent Soccer School 2 – 1 Kampala Galaxy
  • U-13: Mutukula 0 – 1 Sparta 09 Kampala
  • U-15: Everton Uganda 1 – 0 Big Talent Soccer Schoool
  • Girls: Everton Uganda 1-0 Uganda Martyrs

The annual Watoto Wasoka Christmas Camp successfully climaxed at the Ganyanya Junior School in Jeeza along Mityana road.

Sparta 09 Kampala academy and Everton Uganda won two events of the five available trophies.

Everton Uganda was successful in the U-15 boys’ event as Sparta 09 Kampala came top in the U-9 and U-13 boys categories.

Shakir Kiyingi scored the lone goal for Sparta 09 Kampala during their 1-0 win against Mutukula in the U-13 final.

Sparta 09 Kampala U-9 players and their head coach celebrate at Jeeza
Sparta 09 won the U-13 boys category as well
Big Talent Soccer School U-11 players with their medals and Trophy

Musician Eddie Kenzo’s owned Big Talent Soccer School won the U-11 boys finale.

Top scorer Roy Olara (6 goals) and Dalson Sseguya found the goals for Big Talent Soccer School as Steven Lukwago found the consolation for Kampala Galaxy during the 2-1 result in the U-11 final.

For eight years now, the camp was successfully held with at least 2752 participants taking part from the respective academies in the country.

Everton Uganda U-15 team players jubilate with their trophy and medals

Best players, coaches, and teams rewarded:

Like the norm has been over the years, the outstanding best players, coaches, and teams were given certificates, medals, plaques, and trophies.

Big Talent Soccer School had the biggest individual award winners (six).

Immensely gifted left-footed forward Farouk Tumwesigye was the top scorer U-15.

Innocent Walukagga (MVP U-15), Shafiq Nsubuga (Best goalkeeper U-11), Benjamin Nsindabagoma (Top scorer U-9), Roy Olala (Top scorer U-11) and best goalkeeper U-15 Sharif Wedala, all of Big Talent Soccer School were also rewarded.

L-R: Joackim Ssekitto (Head Coach), Innocent Walukagga (MVP U-15), Shafiq Nsubuga (Best goalkeeper U-11), Benjamin-Nsindabagoma (Top scorer 11), Roy Olala (Top Scorer U-13), Farouk Tumwesigye (Top Scorer U-15) and Sharif Wedala (Best goalkeeper, U-15)

Other individual performers:

U-9:

The Most Valuable Player (MVP) was Daniel “Messi” Lyligima from King of Kings Academy.

The best goalkeeper was Japhet Mapusi of Sparta 09 and the best coach was Isaac Nsumba (Sparta 09).

U-11:

Kampala Galaxy’s Steven Lukwago was Most Valuable Player (MVP).

Kampala Galaxy’s Maurice Micklish was the best coach.

U-13:

The Most Valuable Player (MVP) was Sparta 09’s Ashiraf Kyakuwa.

Fahad Bukenya of Mutukula Soccer Academy finished with 7 Goals to take the golden boot.

Rauf Ssemuyaba of Sparta 09 Academy was best goalkeeper as Bonny Wamukota (Mutukula Soccer Academy) was best coach.

King Jesus Academy players receive the team certificate of participation from FUFA youth delegate Farouk Kigongo
Josephine Ndagire, the Most Valuable Player (MVP) Girls

Girls:

The Most Valuable Player (MVP) was Josephine Ndagire of Everton Uganda.

Sharon Namatovu, another Everton Uganda was top scorer having netted three goals.

The best goalkeeper was Daphne Nayenga of Uganda Martyrs High School as Sharifa Nabukeera (Everton Uganda) took home the best coach’s plaque.

U-15:

Everton Uganda’s Ali Ssenkunda was named the best coach in the U-15 category.

According to FUFA youth delegate, Farouk Kigongo who witnessed the climax of this camp, the quality of the players produced is convincing, a strong benchmark for schools, academies and national underage sides scouting talent.

“There was a great level of organization at the 2019 – 2020 Watoto Wasoka football camp. This is one of the tournaments that provide a rich fertile ground to scout talent for schools, academies and Uganda Underage teams,” Kigongo noted.

The Watoto Wasoka Christmas camp has been held since 2012 on a rotational basis.

Watoto Wasoka is a youth-led Football 4 Development scheme using football as a vehicle for positive social change in the lives of slum children in Uganda that seeks to change lives, one game at a time, through structured football programs.

The organization is currently working with more than 6,000 kids, organizing programmes such as the Primary Schools League, Slums Derby, the Christmas Camp, Football 4 WASH and the Sparta 09 teams.

The certificates, medals, plaques and trophies that were given to outstanding players, teams and coaches

Outstanding Players and coaches:

U-9:

  • Most Valuable Player (MVP):  Daniel Lyligima (King of Kings Academy)
  • Top scorer: Benjamin Nsinda (6) – Big Talent Soccer School
  • Best GoalKeeper: Japhet Mapusi (Sparta 09)
  • Best Coach: Isaac Nsumba (Sparta 09)

U-11

  • Most Valuable Player (MVP): Steven Lukwago (Kampala Galaxy)
  • Top scorer: Roy Olara (6) – Big Talent Soccer School
  • Best Goal Keeper: Shafik Nsubuga – Big Talent Soccer School
  • Best Coach: Maurice Micklish (Kampala Galaxy)

U-13:

  • Most Valuable Player (MVP): Ashiraf Kyakuwa (Sparta 09 Soccer Academy)
  • Top Scorer: Fahad Bukenya (7 Goals) – Mutukula Soccer Academy
  • Best Goal Keeper: Rauf Ssemuyaba (Sparta 09 Academy)
  • Best Coach: Bonny Wamukota (Mutukula Soccer Academy)

GIRLS:

  • Most Valuable Player (MVP): Josephine Ndagire (Everton Uganda)
  • Top scorer: Sharon Namatovu (3 Goals) – Everton Uganda
  • Best GoalKeeper: Daphne Nayenga (Uganda Martyrs High School)
  • Best Coach: Sharifa Nabukeera (Everton Uganda)

U-15:

  • Most Valuable Player (MVP): Innocent Walukaga (Big Talent Soccer School)
  • Top scorer: Farouk Tumwesigye (9 Goals) – Big Talent Soccer School
  • Best Goal Keeper: Sharif Budala – Big Talent Soccer School
  • Best Coach: Ali Ssenkunda – Everton Uganda Academy
Under 9 kids action
Kawempe Tula based Lapaz Academy won the plate final (Europa)

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

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