Acholi quarters children in celebration with their balls

3rd Inter slums football tournament:

  • Final: Luigi Slum Vs Kawenja Slum
  • Saturday, 18th January 2020
  • In Acholi Quarter, Banda – Kampala

The third edition of the annual slums football tournament in Kampala will conclude at the Acholi quarters in Banda on Saturday, 18th January 2020.

Luigi and Kawenja slums will battle for supremacy on who rules the slums in  tourney organized by The Aliguma Foundation.

The United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees (UNHCR) Ambassador in Uganda H.E Joel Boutroue has been confirmed among the high profile guest list to grace the epic finale.

With great pleasure, we are glad to inform you that among other high profile guests, UNHCR Ambassador, His Excellency Joel Boutroue. He will grace our slum soccer final this Saturday in Acholi Quarters Banda”  a statement by Aliguma Foundation.

United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees (UNHCR) Ambassador in Uganda H.E Joel Boutroue

The slum soccer climax will be held in the slums of Acholi Quarters-Banda B, starting from 1pm.

There will be three matches played with the main match at 4pm.

His Excellency Boutroue, the Italian Ambassador, the Nakawa Mayor and RDC among other dignitaries are some of the VIP guests expected.

This is the third time in a row that the Aliguma Foundation is organizing such a tournament.

Ritah Aliguma, founder of the Aliguma Foundation

A number of slum children have been exposed since their potentiality has been unearthed.

In fact, the fruits are already evident since several education scholarships have been given to about 20 talented boys and girls courtesy of Abato Schools and Shepherd House Junior School.

Teams from the areas of Naggulu, Mbuya, Banda and Nakawa registered for the third edition.

Tripple Stars team

At the very start in December 2019, the tournament organizing team received a timely boost when the UEFA Foundation supported the teams with goal nets, jerseys, soccer boots and other items.

For starters, the Aliguma Foundation was initiated by former Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA) president Rita Aliguma.

She is also the Executive director of Rismiles Public Relations and Events Management Company.

It’s very important for us to carry out this tournament because it is the kind of football event that brings together the kids of the slum and we use it to bring together kids of different communities and we use it to address challenges within this community. During this tournament, we identify kids who do well with football and well talented and take them back to school through scholarships.

Ritah Aliguma, Founder Aliguma Foundation
Some of the kids showcase the donated balls at Acholi Quarters play ground

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

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