Football, like most sports disciplines is a short cut to breaking the chains of poverty and misery.

Successful footballers world over have supported their respective families and dependents alike.

The prime objective of Five Stars Football Club – Entebbe was to create a crop of talented players who could live a life of self-sustenance.

With the club’s vivid motto “We Shall Lead”, they have taken an extra mile to take a leader’s banner.

According to Shafik Kakooza, the director of the club, the urge to develop talent and change their lives for the best propelled him to starting the project.

Registered under the Uganda Youth Football Association (UYFA), Five Stars Football Club has grown in stature over the years.

Five Stars Football Club was started to develop the talents of the young ones in the society and country wide with a purpose of changing footballers’ lives   from bad to good life. We accommodate players between the age bracket of 5 to 20 years.

Shafik Kakooza, Managing Director Five Stars FC Entebbe
Former Miss World Africa and Miss Uganda Quinn Abenakyo hands over a trophy to U-15 winners Five Stars.

Early days:

Five Stars Football Club was started in December 2012 during the third term holidays.

There has been a natural growth of this club, having started with just three players to the current numbers that swell up to over 100 registered players.

Sponsors:

Parents are main stake holders of the club. This club has an external support force of the Dutch duo Pieter Van Der Ende  and  Van Jesse Buitelaar.

The club has its main offices at Nkumba  and use their main play-ground at Nkumba  Primary School (Kataka ).

Shafik Kakooza hands over a ball to Five Stars U-11 captain Barnabas Junior.

Administration:

There are firm structures at Five Stars Football Club to ensure affluent administration and smooth flow of work tasks.

Shafik Kakooza is the managing director. Faisal Ssimbwa as the secretary, Shafik Mutyaba (club manager), Sharifah Nampijja  (Finance), Yasin Njagala (Technical), Conrad Kayizi (Head Coach) as well as the parents coordinators Faridah Nakyanzi  and Fahim Katongole.

Some of the young players at Five Stars Football Club Entebbe

Products:

For a spell of 8 years since inception, Five Stars Football Club has witnessed the drastic development of players and coaches.

“We have helped many footballers and coach achieve their dreams through Five Stars Football Academy” Kakooza notes.

The success stories of players is well spelt out with a number of vivid products.

Baker Jjuuko (Abu Dhabi), Elyton Ssebowa (KCCA U-17 goalkeeper), Steven Bukina, Muhamood Ndugwa (goalkeeper), Ali Muzai (Monaco), Wahab Ssekungu (Kabonge Foundation), Jamil Muksin (Kabonge Foundation), Edirisa Kabejja (New Villa) and Barbra Namwooya, now at Tagy School among others have all been at Five Stars FC Entebbe.

Eric Kisuze is one of the graduate coaches at Five Stars Football Club Entebbe

Some of the coaches produced include Eric Kisuze  (currently at Nkumba Kataka  and Nakaseke  International School ), Herman Sseruga Lidondo (Kalisizo United and Isaac Newton High School Masaka), Abdul Rama Kasirye  (Elite Soccer Academy Nkumba , Nkumba Model  Primary School and Lake  View  Kitinda  Secondary School ), Hassan Waswa Bukenya  (Five Stars Fc Entebbe and Wagwa High School, Masaka) as well as Conrad Kayizi (Five Stars , St James Primary School  and Bright  Secondary School).

Achievements:

Five Stars Football Club – Entebbe has won a number of trophies.

The very first trophy was during the SOS Children’s Village gala in Entebbe.

Then, this was followed by a number of other successes including the Kampala Football festival U-17 tourney, 2015 Kajufa U-15 catergory in Wakiso, 2015 Kajufa U-15 in Wakiso, 2016 Kajufa U-17 in Kabowa, 2016 U-17 Entebbe holiday netball and football soccer camp, 2017 U-17 Entebbe Holiday netball and football camp, 2017 Easter Cup – Nkumba, 2018 U-15 Kisubi Championship, 2019 Katabi Local Government tournament and the 2019 U-15 Entebbe Holiday netball and football camp.

Runners up:

The club has been runners up on several occasions in different tournaments.

They claimed the second slot in the 2019 U-17 Airtel Rising Stars Buganda regional qualifiers held in Luwero.

Five Stars FC Entebbe also finished second in the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 Buganda Junior League U-15, 2018 UYFA U-15 national championship at Mityana, 2019 Tapin UYFA U-15 championship, We go to skills tournament, Entebbe Mayors Cup, Bulesa Memorial Tournament, 2019 Anthony Muwonge Memorial Cup in Bweyogerere, 2020 Entebbe Holiday netball and football soccer camp, among others.

Five Stars Football Club – Entebbe Logo

Key Contacts:  0778924044 / 0755500361 / 0759810793 / 0706403955 

Bank Account:  Dfcu Bank (Account Name – Five Stars Football Club Entebbe)

Administrative Structure:

  • Managing Director: Shafik Kakooza
  • Secretary: Faisal Ssimbwa
  • Club manager: Shafik Mutyaba
  • Finance: Sharifah Nampijja
  • Technical: Yasin Njagala
  • Head coach: Conrad Kayizi
  • Parents coordinators: Faridah Nakyanzi and Fahim Katongole
Five Stars U16 team Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE
Junior players at Five Stars Football Club

Five Stars FC Entebbe takes part in a number of youth tournaments with Entebbe Municipality and outside.

For 8 years now, they have also organized the annual Entebbe Holiday Soccer Camp where at least 1000 children gather together to play at the start of every year.

Achievements:

Winners:

SOS Children’s Village gala in Entebbe

Kampala Football festival U-17 tourney

2015 Kajufa U-15 (Wakiso)

2015 Kajufa U-15 (Wakiso)

2016 Kajufa U-17 (Kabowa)

2016 U-17 Entebbe holiday netball and football soccer camp

2017 U-17 Entebbe Holiday netball and football camp

2017 Easter Cup – Nkumba

2018 U-15 Kisubi Championship

2019 Katabi Local Government tournament

2019 U-15 Entebbe Holiday netball and football camp

Runners up:

2019 U-17 Airtel Rising Stars Buganda regional qualifiers held in Luwero.

2017/2018 and 2018/2019 Buganda Junior League U-15

2018 UYFA U-15 national championship (Mityana)

2019 Tapin UYFA U-15 championship

Entebbe Mayors Cup

Bulesa Memorial Tournament

2019 Anthony Muwonge Memorial Cup (Bweyogerere)

2020 Entebbe Holiday netball and football soccer camp

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

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  1. Good achievement for five stars, thanks David for the report and great work for shafik Kakoozan

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