Oasis (white) in action against Bugabo (Credit: David Isabirye)

1st Entebbe City Kids League:

U-7 Finals:

  • Bugabo Vs Hill Guard

U-10 Finals:

  • Excel Vs Catalonia

Saturday, 1st January 2022

*At Works Playground, Entebbe

The first edition of the Entebbe City Kids League continued with the U-7 and U-10 categories played at the Muslims’ open space in the heart of Entebbe town on Thursday, 30th December 2021.

Bugabo and Hill Guard Academies will face off in the U-7 finals whilst the U-10 finals will see Excel against Catalonia.

Excel U-10 Team celebrates reaching the final (Credit: David Isabirye)

U-7 Semi-finals:

Oasis Entebbe fell 3-1 to Bugabo in the first semi-final of the U-7 event and Excel won 1-0 over Hill Guard.

U-10 Semi-finals:

Excel overcame Red Stars 7-6 in post-penalties after a one-all draw during one semi-final.

Oasis’ Gideon Mukungu (left) in action (Credit: David Isabirye)

During the semi-final, Five Stars Academy lost to Catalonia 3-2 after a goal-less draw in normal time.

The finals will be played on Saturday, 1st January 2022 at the Works Playground.

Besides the U-7 and U-10 finals, the other two finals will be held in the categories of U-13 and U-16.

Excel will face Streamline in the final of the U-13 event.

For the U-16 final, it is still Excel against Navigators. In the semi-finals, Excel Academy overcame Kiwafu Central 5-4 in post-match penalties after normal time ended one-goal apiece.

During the second semi-final, Navigators Soccer Academy humbled Pentagon 2-0 with Steven Otim scoring a brace.

Catalonia U-10 Team (Credit: David Isabirye)
Excel U-7 Team (Credit: David Isabirye)
Five Stars U-10 Team (Credit: David Isabirye)
Bugabo celebrates their celebration to the U-7 finals (Credit: David Isabirye)

All the finalists are guaranteed of a ball apiece with the winning teams takin gold medals and a trophy each.

The respective runners up will take silver medals.

This tournament is sponsored by Entebbe Municipal Council and Yasin Care Foundation owned by LC IV Councilor Yasin Ssemanda.

A young player of Catalonia executes a corner kick (Credit: David Isabirye)

Groups Results:

U-7:

A:

  • Nkumba 0-1 Bugabo
  • Nkumba 0-1 Emmanuel
  • Five Stars 0-1 Bugabo
  • Hill Guard 5-0 Emmanuel
  • Five Stars Academy 1-0 Emmanuel
  • Hill Guard 1-0 Bugabo
  • Emmanuel 0-3 Bugabo
  • Five Stars Academy 0-0 Nkumba
  • Hill Guard 3-2 Nkumba

B:

  • Entebbe City 0-1 Pentagon
  • Oasis 0-2 Excel
  • Oasis 5-0 Entebbe City
  • Excel 0-0 Pentagon
  • Entebbe City 0-0 Excel
  • Pentagon 0-1 Oasis

U-10:

A:

  • Excel 0-0 Five Stars Academy
  • Five Stars Academy 2-0 Hill Guard
  • Hill Guard 0-0 Excel

B:

  • Catalonia 0-0 Red Stars
  • Red Stars 2-1 Entebbe City
  • Entebbe City 1-1 Cataloinia
Five Star players share a light moment with the phone (Credit: David Isabirye)
Parents with their children at the Muslim playground in Entebbe (Credit: David Isabirye)

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

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