Girls football in the 2022 DIDA Women Cup at Budaka Primary School

4th DIDA Women’s Day Cup:

Final:

  • Joy Blessed Nur and Primary School 3-1 Bugwere Soccer Foundation

Silver Round (Semifinals):

  • Joy Blessed 2-0 Spike Academy Namengo
  • Galaxy High school 0-1 Bugwere Soccer Foundation

Bronze Round (3rd place play-off):

Spike Academy Namengo 1 (4) – (2) 1 Galaxy High School

Top scorer:

  • Zaina Kataike (Joy Blessed Nur & Primary School) – 5 Goals

Boys (U-14):

  • Joy Blessed Nur and Primary School 4-0 Spike Academy
Joy Blessed Nur and Primary School players and officials with the ir trophy, medals, donated balls.

Joy Blessed Nur and Primary School won their second overall trophy in the DIDA women’s cup championship in Budaka district, Eastern Uganda.

The Budaka based school triumphed 3-1 over Bugwere Soccer Foundation during the final of the 2022 edition at Budaka primary school.

Zaina Kataike starred with a brace and Norah Katoko added the other for the victorious team.

Topista Pangholi struck an own goal for the consolation.

The trophy presentation to the captain of the winning team
Young girls celebrating

The third place play-off match was won by Spike Academy, Namengo after their 4-2 post match penalty victory over Galaxy High School.

Normal time of this contest had ended one-goal apiece.

Six teams took part in this year’s championship that marked fourth edition under the theme-line “Break The Bias”.

A young in a branded tournament shirt
Boys’ football action between Joy Blessed Nur and Primary school against Spike Academy

Boy’s U-14:

In the boys’ category (U-14), Joy Blessed Nur and Primary School humbled Spike Academy 4-0.

Andrew Ngole and Mathias Kijali registered a brace apiece.

Both Ngole’s goals were penalties as Media Mpudei missed his effort from 12 yards.

LC V Emmanuel Pajji awarding a certificate and a ball

This day long championship was also graced by the Budaka Local Council V chairman Emmanuel Pajji.

Six teams graced the fourth edition; God Cares, Joy Bless, Bugwere Score Foundation, Lyama, Galaxy Secondary School and Spke Academy, Namengo.

DIDA (Develop, Inspire, Discipline, Achieve) Sports organization has organized this competition since 2019 when with Kampala based God Cares Girls team emerged as the inaugural champions.

Updating the tournament proceedings using the SkyScout Group App
Online recording of results and scorers. Such data will be useful for future use of tracking the players
Some goodies given out
Afri pads donated by Uganda Red Cross

The top performers were rewarded with trophies, medals, kit and branded T-Shirts as well as Afripads donated by Uganda Red Cross.

DIDA Sports Organization, a community interest company (CIC) based between London and Budaka District in the region of Eastern Uganda.

Founded by Naki Kaddu, DIDA is an initiative whose goal is to holistically develop Ugandan, and eventually East African youth from the young ages of 6 years all the way to 18 years and beyond.

Celebrations
A coach shouts instructions from the touchline
Some of the DIDA Women Cup organizers following the tournament with due attention

DIDA’s objective is to facilitate the development of sports training facility in Budaka, Uganda with an approach to help each kid, develop their true potential to help Inspire others and by showing Discipline on and off of the sports field they can achieve their goals.

The organization has a mission to strengthen grassroots level & enhance maximal sporting development and life skills of children and youths living in Budaka district via chess, boxing and football.

Young girls celebrating

DIDA uses sport as an educational tool to develop and empower the youth to transform their future prospects within their local community and surrounding district, to empower a generation of Ugandan youth to truly understand and believe that they have their destiny in their own hands and transform individuals and communities in understanding the power of contribution to others.

Other partners include; Sportsleo, Sky Scout, Nki Consult Limited, British African Business Alliance, Uganda Red Cross, Som Chess Academy as well as the Chess Parents and Guardians Association Limited Uganda (CPGA).

Girls autographing a jersey branded by SkyScout
Chairman of sports in Budaka District

DIDA Women’s Day winners since 2019 

  • 2019: God Cares Girls (Kampala)
  • 2020: Joy Blessed Nur and primary school (Budaka)
  • 2021: Bugwere Soccer Foundation (Budaka)
  • 2022: Joy Blessed Nur and primary school (Budaka)

2022 Edition:

U-16 Girls:

  • GROUP A: Bugwere Soccer Foundation, Joy Blessed Nur & Primary School, Lyama Women
  • GROUP B: Galaxy High School, Spike Academy, Budaka Progressive High School

Group Stages

Group A:

  • Bugwere Soccer Foundation 0-1 Joy Blessed Nur & Primary School
  • Joy Blessed Nur & Primary School 3-0 Lyama Progressive
  • Lyama Women 0-0 Bugwere Soccer Foundation

Group B:

  • Spike Soccer Academy 1-1 Budaka Progressive High School
  • Galaxy High School 0-0 Spike Academy
  • Budaka Progressive 0-1 Galaxy High School
Football action during the 2022 DIDA Women Cup at Budaka Primary School playground
Inspection of teams prior to kick off in the final
Young girls following the proceedings

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

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