Airtel Rising Stars: Central Region Players dominate Kabale Games

find geneva; font-size: small;”>Despite the fact that both teams came from the same school (Citizen High school-Isingiro), story the match was competitive all the way. At the final whistle, the sister teams celebrated the win together.

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Unlike in the other seven regions where none of the girls netted more than four goals throughout the entire tournament, scoring wasn’t a problem at the Kabale games.

The national ladies’ football team coach Majidah Nantanda blamed the goal drought on inadequate coaching education:

“Girl Team coaches do not go for refresher courses and hence use out dated tactics; if the coaches are not trained, this will keep on happening.”

In the boys’ category, Ryakasinga from Shema district emerged champions after a 4-2 win against hosts Kigezi High School in penalty shoot-outs as both sides had settled for a one-all draw at Full Time

It was however evident that Players hailing from the central region dominated the Kabale games as Mohamed Matovu (Sentar College – Mbarara) and Ritah Nabbosa (Citizen) were named Most Valuable Player for the boys’ and girls’ categories, respectively.

Representatives from all regions will converge in Fort-Portal early next week for a grand finale that will run for four days at the end of which, 16 boys and girls will be selected to represent Uganda in the African tournament to be held in Gabon.


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