CAF African Schools Championship Will Build Future Stars – Magogo

FUFA President Moses Magogo has reaffirmed the role of CAF African Schools Championship that is ongoing in Njeru.

Magogo, speaking during the event’s launch on Sunday, said that the tournament will build future stars for Uganda Cranes and the local clubs.

The inaugural CAF African Schools Programme is an initiative launched earlier this year with 41 Member Associations taking part.

Twenty schools were selected to compete for top honours in Uganda where the best school will represent Uganda on the continent.

“We are happy as a Federation and commend CAF for coming up with such an initiative,” stated FUFA Boss Magogo.

“This is a very good initiative that was launched by CAF President Patrice Motsepe who was actually recently here in Uganda and he earlier donated about 10m dollars for this competition across the tournament.”

Moses Magogo. FUFA photo

Magogo added that the tournament will go a long way in identifying talent at the right age.

“The main objective is to identify talent at the right age because when you identify talent at the right age, it’s another process to develop it. So most of those players you see in the top leagues were identified at the right age and were developed,” he added.

“As a Federation we must put in place a mechanism of developing these players, identification and developing are two different things and you need both for you to generate stars that you want. And we are sure that ten years from now we will definitely get players for our national team and clubs.”

The 10 schools selected by FUFA are – St. Mary’s Boarding SS, Kitende
Buddo SS, Standard High School- Zzana, Teso College Aloet, Amus College, Kibuli SS, Jinja SS, Mukono Kings High School, Dynamic SS and Royal Giant School.

FUFA Deputy CEO Decolas Kiiza recently revealed that the selection of the schools was based on their performance in recent schools Championships organised by USSSA.

The ongoing tournament will be followed by the Girls championship with Kawempe Muslim SS, Uganda Martyrs High School- Lubaga, Rines SS, Jinja SS, Wakiso Hill SS, King of Kings Fort Portal, Tagy High School, Gadhafi Integrated Academy, Olila High School and Royal College Namugongo the selected schools.

The Story So Far;

*Matchday 1 Results

Group A
Standard High School 2-0 Jinja SS
Buddo SS 1-1 Boston High School
Mukono Kings High School 3-0 Buddo SS
Boston High School 0-2 Standard High School

Group B
St. Mary’s Boarding School 0-4 Dynamic SS
Kibuli SS 1-1 Amus College
Royal Giant High School 6-0 Kibuli SS
Amusi College 0-1 St. Mary’s Boarding School

*Matchday Two

Group A
Boston High School 2-4 Jinja SS
Mukono Kings High School 3-1 Standard High School, Zzana
Jinja SS 0-1 Mukono Kings High
Standard High School 3-1 Buddo SS

Group B
Amus College 0-4 Dynamic SS
Royal Giants High School 3-2 St. Mary’s Boarding School, Kitende
St. Mary’s Boarding School, Kitende 9-0 Kibuli SS
Dynamic SS 1-3 Royal Giants High School

Action at Njeru

Final Group Fixtures
Monday, 18th July 2022

Mukono Kings High School vs Boston High School
Buddo SS vs Jinja SS
Royal Giants High School vs Amus College School
Kibuli SS vs Dynamic SS



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