UYFA Nationals: Sparta 09, CBI Sports Crowned Champions

Boys Category:

Final: Sparta 09 1-0 Kampala Junior Team.

3rd Place Play offs: Excel Athletic Academy (4) 2-2 (3) Garuga Soccer Academy.

Girls Category:

Final: CBI Sports Academy (5) 0-0 (4) Sky Sports Club Academy.

Sparta 09 Academy and CBI Sports were crowned champions of the inaugural Uganda Youth Football Associations (UYFA) Boys and Girls U13 National Championship respectively.

The competition climaxed on Sunday 21st, August 2022 in Mbale at the Mbale Municipal Stadium.

Nicholas Kawooya’s lone goal in the first half was enough to earn Sparta 09 the win over Kampala Junior Team.

Earlier on, CBI Sports from Kumi needed a penalty shootout to triumph over Sky Sports Club Academy in the girls’ final. Normal time ended in a barren draw, but CBI scored five (5) spot kicks while Sky Sports converted only four (4).

On their road to the finals, Sparta 09 eliminated El Cambio in the Round of 16 via a 2-0 scoreline, before defeating KAYDA 1-0 in the quarterfinals.

In the last four (semifinals), Sparta 09 needed a penalty shootout to eliminate Excel Athletic Academy 4-3 following a goalless draw in normal time.

Meanwhile, their opponents in the final, KJT, eliminated Della Torre (Luweero) in the Round of 16 via a penalty shootout, and then Sky Sports Club Academy by a 1-0 scoreline in the quarterfinals, before ejecting Garuga Soccer Academy via a penalty shootout (7-6) following a barren draw in normal time.

CBI Sports

In the Girls category, CBI Sports eliminated Nsambya Young Stars by a 1-0 scoreline in the semifinals, while Sky Sports Club Academy ejected Talent Platform from Luweero by a 2-0 scoreline.

Individual Awards:

In the Girls category, Faith Gloria Akol from CBI Sports was named the Most Valuable Player.

Zainah Nabifo from Sky Sports Club Academy topped the scoring charts in the Girls category with three (3) goals.

The Golden Glove in the Girls category was taken by Zainab Taliba from Sky Sports Club Academy.

Nsambya Young Stars Academy won the Fair Play Award for the Girls category.

In the Boys category, exciting young star, Mikidad Moroga, was named the Most Valuable Player, and his teammate, Nicholas Kawooya, was the top scorer with five (5) goals.

Kampala Junior Team shot stopper, Jamal Kiyaga, was named the Best Goalkeeper, while the Fair Play Award went to Kasese Bronken.

Ninety six (96) teams participated in the qualification stage of the inaugural UYFA National Championship in the Boys category, with twenty five (25) teams qualifying for the final tournament.

All the girls teams present were invited, with eight (8) teams turning up for the invitation.



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